Bettye Jane Johnston

Inducted: 2005

BETTYE JANE JOHNSTON (1921-2014) is known as Mrs. Journalism among alumni at Bartlesville Sooner High School where she taught journalism and photography for 16 years, plus four more at a middle school. While in high school, she wrote a column for the Pawhuska Journal-Capital, became editor of the Northern Oklahoma College Maverick and the Central State Vista when Pearl Harbor was attacked. After graduation she taught journalism at Central. Later, she continued to freelance for the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. As an education activist, she was active in a multitude of community and state women’s, church, education and service organizations.