Anadarko’s Zoey Lewis – Athlete Spotlight Presented by Bank of Commerce
By Travis Sloat
As a 16-year-old senior, Anadarko tennis and cheer captain Zoey Lewis has not had time to get accustomed to being a role model.
“For a long time I didn’t realize how much people looked up to me,” Lewis said. “But as I got older I began to realize it. I try to stay as positive as I can even when I’m having a bad day. I love looking at the younger kids and seeing their faces light up when I talk to them or even just smile.”
Lewis said she loves cheer and tennis because of the semblance of teams to family, and recognizes they’re both great ways to stay active and leave a lasting impact on others. She has won several awards for both sports, including she and her doubles partner winning second place in a Lawton tournament just before Covid.
When she graduates, Lewis said she plans on attending Oklahoma State University and getting a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a pre-med track. She then wants to go to medical school to become a psychologist.
As for her legacy at Anadarko, Lewis said she thinks about it often, and said it boils down to having character.
“Character is how you act when you think no one else is watching,” she said. “I display character on the court by being kind to my fellow team members and others, even when it’s hard to do. I display character off the court by not only watching what I do and post on social media, but also by doing my best to love others even when they’re mean to me.”