Mustang's Brooke Gannaway – Athlete Spotlight Presented by Excel Therapy

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Brooke Gannaway is a senior on the Mustang High pom squad. Joining the team four years ago was an easy decision for her.

“I have been on the pom team every year since my freshman year,” said Gannaway. “I decided to do pom because I have danced my whole life and have always wanted to grow up and do pom.”

Any athlete can attest that loving your sport makes it fun to compete, but having great teammates makes all the difference. Gannaway’s love for her teammates is what has made her pom experience so memorable.

“I love competing for my high school for many reasons! My favorite thing is having an amazing team to compete with,” she said. “I have made so many friendships from pom that I will forever cherish! Competing with these girls creates so many good memories.”

Gannaway is involved in student council and in Relay For Life as a head sponsorship chair. She is also enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Canadian Valley Technology Center. She chose the program because she has always had a knack for styling hair.

Brooke Gannaway – Mustang

“I decided to do this because I’ve always wanted to be a hairstylist and have enjoyed styling hair since a young age,” she said.

One unique experience that Gannaway has taken advantage of is being able to put her skills to the test in competition. 

“At CV Tech I’ve enjoyed being part of the Skills USA contest,” she said. “I compete in the hair contest portion and it is very challenging and competitive, which I enjoy.”

One CV Tech instructor who has gone above and beyond in Gannaway’s eyes is Mrs. Chaistain.

“My favorite teacher at CV Tech is my cosmetology teacher Mrs. Chaistain,” she said. “She has taught me more than required about hair and has always been not only a teacher, but somebody who really cares about me and my future.”

After high school Gannaway plans to attend Oklahoma State University and pursue a degree in marketing. Her dream career that she will go after is makeup marketing, so she can utilize her skills in both marketing and cosmetology. 

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