EpicCharterSchoolHighSchoolStudentswhohavecompletedtheirEpicProm2019 ticketpurchasemaysubmittheirinformationforpromcourtconsideration.PromCourt willbecomposedoftwoFreshman,twoSophomore,twoJuniorandtwoSenior representatives.GuestswhoarenotEpicCharterSchoolHighSchoolStudentsarenot eligibleforpromcourtsubmissionorconsideration.Promattendeeswillpartakeinalive vote during the event on May 4, 2019.
Name: Randel LudwigAge: 17How many years have you been enrolled in Epic Charter School? 4 yearsGPA 4.15Favorite School Subject: MathExtra Curricular Activities: Football, Choir, Acapella Ambassadors, 2 Internships, Job at Tucker’s Onion Burger, Church Youth groups, serving at church, The Neighbor Kid Lawn Care.Favorite Hobby: Being outdoors, especially sports. I also love to play chess and pool.Accomplishments: Recipient of the OU Award Of Excellence Scholarship. Treasurer of the National Honor Society, Student Council Treasurer, got a 32 on my ACT, been accepted to colleges on scholarships. Starter with the OKC Patriots Football, auditioned for and was accepted into a group called the Acapella Ambassadors.Favorite thing about Epic Charter School: The fact that you can still do everything that is possible at a brick-and-mortar school, plus you can move and create your own schedule.Write a short paragraph about yourself to be included with your 2019 Prom Court Bio: I have always been active, starting at an early age. I was always the most energetic and competitive person, whether it came to sports or academics. In the first grade I was diagnosed with asthma, and in the 3rd grade I was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome, neither of which hindered my academic achievements or prevented me from going on to play football, participate in honor choir, play the double bass in orchestra, or being placed in Gifted and Talented groups, all by the 4th grade. I then developed migraines sometime during my elementary years, which meant that I was taking medication for asthma, Tourette’s, and migraines. In the 5th grade I was put in a group that did 6th grade math, then in 6th grade I did 7th grade math, and in 7th grade I progressed to Algebra I. I was in orchestra, advanced choir, and played football 4th through the 7th grade, as well as track and field 6th and 7th grade, until I moved to an online charter school in 8th grade. My reasoning for moving out of brick-and-mortar public school isn’t necessarily because I was bullied, but because I was sick and tired of watching other people be bullied, particularly because I couldn’t do much about it at the time, being the runt that I was. I also wasn’t interested in the drugs and other activities teenagers were doing at the time, which influenced me to do online schooling and focus more on my academics.InmyfreshmenandsophomoreyearIdidn’treallydomanyextracurriculars,becauseIwasbusy adjustingtoschoolingonline,butinmyJunioryearIjoinedtheCentralOklahomaHomeschoolChoirand participatedinroboticsanddramaclass.Iwasontheroadtosuccessandlookingforwardtobuyingmyfirst carwiththemoneyIhadearnedupbystartingalawnmowingbusiness(withmyownbusinesscards!)ThenI wasdiagnosedwithnarcolepsy,whichcomplicatedthings.Iwasdeterminedtonotletthisslowmedown,but itwastakingatollonme,sincewecouldn'tfindanymedicationthatwouldhelpwithit.Icontinuedwith choir,andduringthesummerIcampaignedfor-andwon-theelectionformyschool’schapteroftheNational HonorSociety.StartingmySenioryear,IgotajobatTucker’sOnionBurgerrestaurantinNorman,Oklahoma, andthenjoinedupwiththeOklahomaCityPatriotsfootballprogramwhereIamastartingoutsidelinebacker andspecialteamsplayer.Ialsostartedtwodifferentinternshipsatmyhighschool,onefor AssetManagement andRecovery,andanotheroneforData Analysis.Idoallofthiswhilekeepingstraight A’sinmy APandHonors courses,whilepushingthroughmynarcolepsy,asthma,Tourette’sSyndrome,andmigraines.Iamworkingwith theotherNationalHonorSocietyofficerstomakeadifferencethroughfooddrivesandvolunteeringatthe RegionalFoodBank,whileorganizingotherclothingandequipmentdrivesforthehomelessandfor elementary-aged orphans. I was invited to apply and will be attending OU Honors College Fall of 2019.