Kellyville’s Sarah Jones – Oklahoma Army National Guard Spotlight

Kellyville High School student-athlete, Sarah Jones, has spent much of her high school career playing multiple sports for the Ponies. The basketball, cheer, and slow-pitch softball player has certainly left her mark on the program. 

“The best thing about being a student athlete at KHS is the relationships I have developed over the years. Being at a small school I am able to interact with all ages, and since I’m a senior I get to go to visit the Pre-K kids and hang out with them and encourage them to stay active,” said Jones. 

Jones currently serves as the Senior Class President, Student Council President, National Honor Society President and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The starting catcher for the softball team has a real sense of community and serving others, which could be why joining the Oklahoma Army National Guard was an obvious choice for her. 

“Joining the National Guard was something I started thinking about at the end of my Junior year. I didn’t want to go to college and play sports, and I didn’t see myself getting enough scholarships to make a dent in my college tuition. So, over the summer I prayed about it a lot; I’m a family person and I was afraid to be away for a long time. Then not long after, I kept seeing National Guard signs in driveways and I started receiving mail from them. That’s when I gave my worries to God and just dove right in and I haven’t looked back since. My family and boyfriend have been very supportive, and it’s always nice to have a solid foundation of support behind you,” said Jones. 

Jones plans to follow a career path that involves helping those in need.

“I plan on being a Combat Medic for the Guard, and when I get home go back to college to become a Nurse Practitioner,” said Jones. 

Jones is excited to continue a military tradition started by her grandfathers. 

“Both of my grandfathers were in the service, and my cousin who recently turned 19 is in the Navy,” said Jones. 

Once she returns from basic training, Jones is looking forward to taking the next step in her academic career. 

“When I get back from the Guard I plan to finish out my sophomore year at Tulsa Community College that way I don’t have to pay for room and board at the University of Oklahoma, which is where I plan to attend for nursing school,” Jones said.