Perry’s Kenedee Sullins – Character Counts Presented by Cowboy Driving Academy

By Corey Heim

In her few years at Perry High School, Kenedee Sullins has become an active student in her school community by playing for the Maroon’s softball and tennis teams, and involved in Perry’s clubs and organizations.

A junior this fall, Sullins plays as a catcher for the softball team and also competes for the Oklahoma Steel 03. Sullins began playing the sport ten years ago due to her wanting to follow her older sister’s footsteps. She also plays 1 Singles for the tennis team at Perry.

Although Sullins hasn’t competed for very long at Perry, she is eager to make her mark as a strong leader and support system for her teammates and peers. A position that she understands comes with a huge amount of responsibility and dedication- something that Sullins is eager to accomplish this coming season.

“I aspire to be like all of the young women playing college softball someday,” Sullins said. “Everyone has someone that they look up to. I looked up to these women and the upperclassmen when I was a freshman and I want this year’s group of freshman to look up to me.”

When asked who her biggest influencer is in sports she credited her softball coach, Bryan Hayes.

“Coach Hayes pushes me to do my best on the field and off,” Sullins said. “He influences me to be the best that I can be. He’s like my second father and I’m very thankful to have a coach like him.”

After graduating from high school in a few years, Sullins plans on attending college to pursue a degree in psychology or nursing and to become a softball coach herself.

“I hope that I can coach a softball team so I can be a good coach and leader like how mine were for me,” Sullins said. “I want to inspire young girls to play softball and see the sport like I do.”