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High Plains Technology Center Superintendent Dwight Hughes is Woodward’s new Citizen of the Year

High Plains Technology Center Superintendent Dwight Hughes is Woodward’s new Citizen of the Year

High Plains Technology Center Superintendent Dwight Hughes, right, was named Woodward Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. With him is state Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher.

High Plains Technology Center Superintendent Dwight Hughes is Woodward's new Citizen of the Year.

He received the honor during the Woodward Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday at the Conference Center.

A longtime educator in Oklahoma's nationally recognized CareerTech System, Hughes, a native of Freedom, joined High Plains in 2008 after spending several years with Northwest Technology Center. He was appointed High Plains superintendent in 2011.

Hughes has served on the Tri State Oil and Gas Convention committee and the Woodward Conference Center and Woodward County Fairgrounds task forces and is a member of the Woodward Public Schools Long Range Planning Committee.

“Dwight has been involved in several building projects in Woodward over the past few years . . . His educational background in drafting and architecture has been a tremendous help on these projects,” the nomination form noted.

A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Hughes is a past president of both the Woodward Industrial Foundation and the Woodward Chamber of Commerce. He is on the 2020 Census committee.

Hughes “is always willing to share the expertise and manpower of HPTC's employees for various events and activities that promote and benefit Woodward and the area. Dwight is many times working behind the scenes for meetings and events to make sure they run smoothly,” according to the nomination.

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