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Pryor Mom of the Month Dawn Manley Presented by Red Crown Credit Union Pryor

Originally from upstate New York, Dawn Manley graduated from Norwich High School, which ironically are called the Purple Tornados. Now the mother of two lives in Pryor where her two kids, Matthew and Sierra, are involved in activities with the Tigers.

“Matthew is a senior who plays for the Pryor Tiger baseball team. Sierra is a junior. She plays clarinet for the Pride of Pryor Band and is a member of the Pryor High School Choir,” said Manley. 

Dawn volunteers with the baseball team and the band to help ensure the students are getting everything they need to be successful. 

“I am a member of the Pryor Tiger Baseball Diamond Club and a Pryor Band Booster. Over the past six years it has been common to find me working concessions, whether it is at baseball, football, or basketball games to help support the Pryor baseball and band programs. As a member of the Diamond Club over the past six years, I have volunteered at our annual youth basketball tournament, working gate, concessions, or being a gym manager for the tournament to help support the growth of our Pryor Tigers Baseball program,” Manley said. “In addition, I have served as the Class of 2024 parent representative for the Diamond Club for the last four years, helping to keep parents informed of the upcoming events and meetings.” 

The mother of two said its important parents be involved in their kids’ activities. 

I feel it is important for parents to be involved in their children’s activities because whether it is academics, athletics, fine arts, and career opportunities, each child should feel loved and supported in all of their endeavors. Parent Involvement also helps build a sense of community and family for all students and parents in the program. It is important to have a sense of family and belonging, not only in all the good times, but also to be there in the challenging times,” said Manley. “I feel blessed to be a blessing to others. My heart’s desire is to serve and to help ease the burden for others. I enjoy being a welcoming face and sharing uplifting words of encouragement. In addition, I really enjoy the celebratory congratulations, due to the players and the families.” 

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