Wilburton, named ‘Student Senator of the year’ for 1972-73 is Joe Johnson, Eufaula Sophomore at
Eastern Oklahoma State college who has enjoyed a full tow years of club activity at Eastern State.
An art major and president of the Young Democrats, Johnson was selected by other members of the
student senate and recognized at the annual installation banquet may 8, Chairman of the Senates
activities committee this year, Johnson keeps bus as a reporter for the prize winning student newspaper.
As a freshman the Crowder High graduate who now calls Eufaula his home, was elected Freshman
class president, Vice President of the young democrats, a student senator and listed on the Deans Honor
Roll both Semesters.
Johnson was named to Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges this year and was chosen as
one of the 10 campus leaders to represent Eastern State at a conference with the advisor to President
Nixon in Midwest city. A member of the 4H MP battalion of the Oklahoma National Guard, he will
take his initial active duty at Ft. Jackson, S.C., and advanced training at FT. Gordon, Ga. Before
resuming his education at southeastern state college, Johnson received the Associate Degree during
Easterns’ Commencement Exercises May 18th.
Johnson has worked two years for the Indian Journal newspaper in Eufaula and plans a teaching
career in art and journalism upon completion of his college work.