Lindsay’s Baylee Bearden – FFA Spotlight Presented by Oklahoma AgCredit

Lindsay High School student-athlete Baylee Bearden is one busy young lady. She has cheered since the age of six, but her interests grew as she grew. The FFA was certainly on that list.  “I was involved in FFA but, at my school that is an elective and since I play softball and do competitive cheer those are my two electives. I still do show and raise pigs and have since I was nine years old,” said Bearden. “Since I am not able to be in FFA I am just in 4-H so I can still show pigs. Through my many years of showing just to sum it all up I have had numerous showmanship wins including fifth overall at OYE. I have also had a lot of breed champions and reserve breed champions throughout the years.” 

At Lindsay High School, Bearden is involved in several other sports as well from two seasons of softball to track. But being a cheerleader has always had a special place in her heart.  “I love cheering because I get to cheer on Friday nights and I am a football lover! Also of course because all the little girls look up to me. I love kids so working with them for mini cheer and seeing them so happy to see all the cheerleaders in the hall and at games is pretty cool,” said Bearden. 

Bearden is also a member of National Honor Society and she takes her academics very serious.  “Academics are very important to me. I have always had a GPA that has always been higher than a 3.8. I am in concurrent classes right now, but after I graduate high school I plan on going to MATC (in Wayne, OK) summer classes to become a dental assistant. After I do that I plan on going to Rose State to become a dental hygienist,” said Bearden. 

Bearden said her father has played a major role in her life from softball tournaments to helping with her animals, he’s always been there.  “My biggest influencer would definitely be my father. My dad was my softball coach from when I was five years old to about when I started school ball. I have played a lot a ball in my life, every single weekend I would be in a softball tournament somewhere. He has taught me everything I know not just in softball, but raising and showing pigs as well,” said Bearden. “My dad loves raising pigs, and he is very smart when it comes down to it. I may be bias, but he is smart at pretty much everything. When he really enjoys something he puts everything he has into it and that is why I enjoy sports and showing pigs. Not only has he been an influence in me playing softball or showing pigs, but in my life as well. He has taught me to always be respectful and kind to others and to always pick people up when they are down. I would not be the athlete that I am today if it wasn’t for my dad!”