Nearly every school has students that try to make their community a better place, but Fox has two in particular that are making a big impact on the small town. Drew Martin and David Martin may be twins selected as the September nominees for The Ardmoreite and Patriot Ardmore Student Leader of the Year, but each are on paths unique to one another.
Both are fairly common teenagers on the surface. Drew enjoys college basketball and the Kansas Jayhawks, in particular, and David will watch just about any Big XII game. Both are athletes and enjoy competitive and leisurely sports.
The brothers also take pride in recent Eagle Scout projects, with Drew putting active shooter locks on doors at Fox Elementary and David doing work on the school’s softball bleachers.
The brothers have been raised in Fox and can appreciate the pace of life growing up in a small town.
“Everyone knows everyone and you always have to keep an eye on what you’re doing,” David said as he described the community as a “giant family.”
The brothers’ extra-curricular activities are numerous and unique to each. Drew has been active in FFA since 2016 and is currently the club’s vice president. He has also won numerous individual and team awards for range judging. “It’s given me an opportunity to compete against other people I may not be familiar with in other areas,” he said of FFA competitions.
David is also active with FFA and other groups but says history is one of his favorite subjects in school.
“It’s something that’s never going to change and you always need to know about it,” he said.
Drew Martin and David Martin were ultimately nominated for Student Leaders of the Year due to their leadership and volunteer work. Both have donated their time to help the Ardmore Soup Kitchen and Ardmore Girls on the Run, among other service projects.
Their desire to help others will likely continue into their professional lives. Drew mentioned an interest in zoology and may be leaning towards veterinary school after graduation. David is unsure what the future holds but may enter the medical field.
With both brothers each with a 4.0 GPA, life after high school looks to be bright as David and Drew leave the Fox Den after graduation.