By Derrick Smith
When you attend a high school sporting event, there are a few things you can almost be certain that you will see. There will be a group of athletes competing as hard as they can, a coach that makes sacrifices in order to help his team get better, and there will usually always be a group of students in the student section cheering on their team.
Dylan Wilson is a senior at Catoosa High School. While he may not compete in any sports, he makes a big impact in a different way. Catoosa Athletic Director, Courtne St. Clair says that Wilson has been a key in the revitalization of the Catoosa school spirit.
“Dylan Wilson has been instrumental in bringing back school spirit at Catoosa,” St. Clair stated. “He attends every home event we have and always brings the energy. If you’re ever in Catoosa on a Friday night and you hear a train horn but don’t see any train tracks, you’ll know it’s Dylan firing up the fans after a touchdown.”
While the student section is important to Wilson, he says that the district is home to a lot of great people.
“My favorite part of Catoosa would have to be the student section,” he said. “At football and volleyball games, along with the other sports, we get the crowd hyped and try to get the players hyped as well. I have some teachers that I really enjoy also, but my favorite would have to be Mrs. Johnson. She has always helped me through everything in my time at Catoosa and has always been by my side since day one.”
Catoosa High School principal, Josh Brown, says that Wilson is a great representative for Catoosa.
“Dylan is a senior and he is a great kid,” Brown said. “He attends every athletic event even though he does not play any sports. He is a great all-around person.”
Someone that has been a big part of Dylan’s life and helped him become the person that he is today would be his dad.
“He helped me learn to have the passion to never stop trying to succeed and keep going forward no matter what I am facing in life.”
Wilson said that being Catoosa’s super fan is great and something he is proud of.
“It really means a lot,” he said. “And to have the support of my community and school was really great.”