Distinguished Alumni 2019

Lyle Hedgecock

Lyle Hedgecock is a 1992 El Reno Public Schools graduate. He is a legacy of educators Mother and Father, Lex H. Hedgecock and Jamey E. Hedgecock. He is married to wife, Bobbi A. Paulson. He also has daughters: Melissa, Lauren, Madeline, Claire, Chloe and sons: Alexander and Dorian.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Maryland. Masters of Intelligence Analysis, American Military University, with honors Juris Doctor, American University Washington College of Law, cum laude.

Lyle was recognized as Clinical Legal Education Association Student of the year, 2014, for outstanding work representing indigent clients. Distinguished Graduate, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Qualification training. Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School. Academic Awardee, Airman Leadership School. Honors Graduate, Squadron Officer School.

Also, he has earned Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal (three awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal. Honors: 50th Operation Group Company Grade Officer of the Year and Field Grade Officer of the Quarter (three awards); Company Grade Officer of the Quarter (three awards).

Lyle has 24 years of service with the United States Air Force; participated in overseas operations in 21 countries. Received the Humanitarian Service Medal for work searching for survivors at the Murrah Federal Building. Pro bono attorney for indigent clients on behalf of Catholic Charities and the American University. Decorated for saving the life of an injured motorist following a multi-vehicle accident in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Among his many accomplishments, education has enabled this El Reno High School graduate to succeed in the Air Force in highly technical fields. The applicant has tested cutting-edge space engine technology, placed a satellite relay station in Antarctica and performed nuclear command and control duties for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The educational foundation El Reno Public Schools provided, enabled the graduate to perform successfully in three degree programs, culminating in a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the American University, Washington, D.C.

Brandon Hobson

Brandon Hobson

Growing up in El Reno, Brandon’s parents are Freddie and Jeanne Hobson. He’s a 1988 El Reno High School graduate. His wife is Kay. He has 2 children, Holden and Ian. His brother is Brian. Sister in law Jill and niece Sydney and nephew Brady.
Brandon received a Bachelor of Arts from Oklahoma City University, 1992. Master’s in Arts from University of Central Oklahoma, 1995. PhD in English (Creative Writing) from Oklahoma State University, 2015.
Dr. Hobson has greatly benefited from his education. Through hard work, perseverance, setting goals and determinations, Brandon has earned a doctorate and has become a college professor. Education has helped Dr. Hobson develop empathy and a sapient sense of understanding and compassion in leading others to become an apotheosis of determination, focus and acumen. – Anita Lewis
He is author of the novel “Where the Dead Sit Talking”, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award. He is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University and also teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.
Dr. Hobson is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma

Carolyn Marshall

Carolyn Marshall

Carolyn is a graduate of El Reno High School Class of 1977. She is married to Geary Marshall. They have two children, Jessica and Ryan. She has one granddaughter, Luna. Her mother is Phyllis Allen who works in the kitchen at Rose Witcher.

Carolyn attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Education

Laneta Guth – “Carolyn has been an educator in the El Reno Public Schools system since 1981. Throughout her thirty eight years she has guided, instructed and influenced many students in the middle school. Her teaching style is amazing. She teaches manners, respect, and life skills. Her passion and desire is unwavering. She is committed and dedicated to ERPS and the children of El Reno.”

She is humbled by the many honors and awards she has received and her greatest honor is “Thank you” by her students that say “YOU made a difference in MY life”.

Carolyn is an active member of the Mt. Morriah Baptist Church in El Reno. She attends sports activities and works with spirit clubs.

Carolyn is perhaps the living, breathing prime example of ERPS education. She is a product of El Reno who has returned and invested decades into the lives of students in El Reno.

Often, we do not recognize the excellence within our home town.

Rocky Carter

Rocky Carter

Rocky Carter was born and raised in El Reno, Rocky benefited from the El Reno Public Schools System education. His educational background allowed him to move on to Central State University and paved the way for a great career in education. He’s always put family first and his wife is a retired educator Karen, children Ryan, Camilla and Ross.

During his career as an Educator, he has been so impactful to community of El Reno by devoting his life to ensure the future generation has a brighter future.

“Pat Liticker” – I have known Rocky Carter for over 25 years. I don’t know of anyone in our community who has had such a positive influence. He has mentored many young men as athletes, future citizens, as well as young coaches. His model behavior and beliefs are inspiring to all of us. His induction to the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame (only one born and raised in El Reno) is testament to his honor.

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