Ardmore’s Amaya Gordon: Character Counts Presented By Excel Therapy

Amaya Gordan is a senior at Ardmore High School and could not be more honored to be recognized for the Character Counts Award.

“It’s a wonderful feeling,” said Amaya.

Amaya is a multi-athlete competing in basketball along with track for the school. She is also involved in the school’s Thunder Jam Association, Leaflest, and National Honor Society.

Basketball runs in Amaya’s blood. Her mom won state for her basketball team, so it was something Amaya was destined to do.

“Since the moment I could walk, I’ve always had a basketball in my hand,” Amaya said.

Having good character for Amaya means asking herself two questions. “What would Jesus do? And would Jesus be pleased?”

“When I answer yes to these questions I feel like I’m on the right path,” Amaya said.

As a senior athlete Amaya is aware that she has many eyes on her, big and small.

“It is very humbling to be able to impact the younger athletes and students. I wake up wanting to be the best person I can be and be that inspiration to others,” said Amaya.

For her last year in high school Amaya wants to make it the best and most memorable year yet. Amaya plans on, “enjoying life and having fun with family, friends, and teammates,” before she heads off to attend college.