Due to the COVID19 situation, the Teen Board application process is being delayed. We anticipate applications for new members will open on May 8th for the Teen Board Class of 2020.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that preserves Oklahoma’s history and promotes pride in our great state. Through the organization’s various educational programs, events, publishing activities, and at the interactive Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the organization tells Oklahoma’s story through its people.
The Teen Board offers students the opportunity to learn more about Oklahomans who have changed the world, while at the same time learn valuable real-world skills that help them develop connections to their communities. Now in its 14th year, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board continues its statewide impact.
Students will meet and interact with peers from across Oklahoma, have the opportunity to meet notable Oklahomans, and participate in organization and Museum programming, including the 93rd Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony.
The Teen Board is responsible for planning and implementing an annual fundraiser to benefit the education programs of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum's Free Field Trip Program. Each member of the Teen Board will be responsible for attending all meetings, serving on a committee, and participating in fundraising. Please review the application process below to determine if you are interested in applying and can to commit to the requirements.
- Applicants should be Oklahoma students in 9th through 12th grade for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Teen Board Members are selected after completing an application and interview process. Each application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an adult (other than a parent or relative) who knows the applicant well.
- Applicants will learn whether they have received an interview on a date to be determined and interviews will be conducted soon after notification. Exact dates to be determined and communicated to applicants. Applicants will be contacted via phone and/or e-mail.
- Teen Board members will serve a six-month term, beginning in August and ending with an event in January 2021.
- Those selected for the Teen Board must attend an orientation meeting on Monday, August 31 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and commit to a monthly meeting held on the second Monday of each month: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14 and finish the year with a special event on a Sunday in January 2021, exact date TBD. Please evaluate these dates prior to applying for this commitment.
- Teen Board Members will have an opportunity to participate in an incentive program to serve as escorts for the Class of 2020 and other dignitaries at the 93rd Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony held in Norman on November 12th.
- Verification of volunteer hours will be provided and, if requested, letters of recommendation to colleges or potential employers will also be available.
We look forward to the 2020 Class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board re-defining the commitment of young Oklahomans' connection to our peers and the communities in which we live. This enhanced relationship will lead to stronger communication, clearer undersatanding, and an increased level of pride in Oklahoma.
Ava Woolery – 2020 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board Chairman
Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board Fundraising
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is proud to offer students for all 77 counties across the state the opportunity to visit the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City for FREE as part of the Free Field Trip program, powered by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board. Through the annual Teen Board fundraiser we can reach over 5,000 students throughout the state.
Student groups from 10 to 150 can receive free admission to explore the museum, take a guided tour, and also receive a $4.00 per student fuel stipend, or Jimmy Johns sack lunch. This important hands-on opportunity is critical in today's challenging educational environment.
Questions about the program can be directed to Halsey Musselman at 405.523.3203 or