Seiling’s Alee Hunt – Character Counts Presented by Gore’s Travel Plaza

By Chad Waters

Seiling junior Alee Hunt knows all too well about competition. It runs in her blood.

Hunt’s dad, Al, played quarterback at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) in Alva, where he won an NAIA Championship in 1999. Hunt’s mom, Rhea, was a cheerleader at NWOSU, which is where Hunt’s passion originated for cheer.

“I remember watching my mom and her friends cheer when I was younger, so I thought that would be the coolest thing to do,” Hunt said. “I enjoy having the little kids look up toward us and always have good spirit around me.”

Hunt has been a cheerleader for three years, but she doesn’t just cheer from the sideline. She also competes on the Lady Wildcats’ basketball, softball and track & field teams.

Hunt plays power forward in basketball and already has two rings on her hand. During her first two seasons, the Lady Wildcat’s basketball team went 56-2 and won two state championships. Seiling will need players like Hunt to continue the Lady Wildcat’s success on the court as they are on a historic run winning four-straight titles in Class A.

Before basketball season, Hunt plays center field and third base for the Lady Wildcat’s fast-pitch team, which won a district title in 2018. During the spring, Hunt throws shot put on the Seiling Track & Field team, where she qualified for state last year as a sophomore.

Hunt doesn’t miss a beat whether she’s playing sports or cheering on two of her five siblings, Corbin and Michael, who play football at Seiling.

“My whole family is in sports, and we’re at every game,” Hunt said.

As Hunt strives to be her best in and out of athletics, she looks to her parents and coaches for support and encouragement.

“My mom made me want to be like her,” said Hunt of her mom, who is the Spanish teacher at Seiling. “She has definitely set the bar high at what I’d like to achieve and exceed. I can’t ask for a better role model.”

“My cheer coach [Jennifer Hedges] pushes me to be better,” Hunt said. “She lets me know when I’m doing something great or if I need to work on something.”

Outside of sports, Hunt is a part of the student council and also sings on the Seiling Choir team. Hunt competed at the OSSAA State Vocal Contest back in April, where her team’s ensemble received the highest mark with a superior (1) rating. Music has always been a big part of Hunt’s life. When Hunt’s not singing, she’s playing the piano or ukulele with hopes of learning to play the guitar.

Hunt plans to follow her parent’s footsteps and continue her education at NWOSU to pursue a career in the medical field.