Ringwood's Dillon Palmer – FFA Spotlight Presented by Farm Credit of Enid

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Ringwood High School’s Dillon Palmer is a varsity basketball player for coach Nathan Pearson and he’s a member of the schools FFA program. 

Palmer loves playing for Ringwood and his teammates are like family. 

“What I love most is how much we care for each other. It’s a true team in every way, they pick you up if you are down, and we are always encouraging each other,” said Palmer. “I get to compete with all of my friends, because small schools let you participate in all sports.”

Not only is Palmer in FFA and athletics, he’s also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the R-Club. For the past four years, Palmer has been a member of FFA and before that he was active in the 4-H club. 

“Last year I served our local chapter as the photographer. I currently show swine, but have also shown cattle in the past,” Palmer said. 

Palmer first got involved with FFA thanks to a friends encouragement. 

“At first, because my best friend encouraged me to join. But I continue because I enjoy the competition of showing animals and the activities with FFA members throughout the state of Oklahoma,” said Palmer. 

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Ringwood has always supported their athletes; something that doesn’t go unnoticed by Palmer and his teammates. 

“Community support is very important. I know whether we are winning or losing I can count on a gym full of support every game night,” said Palmer. 

In or out of sports, Palmer knows he can always count on his family to be there supporting him and his team, whether on the court or in the show ring. 

“My entire family and all of my coaches have supported me. I feel lucky to play on the court named after my granddad and have him at all of my games supporting me,” said Palmer. 

His future will include going to college and pursuing a degree in engineering. Athletics and FFA have been a big part of Palmer’s high school experience and he offers this advice to anyone contemplating joining the FFA. 

“Do it! FFA offers so many options through community involvement, life experience and the opportunity to meet people throughout the country,” said Palmer. 

The boys basketball team is off to an 8-2 start after their first ten games. Palmer plays a hybrid guard/forward spot for coach Pearson and is looking forward to the rest of the season.