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McAlester’s Morgan Carr – Athlete Spotlight – Presented by BancFirst McAlester

The resume is filled with achievements that speak loud and clear to describe the many accomplishments. But who is Morgan Carr? Known to closest friends as “Morgie”, the ever-present smile of the McAlester High School senior reflects her heart that’s overflowing with compassion for others.

Coaches, teachers and most anyone who has ever met her will confirm that Morgan Carr is a young person who works toward her dreams until they become realities especially when it’s an opportunity to help others. “Intellectual, empathetic and analytical is how I hope others would define me,” replied Carr, whose 4.23 GPA earns the Buffaloes dance team captain a top-10 ranking among 2021 seniors. “The one word that makes me is empathetic because I try to put others feelings before my own. When others are successful that makes me happy.”

According to her coach, Maggie Meadows, Carr’s leadership and enthusiasm are genuine. “Morgan helped lead our squad to the state championship,” replied the coach of the McAlester dance team. “She’s a hard worker, a leader and someone that’s a role model for the younger kids. You need someone to help, Morgan is the person you want on your team.”

Dancing since she was two years old, Carr and her childhood dance classmates Brooke Mills and Reese Regan are still together as members of the McAlester High School pom squad that won a state championship again this year. Now, with two state championships in pom (2019 and 2020) and another in Hip-hop (2019), Carr has been part of many honors earned by the McAlester team that includes national recognition at the Universal Dance Association championships. 

With her non-stop schedule, competing in other sports wasn’t an option but Carr admits she’s a competitor at heart. “Growing up I played softball, basketball and ran track. I even played basketball on coach Will Holiman’s travel team before deciding to hang up my shoes and go all-in with dance.”

But with the last name Carr, what automobiles best describe Morgan? “My middle name is Alexus, like the Lexus car brand,” she said with a wink of the eye. “I think it is fitting say that a Lexus IS matches me.”

Giving a shout out to her mom (Cindy) as “my hero who pushes me to be the best version of myself everyday,” Carr relaxes by watching Netflix or listening to country music. And with graduation in the not to distant future, she plans on pursuing an accounting degree while attending Oklahoma State University where she hopes to continue her dance team competition on the Cowboys pom squad. 

And when Morgan Carr accepts her high school diploma, she hopes the legacy she leaves is a footprint for others to follow. “With all that the class of 2021 has been through, high school has taught me to stand up and make the best of every situation by being a kind and empowering leader who helps others reach their dreams.”

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