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A+ Athlete: Shelby Beard, Dickson

A+ Athlete: Shelby Beard, Dickson
Published: Mar. 25, 2022 at 1:45 PM CDT
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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) -This week’s A+ Athlete is Shelby Beard from Dickson High School.

Shelby is number one in her class. She is a member of National Honor Society, student council, and serves as a junior class officer. Shelby also volunteers at the Ardmore Soup Kitchen, the Food and Resource Center, and the Salvation Army. Whatever Shelby does, she gives it all she’s got.

”Shelby’s one of those kids that’s all in no matter what she does. She’s going to give it 100 percent,” said Dickson match teacher Rebecca Welch. “She’s going to be very active in what she does. She’s going to ask questions, she’s going to help other people. She’s just very driven.”

”I feel like it’s really important to have priorities in the academic side of things, not only sports but in academics,” said Shelby Beard, A+ Athlete. “I think once you set your priorities when you’re younger you’ll have success in the future.”

Shelby is also one of the best softball players in the area. She’ s earned multiple All-District and All-Conference Honors for her work in the circle. Shelby was named the 2020 Class 3A District 4 Player of the Year and is verbally committed to play softball for Central Oklahoma.

”Shelby’s a great kid. She’s one of those players that you never really have to worry about,” said Dickson Softball coach Britt Jones. “She’s going to do everything she’s told to do. She’s internally driven, she is someone that’s always working on her craft. She knows how to win and she knows how to elevate the kids around her.”

”It’s only taught me so many life lessons that I feel like I wouldn’t have without it,” said Shelby. “It’s taught you to be responsible, it’s taught you hard work and dedication. Without it I don’t think I’d be the person I am.”

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