Samantha Horner is one of the Valedictorians of this year’s senior class of Waurika.
Besides being a cheerleader, she has also enjoyed showing pigs and playing basketball.
Her love of working with pigs began when she was in the 7th grade and inspired her to found Sam’s Show Pigs, a business that breeds, raises and sells show pigs.
Horner has a huge love for all animals and plans to be a veterinarian when she graduates from Oklahoma State University.
She is currently working at Chisholm Trail Animal Hospital on Fuller Road near Duncan and has even earned her certification of veterinary assistant.
Horner says she has known since her sophomore year in high school that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
When she starts college in the fall she will be classified as a second semester freshman because she has already earned 12 hours of college credit.
Her most memorable moments from high school are from her experiences showing pigs.
Purple is her favorite color and her favorite genre of music is country.
She has been involved in Oklahoma Honor Society, FFA, 4H, Student council, National Honor Society, scholastic meets, Cross-Country, basketball, golf, cheer leading, and track.
Horner has also served as President of Beta Club and her senior class, treasurer for National Honor Society, student council representative and captain of Waurika Cheer.
At times she has volunteered at the Waurika Public Library and has served as a mentor to incoming 6th graders.
She served as a mentor at middle school cheer tryouts, leader for little eagle basketball camp, and was a spokesperson for the local effort to support the hurricane Harvey relief project.
Horner has earned many awards and honors. She has received FFA awards and 4H awards such as Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Swine Showmanship.
She was the recipient of the Hollis Dickey Award and the HOBY Leadership Conference Ambassador honor.
She has also received academic awards in physical science, biology, US History, Oklahoma history, anatomy, and the OSU Academic Excellence Scholarship.
Honer was Homecoming Queen.
Samantha Horner has a great future in front of her and will continue to excel at college and in her chosen profession.