Broken Arrow's Skyla Walker-Armstrong – Tulsa Tech Athlete Spotlight
Broken Arrow High School senior Skyla Walker-Armstrong is a captain on the girl’s wrestling team, and she is a Senior Athletic Leadership Representative. Walker-Armstrong is currently taking classes at Tulsa Technology Center as well, where she is enrolled in the cosmetology program.
“I chose Tulsa Tech because of the atmosphere I heard about from friends and the experience many of my friends who had attended the school had,” said Walker-Armstrong.
The cosmetology program is a popular program for Tulsa Tech and as Walker-Armstrong explains, the course is very enjoyable.
“I love how hands-on the work at Tulsa Tech is. I believe I work and learn my best when I can actually perform and practice the work,” said Walker-Armstrong. “I chose the Cosmetology program and this particular course because of my love for makeup and all things artistic and creative. I believe that this program will give me the best chance at pursuing a fulfilling and satisfying job in a field that I enjoy,” said Walker-Armstrong.
Away from sports and school, Walker-Armstrong enjoys being creative and challenging herself in her workouts.
“In my free time outside of school I enjoy wrestling, working out, painting, practicing makeup, and anything active or creative,” said Walker-Armstrong.
As a student at Tulsa Tech, Walker-Armstrong said the program has taught her many things she will carry with her into college and beyond.
“Tulsa Tech has taught me soft skills necessary in any job, not just the field I am interested in, and has helped me build time management and organization as well. I feel better prepared for my future after attending Tulsa Tech,” said Walker-Armstrong. “When I graduate, I would like to wrestle in college while getting a business degree in order to have my own salon one day.”
Walker-Armstrong pointed to her coaches as having a huge impact in her life on and off the mat.
“My coaches, Coach Jasperson and Coach Cockrell, have had a tremendous impact on me over the last two years that I have been wrestling. They have both taught me not only how to be a better athlete and leader on the team but have changed me for the better as a person as well. My coaches have instilled the power to push through any obstacle in my way and shown me the power of confidence in athletics and in life. After meeting the two of them and spending countless hours in the wrestling room, competition, and in volunteer work as a team, I am very proud to be a part of their team and to know them,” said Walker-Armstrong.