Multiple students who go from Frink-Chambers to McAlester High School have said they felt intimidated by the size of MHS in the first few weeks of their freshman years. Being a Lady Buff, Lott said, eased the transition.
Lott’s been successful at MHS as well, and she said she’s currently in the running for class valedictorian. A particularly strong science student already taking some college courses at Eastern Oklahoma State College, Lott said she wants to major in chemical engineering at college.
“I want to be able to apply what I’m good at to current problems and find new sources of energy or cleaner energy,” Lott said.
Though not yet sure where she’ll attend, Lott said she’d prefer to go to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, which she said offers a “culturally rich student body.”
When she’s not dancing or in school, Lott volunteers at the Mercy Clinic in McAlester and is on the advisory board at the Youth Emergency Shelter. She said she also likes to read, in particular Edgar Allan Poe.
Lott’s been dancing for 13 years, and she’s been a pom squad member for four. With the 2013 Oklahoma State Dance Team Championship just five weeks away, Lott knows her last season as a Lady Buff is quickly approaching its curtain call.
“I’ll miss having 12 sisters,” Lott said. “You’ll always have best friends and things like that, but being on a team where you all have to work towards the same goal, that’s a unique experience.”
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