Integris Edmond 250

By Derrick Smith

Athletes at all levels of competition put in hours of work in order to be the best that they can be. It takes more than just showing up to practice. They have to put in the time, sometimes long after practice is over and everyone has gone home.

Ashton Major says that all the work that she has put in has helped get her to where she is today. “It has taken a lot to get where I am today,” she said. “There have been many hours of practice, private practice, and being surrounded by incredible teammates.”

A senior at Oklahoma Christian School, Major says that one of the highlight moments of her volleyball career was having her hard work recognized. “I was named the Most Valuable Player of the Chisholm Conference last season,” Major said. “It was an honor and felt great to see my hard work pay off and noticed by others.”

Ashton has played volleyball for six years and currently plays middle blocker for the Saints. She is also a trainer for the football team and this season, she will be a member of the basketball team.

There have been many people that have touched Major’s life throughout the years, but she says that there is one person that has impacted her the most. “My grandad is one of my biggest role models,” she said. “Everything he does points to Christ so I strive to be just like him.”

In the classroom at OCS, Major has sat through many classes and heard from a lot of different teachers. While she has learned something from each of them, there is one that Ashton says has taught her more than just what is in the textbook. “Mrs. Divilbiss would have to be my favorite teacher,” she said. “You can go to her about anything and she encourages a new perspective and incorporates Christ into it all.”

Ashton is thankful for all the success she has enjoyed and the friendships she has made. “God has presented and blessed me with so many opportunities through adults, coaches, teachers, and teammates.”

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