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PSO Helps Central High School Seniors Celebrate Graduation

May 17, 2023

TULSA, Okla. (May 17, 2023) – Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is helping Central High School seniors celebrate their graduation Thursday night.

A PSO grant through the Foundation for Tulsa Schools’ Partners in Education program will fund caps and gowns for the schools’ graduating class and teacher appreciation efforts.

About 60 Central High School seniors will graduate at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Expo Square Pavilion.

“Graduating from high school is an important achievement. It takes hard work, perseverance, and determination,” said PSO President and Chief Operating Office Leigh Anne Strahler. “We congratulate all the students on what they have accomplished and hope that we have helped make their big night a little more special.”

For 38 years, PSO has partnered with Central High School, Tulsa’s first high school whose storied history entwines around that of the city and PSO. PSO is headquartered in the original Central High School building at 212 E. Sixth St.

“PSO is one of our district’s longest-serving Partners in Education, and we are so grateful for their steadfast commitment to supporting the Central community,” said Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist. “Any parent of soon-to-be-graduate will tell you about the fees and expenses of their child’s senior year, and I know this grant has made a meaningful difference for the families of the Central class of 2023.”

About PSO

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 568,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and 232 communities. Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of diverse generating capacity that primarily includes wind and natural gas. It maintains and operates more than 24,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,700 miles of transmission lines and is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. Find news releases and other information at www.PSOklahoma.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor and Instagram @PSOklahoma.

Media Contact:                                                           

Wayne Greene

PSO Corporate Communications                                          

(918) 521-1474



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