The Southeastern

Durant stay positive after losing SBR

Even+after+losing+the+SBR+on+February+26%2C+Durant+citizens+celebrated+as+balloons+dropped+from+the+Choctaw+Even+Center+ceiling.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

Durant stay positive after losing SBR

Even after losing the SBR on February 26, Durant citizens celebrated as balloons dropped from the Choctaw Even Center ceiling.

Even after losing the SBR on February 26, Durant citizens celebrated as balloons dropped from the Choctaw Even Center ceiling.

Jordan Phillips

Even after losing the SBR on February 26, Durant citizens celebrated as balloons dropped from the Choctaw Even Center ceiling.

Jordan Phillips

Jordan Phillips

Even after losing the SBR on February 26, Durant citizens celebrated as balloons dropped from the Choctaw Even Center ceiling.

Jordan Phillips, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On February 26, the Durant community was invited to celebrate the announcement of the SBR finalist at the Choctaw Event Center. Local banks were providing free hamburgers and hotdogs, there were also cupcakes, orange popcorn from Pop around the Corner, balloons and megaphones were being handed out as people entered the doors.

A live stream video of Amanda Brinkman declared that Searcy, Arkansas was the winner of the SBR contest, but that did not stop the community from celebrating everything the SBR journey has brought to Durant. Entertainment was provided by a mixture of performers including the Southeastern Corvettes, Durant Middle School and High school choirs and the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival performers sang songs from the Greatest Showman soundtrack.

After the announcement, Stephanie Gardner hoped to keep the night positive with the news that REI of Durant, Oklahoma would be providing the $500,000 to help renovate Durant Main Street. They will be selecting six businesses to renovate and improve just as the SBR team would have done.

About the Contributor
Jordan Phillips, Staff Writer/Photographer

Favorite food:

Favorite book/magazine:

Dream job:

Favorite movie:

Currently watching:

Music of choice:
Jordan is a _____ major with ___...

Leave a Comment

Tell us what you think. The Southeastern editorial staff reserves the right to remove any comments deemed inappropriate or offensive.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    Faculty Senate presents Recognition Awards for Excellence

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    Alumni Legacy Leaders hosting Cupcake Fun Run on April 30

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    State Regents recognize Julian Construction, Southeastern with Business Partnership Award

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    Renowned educator Todd Whitaker to speak at Southeastern on April 12

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    Momentum builds as Durant competes in SBR

  • News

    Super Saturday scheduled for February 23

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    The Monterey is officially open

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    Government temporarily reopens for two weeks

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    SE’s media vanguard

  • Durant stay positive after losing SBR

    News

    Southeastern accounting students to assist elderly in preparing taxes

Navigate Right
The student news site of Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant stay positive after losing SBR