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The name Grace is defined as meaning God’s favor and love for mankind. It’s an example reflected through the everyday decisions and actions of Red Oak senior Grace Montgomery. “She’s the kind of young person parents should want their own kids to grow up to be,” said Red Oak softball and basketball coach Casey Butcher. “She’s a leader by example always putting in the extra work to achieve success. Grace goes out of her way to help others young and old alike.”

The efforts of Grace Montgomery leave a legacy of success including a combined total of 10 state tournament appearances where she helped her teams win four different championships including a pair of slowpitch softball championships, one fastpitch title and as part of her senior season Grace was on target as Red Oak won the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife sponsored Archery state championship.

One particular shining moment remains fresh for Montgomery, who admits to being very competitive in everything she does. “My sophomore year in the first round of the fastpitch state tournament, I hit a walkoff for the win,” recalled Montgomery. “It came after fouling off 10 pitches. It was the perfect birthday present for me that day.”

Another accomplishment was winning the 2018 breed championship in the show ring at the Oklahoma Youth Expo. “It was a lifetime effort that I’ll never forget,” she said. “It was a family commitment that allowed me to show my pig and win the OYE breed championship honor.”

The list of accomplishments earned by the 2020 senior also includes Valedictorian honors as Montgomery moves the tassel to the future at graduation with a combined 4.0 GPA having gained multiple scholarships awards.

Service to others is a mainstay trait for Montgomery including her involvement with the Red Oak Committee for Continual Growth and other endeavors.

Her future plans include attending Northeastern State University majoring in pre-Med on her way to becoming an optometrist before returning to Red Oak to give back to her hometown that has supported her so much.

Above all the individual honors, Montgomery wants to be remembered for her kindness to others. “As time passes by, I want to be remembered as a hard worker who always put others before myself.”

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