This week, Focus on the Field brings attention to PFLAG Norman in Oklahoma. PFLAG Norman awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Norman High School seniors at its annual reception. Congratulations to the two honorees, Skyler Hoffstatter and Aryn Alderman!

Skyler will attend the University of Oklahoma at Edmond. Aryn will study art at the University of Oklahoma’s main campus.

Reflecting on the awards, PFLAG Norman’s spokesperson noted, "We were both encouraged and challenged by our scholarship recipients this year. Each student applauded the commitment of their teachers and Norman schools for awareness of LGBT issues but also identified a need for understanding...gender variance. If a student doesn't fit into a neat binary basis of gender, they're going to feel unsafe when a school system expects them to."

We congratulate Skyler and Aryn, and thank them for their courage to speak out and help us all push equality forward! All the best in your college careers.