Duke 2nd grade student, Lane Womack, won 1st place in the 2nd grade category in the state of Oklahoma in the Well Site Safety Coloring Contest sponsored by the OERB (Oklahoma Energy Resource Board). There were over 1,600 applicants.
Womack received an overnight stay in Oklahoma City for his family (including little brother Lance, grandparents, and his teacher and spouse), a $100 Toys R Us gift card, a certificate presented by the Chairman of the OERB, a backpack of goodies, and recognition at the OERB’s 2014 Well Site Safety Day in the state Capitol in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 22.
Lane, his family, and his teacher, Mrs. Susan Bull, met and visited with OERB executives and other contest winners in the Blue Room where refreshments were served, posters were viewed, and games about well site safety with prizes were played. Lt. Governor Todd Lamb gave a special welcome and address. He encouraged these youth to grow up healthy, choose careers, and “Stay in Oklahoma!” Lane also received beautiful certificates from State Representative Ortega and State Senator Schulz.
After viewing much of the Capitol building, a delicious buffet lunch was served at the OERB offices. Face painting, caricature sketches, and a photo booth with dress-up attire were provided for entertainment as well as “Make-Your-Own-Sundaes” and a special presentation from the Oklahoma City Zoo with animals. Throughout the afternoon, a video presentation of the winners and their teachers showed on several different TV screens, and Lane was even picked for an interview to be shown at a later time.
Mrs. Bull made sure that Petro Pete himself signed each of Lane’s three books, also presented by the OERB. Lane is the son of Alan and Rana Womack, the grandson of George and Joan Wycoff and Linda Warren, and the great-grandson of Mary Green, all of Duke. Way to go, Lane!