Southern Machine Works, Inc., a third generation precision machining and fabrication company specializing in CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Welding & Fabrication services for small to large quantity orders, is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Dylan Cade Anderson Memorial Scholarship is Sherre Belle Dewey of Empire High School.
Mr. Frank Burch, Vice-President of Southern Machine Works, Inc., presented the $1,000 scholarship award at the Empire High School 2016 Awards Assembly on Monday, May 9, 2016.
While a student at Empire, Sherre was extremely active in FFA, where she received many honors and awards, and other farm related activities.
Beginning at a young age, Sherre began participating in rodeo competitions. Some of her rodeo awards include; All-Around Cowgirl (2008,) Rodeo Queen & Champion – Barrels (2011), as well as Champion – Header & Champion – Breakaway (2014).
As an FFA member, Sherre has held various leadership positions including; Historian (’13-’14), President (’14-’15), and Secretary (’15-’16). Additionally, Sherre participated in 8 Regional, 3 Area, & 3 National FFA competitions resulting in several awards including; Star Discovery (2012), Star Greenhand (2013), Star Farmer & Chapter FFA Degree (2014), along with State FFA Degree (2016).
In addition to FFA, Sherre was very active in other extracurricular activities at Empire. Activities inlcuded; Student Council, Basketball, Softball, Key Club & Science Club
Sherre will be attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the fall to study Pre-Dentistry. Everyone at Southern Machine wishes her the best on her future endeavors.
An endowed scholarship was established by Southern Machine Works, with Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, to honor the memory of our friend and former employee, the late Dylan Cade Anderson. Dylan spent his entire elementary and secondary education at Empire where he graduated in 2005. As a student, Dylan was active in FFA, Football and Wrestling. He served as FFA President, was voted “Mr. EHS” and “Best Looking” by his class. After graduating from Empire, Dylan attended Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma as a full-time student while working full-time at Southern Machine. He is dearly missed by his friends and family at Southern Machine Works.