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Enid Teacher Earns 2019 NextGen Under 30 Award

Posted Date: 12/06/2019

Enid Teacher Earns 2019 NextGen Under 30 Award


Individuals Recognized for leadership and service to their communities


Enid Public Schools orchestra director Alex Prokopis has been selected for the NextGen Under 30 Award.


Across 17 career categories, 338 Oklahomans age 30 years or younger from 241 companies and organizations are being recognized for their professional leadership and extensive service to their communities. Prokopis is an honoree in the Education category.


This year’s class will be honored at the annual awards ceremony that will be held at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center in Norman on Friday, November 15, with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. and an awards presentation 7:45 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.


The 2019 NextGen Under 30 Oklahoma Award Recognition is a statewide program honoring young professionals who are leading Oklahoma’s future and cultivating change in their communities. Throughout the year, the class will connect with next generation Oklahomans in rural and urban areas and will learn about leadership through workshops and retreats.


“The NextGen Under 30 Oklahoma aims to support retention of young professionals in Oklahoma and recognize outstanding achievements among our state’s best and brightest,” ion Oklahoma Online Magazine Publisher Don Swift said. “Each honoree has displayed exceptional leadership among their peers as well as contributions to their Oklahoma communities.”


The 17 categories include arts; education; higher education; energy and transportation; finance; healthcare; hospitality; law; manufacturing/industry/the trades/agriculture; media/public relations/marketing/advertising; non-profit; policy and public service; retail and e-commerce; science/technology/engineering; and staffing.


“With these outstanding individuals, our state will continue to advance,” Swift said. “We look forward to their continued contributions and positive influence within our state.”


For more information and a complete list of honorees, visit For more information about ion Oklahoma Magazine, visit

In 2017, the NextGen under 30 Foundation (501c3) was created to offer scholarships to these very talented young people and participation in leadership classes, workshops, and retreats.