Duncan’s Connor Thaxton – Character Counts Presented by Arvest Bank

By Corey Heim

A senior at Duncan High School, Connor Thaxton has cemented himself as a talented athlete and remarkable student in his community.

Thaxton currently plays left field and center field for the Duncan Devils baseball team. He began playing baseball when he was only five years old and has been hooked ever since. He says he grew up in a baseball-obsessed family and spent countless hours watching his older brothers playing the sport and he decided to follow suit.

Although he enjoys competing in the sport, he enjoys building relationships with his teammates and being a leader for them. His current baseball teammates consist of a group that has played on the same team for the past twelve years.

“My teammates mean the world to me,” Thaxton said. “They make it easy to be a good teammate and leader. We all have the same goals in mind and we know how to make each work. I’ve had great teammates there to motivate me along with just wanting me to be the best player I can possibly be.”

Beyond setting examples and being a leadership fixture in baseball, Thaxton is actively involved in his school community where he tries to make a difference for his fellow students as well. He is a member of Student Council, Show Choir, Leadership Council, Beautiful Day and the Special Olympics. He is ranked first in his class and has a 4.0 GPA, while also taking concurrent college classes. He was also nominated for the Crossman Award this past year.

Thaxton plans on continuing his baseball career and educating at NOC- Enid in August where he will major in computer science.