PCPS Wildcat of the Week #22 is Senior Lindy Fisher
Ponca City Public Schools - May 15, 2023 5:50 am
The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week #22 for the 2022-2023 school year was presented to Po-Hi senior Lindy Fisher. PCPS Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Lindy exemplifies the qualities of an ideal student not only in academics but in her activities as well. She is a four-year varsity soccer team member, has been a manager for the Wildcat football team for four years, is a member of Youth Traffic Court, and National Honor Society. In addition, she is a four-year member of the Ponca City FFA Chapter and is currently serving as chapter president. Through the internship program, Lindy works at the Wildcat Ag Farm and spends hours each day tending to whatever chore is needed. She is also getting a jump start on her post-secondary education through concurrent enrollment with NOC at the University Center. More importantly, Lindy is a loyal and supportive friend. We all go through ups and downs in our life, and Lindy is that friend who steps up to lend a listening ear, help, or just be a companion for friends who are struggling. She makes everyone feel included and valued.”
“Since she is highly involved in the FFA program and works at the farm through the internship program, Frazier certainly knows a great deal about Lindy’s exceptional work-ethic. He said, ‘Lindy is one of those students that is a pleasure to have in class. She spends three to four hours a day working at the farm and gives 100 percent in all that she does whether it be in the classroom, the barn, or on the soccer field. You never have to wonder what Miss Lindy is thinking, because if she is thinking it she is saying it! She is an amazing leader and has a huge heart!’ Her soccer coach, Coach Arnold, added, ‘Lindy is an amazing individual! She sets the bar extremely high. Her dedication and determination to achieve her goals is outstanding, and I am glad to have been a part of her life’s journey.’”
“Thinking about the characteristics of the Wildcat Way, it is quite evident her work-ethic is unmatched. She maintains excellent grades, practices and plays many hours of league soccer and varsity soccer, and works at the FFA farm during the school year. She is a worker bee at the farm; she cleans pens and the barns, and keeps the classroom and kitchen organized. In addition, she helps with her family’s cattle ranch from bottle feeding new baby calves to hauling hay, and does whatever else is needed. She also works at the Hideaway Marina restaurant during the open season.”
“Lindy is a natural leader; she was born to be in charge and no one has to wonder who is in charge when she is around them. As president of the Ponca City FFA Chapter, she whacks that gavel and keeps the members focused and at attention. She also keeps Frazier in line when it comes to hoarding unnecessary items. Educators like to hang onto things because you never know when you will need it, but she will get rid of things she knows he will never use. While working at the marina restaurant, she literally runs the kitchen and makes sure it is done right. The owners allow her to take charge because they know they can count on her leadership to make sure meals are prepared correctly and served in a timely manner.”
“Lindy exhibits all the characteristics of the Wildcat Way, but when it comes to COMPETE, she takes that trait to the next level. Never challenge Lindy Fisher to a competition because she is going to accept that challenge AND win no matter if she is competing with an adult or a peer. During the Too Much to Lose Back-to-School Bash at Wentz park the summer before her freshman year, she entered the belly flop contest at the pool. Many freshmen are just a bit intimidated when they first come to the high school, but not Lindy! She entered that belly flop contest and won! She is also an avid hunter and when any season opens, she claims her prize! She can hunt with the best of men, young and old alike. Lindy will accept the challenge to compete with anyone, whether it be power puff football, games at pep assemblies or STuCo events, or challenging Mr. Taylor to a weightlifting contest! Lindy is in it, to win it!”
“On a personal level, I have had the pleasure of knowing Lindy since the day she was born, and we are connected because of Ponca City Public Schools. When I first came to this district many years ago, her mother, Valerie, and I were in the same PCPS New Teacher Orientation and we became fast friends and colleagues, long before Lindy and her sister Karly were born. When I see her in the halls, it’s almost like seeing my own child.”
“Lindy, I have been patiently waiting for your name to come from Team Radio as the Wildcat of the Week. I literally held you in my arms the day you were born and I have watched you grow up. I have been able to see, first-hand, the incredible characteristics you exhibit that will lead you to great success. It’s probably a good thing I am retiring the same year you are graduating because I would certainly miss seeing you in the halls and you telling me about something or asking to borrow my hair brush!”
“I was very honored and excited to present the Wildcat of the Week Award to you at the FFA banquet as you were taking charge and running the incredible program as the FFA President. I wish I could have shared that night that you were going to be honored with the news you had been named to a 6A All-State Soccer Team at the soccer banquet the next night! You deserved that distinction and the opposing team will not know what hit then when you are on that field.”
“I have to say that I always thought you would be a total tomboy as I watched you grow up, and you are most of the time. But what is amazing to me is you have this ability to morph into a ridiculously stunning young woman. For formal events, your hair and makeup are always perfect, the wardrobe is timeless and classic, and the accessories and shoes are always on point. If someone saw you dressed to the nines, they would not know that you can expertly sling manure from a pen, run a cattle ranch or hot kitchen, hunt like a professional, love all critters including snakes, and hold your ground on the soccer field like a fierce warrior. However, from farm girl to fashionista, you are still the same person at heart; your inner beauty always shines through.”
“I have literally watched you evolve into this amazing young woman. You are a leader, you are confident, you are poised, you are a competitor, you are a team player, and you are a kind-hearted, beautiful soul, and I love you. Your family, school family, and teammates are all so proud of you, and we know you will continue to shine as you attend OSU and major in business marketing. All of us are sure you will be running the show no matter what you choose to do with your degree. If I were to guess, you will be dominating in a profession that may be considered a man’s world. I cannot wait to continue to watch you leave your mark on the world! You go, girl!”
The “Wildcat of the Week” Award is sponsored by Heather Cannon Honda. The award is for a deserving high school student who follows the characteristics of the Wildcat Way which are Work Ethic, Improve, Leadership, Discipline, Compete, Attitude, and Teamwork. These characteristics may be exhibited in any setting and is open to all Ponca City High School students.
Several Ponca City patrons are involved in making the “Wildcat of the Week” a reality. These partners include Tina Christian, Senator Bill Coleman – TEAM Radio, Heather Cannon – Heather Cannon Honda, Danny’s BBQ Head Quarters, and Tyndall Dentistry.
Each week a new “Wildcat of the Week” will be selected from the nominations of TEAM Radio listeners and viewers. Winners receive a free BBQ sandwich meal from Danny’s BBQ Head Quarters and a T-shirt from Boss Custom Tees. PCPS will make the presentation weekly at Po-Hi. If you know an outstanding student at Po-Hi who is living the Wildcat Way, please use the form in one of these links https://www.poncacitynow.com//32875-2/, or visit www.PoncaCityNow.com, www.PoHiSports.com, or www.pcps.us.
Pictured: Lindy Fisher (Wildcat of the Week) and Shelley Arrott (PCPS Superintendent)