Webbers Falls’ Candice Griffith – Athlete of the Month Presented by CROSS

The 2020 school year in Oklahoma will be one for the history books. And for Webbers Falls senior Candice Griffith it’s been a senior year filled with multiple chapters of memories.

Floodwaters destroyed the school a year ago resulting in a delayed start to Griffith’s final year before the virus pandemic brought a sudden end to the traditional end of school activities.

“At the start of the school year, I wondered if I would have to move schools my senior year, but luckily we had great help from so many people that made sure I would be attending school at Webbers Falls,” recalled Griffith. “It’s crazy that I didn’t get the full senior experience since the best part of the year was canceled. I was really looking forward to having my senior trip with my classmates, my senior prom, all of the banquets and assemblies that were supposed to happen, and my graduation. I’m thankful that our school is willing to wait and have our graduation at a later date, but it’s still a bummer that we’re missing out on so much.”

A four-year member of the Lady Warriors basketball team, Griffith is proud of this year’s team which went 22-5.

“The most challenging part about the flood personally was basketball. It felt like we were behind at first since we didn’t have a gym to practice in over the summer, but we overcame that obstacle pretty well.”









A starter her senior year, Griffith recalls her favorite memories on the court.

“Going to state my junior year was definitely something I will never forget,” Griffith said, “but my favorite memory is when we won the Wilson Tournament this year.”

Acknowledging that math is her favorite subject, Griffith graduates with a 4.0 GPA earning Valedictorian honors while attaining the Superintendent’s Honor Roll the past five years. Adding to her many accomplishments and memories, Griffith is also president of the National Honor Society, president of the senior class and Student Council. She’s also a reporter for the Webbers Fall FFA chapter and part of the group’s Agronomy team.

“I became a member of FFA in eighth grade. At first, I did speeches but I quickly found out that wasn’t for me. My sophomore year I was introduced to Agronomy and I found it to be very interesting, and over the two years that I’ve been able to compete, my team has had some great achievements,” she said. “I love the FFA Chapter that Webbers Falls has, everyone is willing to work and help out whenever possible.”

Recalling the advice of Webbers Falls coach Jerry Ward, “it’s all just a mindset”; Griffith hopes she’s leaving a self-described legacy.

“The three words I would use to describe myself would be intelligent, hardworking, and considerate”, explained the 2020 senior who will begin her college career at Connors State College and eventually earn a degree in Business Administration.

“Personally, the most important one for me would be that I’m hardworking, since it makes the accomplishments I’ve had much more meaningful. I would love for my legacy to show that hard work does pay off.”