Cox and Taylor Honored by Shamrock Bank As Impact Athlete and Top Performing Arts Student for October

Congratulations to Isie Cox and Vivian Taylor of Durant high school named the October selections of the Shamrock Bank Impact Athlete and Performing Arts Student of the month.

Isie Cox is a senior and a three-year mainstay in the circle for the Lady Lions softball team.

Since taking over as the pitching ace, Cox turned in a dazzling 61-19 record along with being named the district’s pitcher of the year all three seasons and to the Large East all state team her senior year.  Cox can hit too.  She slammed ten home runs and batted .409 her senior season in leading DHS to the schools sixth straight appearance in the Class 5A state tournament.

She has been a special player according to Lady Lion Head Softball Coach Cody Little.

“Isie is one of the most intense players I have ever had the pleasure to coach and has been the captain of our ship as a player all season, Little said. “Her impact on the team offensively and defensively the past few years is immeasurable.”

“She developed into a tremendous leader these past few years and we are going to miss her passion for the game and enthusiasm for life going ahead,” he said.

In addition to her softball at DHS, Cox  plays travel softball with the Ok Exclusive 18U Premier Hughes team that consists of top players from the state of Oklahoma.

Away from the softball diamond, Isie is member of the Honor Society and the Indian Honor Society where she received the  Character of Champion Award in 2015. Her other activities include being a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) where she serves  in a leadership group and The Business Professionals of America (BPA).

In the community, she is a member of the First Baptist Church in Durant.

Cox has decided on the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, as her college destination.   There, she will continue playing softball and major in Business Administration.

Isie’s parents are Nate and Tracy Cox.

Vivian Taylor is in a select group of honored students who have achieved the Semi-Finalist Level in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Vivian is very active in school. She is a seven year member of the band being named all district for six years.  In addition, Vivian is the Head Drum Major for the 2019-2020  edition of “The Pride of Durant” band.

Taylor also plays varsity soccer and is a member of the DHS Principal Student Advisory Board, an officer in HOSA  and current Vice President of the Student Council.

In the community, she served as a Page at the Oklahoma State Senate and was the Oklahoma representative at the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation.

Vivian aspires to work in public health or to be a doctor.  She plans to attend either Oklahoma State University or the University of Tulsa.

Vivian’s parents are Steve and Christine Taylor

This award is given monthly during the school year to Durant high school students who show a dedication to their extracurricular activities while also excelling academically.

Congratulations to the Isie Cox and Vivian Taylor the Shamrock Bank Impact Athlete and Performing Arts Student of the month for October.