Sayre’s Kaytlin Kirby – FFA Spotlight Presented by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma

As the Sayre High School Lady Eagles fast-pitch softball teams prepares for the regional tournament, one team member is enjoying her first year as a manger.

Kaytlin Kirby loves what she does for the team and they appreciate everything is does for them.

“My favorite thing about being the manager is getting to cheer on my favorite softball team and doing whatever I can to help our coaches,” said Kirby. “I love my teammates because they respect me and treat me as if I was a player. They do not let the fact that I do not actually play stop them from including me in their little family.”

Kirby is not only team manager, but she serves on the High School Student Council and is the FFA Chapter Vice President. Academics always come first for Kirby.

“Academics are very important to me. After I graduate, I plan to attend Murray State College in Tishomingo to become a vet tech,” said Kirby.

Math and science are her favorite subjects in school. Kirby said her mother has influenced her to always work hard and be responsible.

“My mom has been a big influence in my life because she has helped me through hard times and always gives me encouragement when I need it the most. She has made me learn how to be responsible and how to always give 100% in everything I do,” said Kirby.

When she has time to relax, Kirby enjoys reading, riding her horse and playing basketball.

Kirby feels Sayre High School is more like a family than just another school.

“Sayre High School is a small enough school that everyone knows each other so it feels like a family environment. The small environment makes it easier for the teachers and students to communicate clearly,” said Kirby.

As the Lady Eagles get into tournament mode, Kirby will be right there with them for every pitch.