Piedmont’s Hailee Lindo– Character Counts Presented by Eskridge Honda

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Hailee Lindo is a swimmer for the Piedmont Wildcats and has been since she was a sophomore. She praises her teammates as being her favorite aspect of competing in the sport.

“My favorite thing about competing in high school sports is the lifelong friendships and just being a part of a team,” she said.

Lindo also competes in cross country, track, and is the Oklahoma state officer for SkillsUSA. She tries to set high standards for herself in all aspects of her life, including being an encouragement to her team.

“I strive to better myself by reading the Bible and going to church,” she said. “I love the community there and I always pray with my team before a meet to encourage them to do their best.”

Lindo cites Audrey Hepburn as a role model of good character.

“After watching one of her films and researching her for a paper I learned how hard of a life she had, and how she gave back to people who were hungry like she was when she was younger,” she said. “She was an ambassador for UNICEF and volunteered as often as she could, that inspires me.”

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Lindo is a hard worker as well, who also dedicates much of her time to her studies at Canadian Valley Technology Center where she is enrolled in theConstruction Trades program. She enjoys her classes and has a plan for her future.

“Despite being girly, I actually enjoy my trade even though it’s a male-dominant class,” she said. “I aspire to be an Interior Designer when I am older, and my dad is a framer so that helps.”

One thing about the program she appreciates is the hands-on experience the students get, as well as getting to meet new people.

“My favorite thing about taking classes at CV Tech is having hands-on work and meeting new people from other schools,” she said.

After high school Lindo wants to attend OSU in Stillwater and major in interior design. She plans on owning her own interior design business and someday taking over her father’s construction business.