DAVIS, Okla. (KTEN) — Davis High School senior and first generation college student Lexy Poyner was recently named as one of 60 Jack Kent Cooke College Scholars nationwide, and the only recipient in the State of Oklahoma.

"She's a self-starter, so she's very proactive in everything in regards to her education," said Principal Trey Owens. "In my six years here, there's been nobody like her."

The scholarship fund awarded Poyner $55,000 a year, and will pay for the entirety of her undergraduate and graduate education.

"It's really relieving to know that I will not have to worry about paying for college or higher education," she said.

Poyner believes her extracurricular activities played a large role in landing this scholarship.

"This year, I'm the Key Club, the student council, and the senior class president. I'm on the academic team and the scholastic team," she said. "I'm even a T-ball coach here."

Receiving this scholarship puts Poyner in some elite company.

"We've had, a young man, a couple years ago, who was accepted into the Naval Academy; it's the same type of person," Owens said.

Wherever her journey takes her, Lexy Poyner will never forget where she came from.

"This is my home, like I love it here. It's amazing," she said.

Poyner will be attending the University of Oklahoma and plans to major in both accounting and finance.