Waynoka’s Robert Perot – Athlete Spotlight Presented by INTEGRIS Waynoka Family Clinic
Waynoka High School junior Robert Perot runs track as well as playing football, baseball, and basketball. He has been involved in athletics for as long as he can remember.
In football and baseball, Perot ends up anywhere his coaches need him on the field. On the basketball court he plays point guard, wing, or defender, while in track he does the long jump and medium distance events.
Perot said he was proud of an up-and-down junior football season, and that he was excited for what comes next.
“Our football season went great for us. We had some great moments and bad moments but I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world, and I can’t wait to play my final season of football as a Railroader,” he said.
Perot expressed similar excitement for the upcoming baseball season.
“Baseball season this year is looking good. It’s going to be a great season,” Perot said. “Track is looking exciting, too.”
Improving in each of these sports has taken not only practice and dedication, but a listening ear and a teachable attitude.
“It’s taken hard work, being coachable, and listening and learning,” Perot said.
Perot has received mentorship from his coaches and teachers. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Long, who has taught him computer skills. In addition to these mentors, he cites his grandmother as his biggest role model.
“She was always keeping my head held high and making me look on the bright side,” the junior said.
That positive philosophy plays into Perot’s description of an athlete of character: someone who is a good and reliable person both during the game and outside of it.
“A character athlete is a person who not only can be trusted on and off the field but also to be a good character with the other team,” said Perot.