Locust Grove sophomore Chloe Silka started playing basketball when she was seven years old. Now playing for the high school, Silka said she loves being part of the team and has built great relationships through sports at Locust Grove High School.
“I have played basketball since I was seven years old. It’s fun to look back at how far I’ve come and the relationships I’ve made. I also play fast pitch softball and enjoy it very much,” said Silka. “My teammates and I have great relationships. We always support each other and push to be the best we can. We help each other let loose and have fun.”
There is another activity at school that Silka pours her heart into. During her freshman year, Silka decided to join the FFA chapter at Locust Grove. Prior to joining the FFA, Silka was a member of the 4-H Club since she was nine.
“I have been around agriculture and livestock all of my life and knew from a young age that I wanted to become involved in this great organization,” she said. “I enjoy the relationships that I build, as well as the lifelong connections that come along with them.”
Silka serves as the chapter reporter and is a member of the livestock judging team.
“I show livestock, I’m in public speaking, I’ve attended various leadership conferences and I’m involved in various community service projects,” said Silka. “I show goats both market wethers and breeding does and will show a heifer this fall.”
If that wasn’t enough for her resume, Silka also serves as Class President, and she is a member of National Honor Society. She also made the Superintendent’s Honor Roll.
Silka said there are many people for her to thank who have helped her reach some of her goals.
“Many people have had large impacts on me. But one of the most important is my brother, Blaine. He is my biggest competitor but also my biggest supporter,” said Silka.
Once she is through high school, Silka plans to attend college and continue working with animals.
“After high school I plan to evaluate livestock at a collegiate level and eventually attend Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine.”