Harrah's Abigail Cumings - Spotlight Presented By BancFirst Harrah
By Ember McElrath
Abigail Cumings is honored to be recognized for the Harrah Character Counts award, as well as being nominated for the Dr Pepper “Hometown Hero Award.” Having good character is something this senior prides herself on and is something she is always self aware of.
“To me having good character is being selfdisciplined and how you respond when things are going bad,” said Cumings.
As a senior, Cummings looks forward with great expectations for another great year at school as well as another championship season on the basketball floor.
“I am looking forward to getting to play basketball with my favorite people one last season and it is going to be a great one,” Cumings said.
Cummings list of activities include playing guard for the Lady Panthers basketball team as well as her participation in Partners Club. Outside of school you can catch Cumings helping her dad coach a little league football team, or you can see her and the basketball team volunteering at a local nursing home giving back to her community.
“My community means a lot to me because they are always supporting my school and our extracurricular activities,” said Cumings.
Maintaining motivations can be difficult when it comes to one’s senior year but that’s not the case for Cummings who constantly maintains her high energy.
"I am always motivated to work hard on and off the court because if I am not I feel that I am failing to do my part on the team.” said Cumings. “I always try to keep a positive attitude because I know that the things I am doing right now will benefit me in the future.”
While staying motivated is important, staying organized and trying to keep school, sports, and teenage life balanced is just as important.
“After I get out of basketball I always set aside time to study and do homework,” said Cumings.
After high school Cumings plans to attend college and work toward earning her degree in nursing to become a registered nurse.