Moore’s Kiara Grant – Academic Athlete of the Month Presented by Republic Bank & Trust


Written by Kelsey Baucom

Moore junior Kiara Grant has been a cheerleader since the young age of four. She became interested in the sport after seeing her big sister’s involvement.

“What made me want to join cheer was being around it during my early childhood years,” said Grant. “My older sister cheered, so being around her practices and the atmosphere made me want to be apart of it.”

Now, one of Grant’s favorite aspects of attending her high school is getting to be apart of the varsity cheer squad, as well as being in the leadership class.

“I love getting to build school spirit, figuring out new ways to help our community, and become a better leader,” she said.

Her coach can vouch for Grant’s leadership abilities. Even after sustaining a knee injury, Moore cheer coach Rebekah Jordan said Grant worked to recover and get back as soon as she could.

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“[Kiara] is an exceptional leader even as a junior,” said Coach Jordan. “She continued to compete so that she wouldn’t let her team down and came back the minute she could. She’s an amazing athlete and amazing kid!”

Grant is also an officer for the National Honors Society and involved in student council. She has many accomplishments to be proud of, including her dedication to her academics.

“I am proud of being in the top ten percentile of my class ranking and am excited to be a Junior Escort in this year’s graduation ceremony,” she said. “Also, I am proud of being awarded this opportunity of being featured in Vype!”

Grant strives to maintain good grades because she knows it will continue to pay off in her near future.

“The future motivates me,” she said. “I have very high standards and goals for myself that I am pushing myself to reach.”

After high school, Grant plans to attend Oklahoma State University and pursue veterinarian sciences, the surgical field, or forensic sciences.