Students of the Month
Joel Arnold - September 2001
Joel Arnold is a busy young man, just the way he likes it. The Cowley sophomore, set to graduate in December, is an elementary education major with a 4.0 grade-point average in his Cowley classes (3.7 cumulative).
He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Act One, and Campus Christian Fellowship. He works at Renn Memorial Library, and in the past has worked at Dillons and Braums. He has had parts in Cowley musicals, and last spring was first runner-up in the Mr. CinderFella Pageant.
As busy as he stays, Arnold still finds time to help others. Last year, he served as a tutor for the special education classroom at Jefferson Elementary School in Arkansas City, and tutored grades 1-3 at Sacred Heart Catholic School, also in Ark City. He is assistant director for his church’s high school youth group in Kingman, and took on the challenging assignment as fifth- and sixth-grade Sunday School teacher. He dedicates time to visit the residents at Medicalodge East in Ark City, and Park West Senior Plaza in Wichita. He participated in the Bowl for Kid’s Sake 2001, and helped set up for the annual Senior Senior Prom.
Megan Houk - October 2001
Being named Student Athlete for the month of October, then voted as a finalist for Queen Alalah, Cowley’s Megan Houk has received a lot of attention lately. Add another award to her resume. Houk, a sophomore psychology major from Valley Center, recently was named the October Student of the Month. Houk, the daughter of Cindi Houk and Loren Houk, certainly has been in the limelight in October.
She holds a 4.0 grade-point average, is president of the Student Government Association, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. On top of all that, Houk is captain of the Lady Tiger volleyball team. She also was named October Student-Athlete of the Month. Still, Houk remains as humble as ever.
She defined a Student of the Month. "It’s somebody who works hard and puts time into academics and works to better themselves and at being a role model for other students," Houk said. "I try my hardest to be a good role model for everybody else. Being a Student Ambassador, (sponsor) Sue’s (Saia) told us we have to be good role models." Houk credits her parents for instilling in her the importance of education.