Purcell’s Addie Stanton – Character Counts Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman

Making tough decisions is part of growing up, and Purcell athlete Addie Stanton is already facing some of those choices about her future. Stanton recently decided to forego her senior basketball season and focus on cheerleading instead. 

“I have decided not to play basketball this year,” Stanton said. “I want to focus on cheer, because that’s what I’ll be doing in college. I’m deciding between OCU and OBU, because they both have offered me a position on their teams.” 

She said she’d like to have a successful season as a cheer squad, and to have fun at the same time. The love of cheer started early, but Stanton said she really didn’t start focusing on it until her junior year. She said she’s working on her athleticism by attending tumbling classes four times a week. 

“Basically, it’s working on standing tumbling and running tumbling,” she said. “Each tumbling class is an hour long, and they have open gym time which is an hour and a half. I just recently got my standing back tuck.” 

In her free time, Stanton said she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as scrapbooking and journaling. She plans to attend nursing school after she graduates. 

Stanton said she considers being a Character Counts Athlete very important to her. 

“To me, character is about being kind, caring, respectful, honest, and loyal,” she said. “Those traits are all very crucial to being on the cheer team. We have to trust that each of us will do our best and be a good teammate.”