Caney Valley’s Dally Harp : Athlete Spotlight - Presented by Arvest Bank
By Derrick Smith
Dally Harp enjoys participating in a couple of different sports in school. She is a member of the cheerleading team and is also a part of the track team. She has been running track since the seventh grade, but she joined the cheer team this season.
She is a sophomore at Caney Valley High School and Dally says that being successful in two different sports takes a lot but it is worth it.
“For me to be successful in my sports, it has taken a lot of dedication, commitment, sacrifice, blood, sweat, and tears,” she said. “But with all these things, I have also enjoyed great rewards.”
Along with athletics, Harp is an active member of the Future Farmers of America program.
“I show pigs, lambs, and goats,” she stated. “I have shown pigs since I was five years old. Along with showing, I also run barrels on my seven-year-old paint gelding LP.”
There have been many people that have had an influence on Harp’s life, whether it be as an athlete or as a person. But she says that for her, there is one person that has made the biggest impact.
“My biggest role model would have to be my mother,” she said. “She pushes me to be the best image of myself that I can be. She never strays from the truth and she is my favorite person in the whole wide world. I love her and everything she has done for me.”
Another person that has played a lasting role in her life would be Dally’s third grade teacher, Mrs. Hallowell.
“She taught me to always go for my dreams and never doubt myself. My favorite teacher at Caney Valley is my Ag teacher, Mr. Thomas. He pushes me out of my comfort zone so that way I can succeed in my FFA career.”
Throughout her years of competition, Dally has made a lot of great memories and had some awesome experiences, but she says the best part has been all the relationships she has formed.
“The highlight moment of my career would have to be all the friends that I have made along the way,” she said. “I met my best friend in track my eighth-grade year.”