, Muskogee, OK


May 8, 2012

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Rename McLain High for Mike Turpen

— With Tulsa’s low test scoring McLain High School in danger of a state takeover, the northside school needs a makeover. There is no better person to lead that effort than McLain’s most famous and successful graduate, Mike Turpen.

Turpen is a former Muskogee District Attorney, Oklahoma Attorney General, author and TV star with offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He is the perfect role model for a student body that badly needs one.

Turpen proved his mettle as a teacher by counseling Oklahoma City high school boys to learn the words and the value of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If.”

Let’s rename his alma matter “Turpen High” and put the loquacious lawyer to work teaching a seminar for all freshmen boys on “If.” “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, your’s is the earth and everything that’s in it. And what is more, you’ll be a man, my son.”



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