Reeve Ross of Pryor High School is enjoying the summer before her final year of high
school starts in August. Ross had a busy junior year serving as the Pryor chapter FFA
President and competing in three sports.
“This year I served as Pryor FFA President and with this responsibility I have participated in numerous FFA activities including speech contests, cattle grading, poultry judging, Pryor FFA Officer Team, annual canned food drive, Mayes County Fair, FFA meetings, labor auction, and presiding over our annual Pryor FFA banquet. I am also involved in the National Honors Society, National Technical Honors Society, cross country, track, and soccer,” said Ross.
Ross got her start in FFA while in middle school and gives credit to her family for
encouraging her to join.
“Agriculture and FFA has ran in my family for over three generations. My grandpa,
Lawrence Perkins, was an FFA member along with my mom, Kristy Ross, who earned her American FFA degree, and my dad, Keith Ross, who served as President of his chapter. Both my brother and sister were involved in 4-H and FFA and showed cattle. Even my uncle Todd has his State FFA degree. My Ag teachers, Ms. Willyard and Mr. Melugin encourage me to always be involved in activities,” said Ross.
With so many things going on, the new senior said she enjoys the people she encounters in FFA the most.
“My favorite part of being involved in FFA is getting to meet people from all over Oklahoma. I have made so many friends at FFA activities especially Alumni Camp, State Convention, and judging contests. I’ve had a great time showing my calves at the county fair and serving as both President and Vice-President of my chapter. I’ve won a heifer and a few scholarships through competing in county fair contests,” said Ross.
Growing up in a family that’s raised Hereford cattle for three generations, it was natural for Ross to start showing Hereford and Crossbred cattle. Something she has done since she was four years old. Another activity Ross has done since a young age is sports.
“I’m pretty competitive, I love running whether it’s in cross country, soccer, or the track.
Since my freshman year, our 3200-meters relay team has qualified for state, this past year we placed sixth overall in the state. On my soccer team, I play center back/attacking mid. Our soccer team has qualified for the state playoffs every year since I’ve been in high school, we also compete in Alabama at the Southern Coast Cup, we were Champions during my sophomore year,” said Ross. “I’m fortunate to have teammates and coaches who always support me on and off the field. Our teams work really well together, we are all very competitive and push each other to always find success, even if we do not win.