Laikyn Lowe hasn’t been difficult to find for the past several years.
Just go to the nearest Frankton athletic event and look for the flaming red hair at the center of the student section. A three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and softball, Lowe always found the time to support her fellow Eagles.
This even extended to the junior high teams, whose events she would often attend just to make sure the younger athletes knew their efforts were appreciated.
Her constant positive attitude — even in the face of an injury that forced her to miss her senior basketball season — has helped Lowe be named the 2019 THB Sports Awards Girls Mental Attitude Award winner.
“Laikyn is a player that is always positive, even when not having such a good day in the field or in the batter’s box,” softball coach Jeremy Parker wrote in a nomination submission. “She is a leader on and off the field, she is a player that attends the junior high games to show support to younger players and she’s always that person in the dugout picking up teammates when they are struggling.”
She’s also that person in the bleachers wearing an outlandish outfit and making as much noise as possible to cheer on Frankton.
Lowe was a staple during the boys basketball team’s run to a regional championship, but she was just as energetic sitting on the bench and cheering on her girls basketball teammates after being sidelined this year.
She also was a member of the sectional championship volleyball team.
“Laikyn was our setter this year and an amazing team player,” volleyball coach Beth Sperry wrote. “I could always count on her to bring the team’s spirits up either in a match or practice.”