Ninnekah’s Jett Berry: Athlete Spotlight Presented By Bank of Commerce

By Rachelle Rogers

Ninnekah is a small farming community south of Chickasha where the Berry family has been involved in the beef industry and FFA for four generations. Jett Berry, a senior at Ninnekah High School and President of his local FFA chapter shows cattle and sheep. “I found sheep to be challenging,” states Jett. “And since we were big into beef, cattle was a natural choice for me.”

Jett also competes in extemporaneous speech where he has won several accolades including first place in the Southwest District FFA Competition. He has also won Grady County Junior Reserve Champion and 2nd place in the Altus FFA Interscholatic Contest for junior livestock judging.

Jett also plays power forward for the Ninnekah Owls. He has been playing basketball since he was four years old and he relishes the competition, the challenges, and the fun he has with his friends on the court. This year Jett will get the chance to play just about every position on the floor except point guard. He is really looking forward to the challenge to enhance his basketball skills.

Academically Jett does well in school and makes straight A’s. He has been enrolled concurrently for the past two years preparing himself for college. He says math is his favorite subject and he plans to attend Oklahoma Community College for the basics and then transfer to The University of Oklahoma to become and Anesthesiologist.

Water skiing, fishing and hunting are just a few of Jett’s favorite hobbies when he has the free time. Jett is proud of his family heritage and is thankful for the powerful influence his parents are and how they lead by example. “My parents always push me to do my best,” says Jett respectfully. “They always give their best, so that I can do my best.”