Bear of the Week: De Asia Tippins


Bailee Rogers

Senior De Asia Tippins recently competed at the Regional track meet, where she finished in 7th in the 300-meter hurdles.

Senior De Asia Tippins is involved in track, basketball, cross country, and cheer. She is also a member of Interact and National Honor Society. When she’s not at school, she puppy sits and teaches kids how to do flips. She also volunteers to feed the homeless on Sundays.

She said she looks up to her mom and dad more than anyone.

“They are the strongest and most supportive people I know,” she said. “I want to be like them but better as I progress into adulthood.”

Tippins aims to be an outgoing person who is constantly striving to do better things.

“I want to be dedicated and ambitious in everything I do or set my mind to,” she said.

Her favorite quote is, “I have the power to make positive changes in my life and others.”

“This quote reflects what I do on a daily basis to make other people’s days better with a smile, no matter the struggle,” she said.

In the future, she wants to go to college, then become a pediatric nurse or a neonatal nurse. Then she wants to have a family and live life like every day is the last.

Some of her favorite things are talking to friends, running, swimming, going on long car rides if she’s not driving, listening to music, and nature. In her free time, she likes to exercise, play with her sisters and puppies, hang out with her boyfriend, and eat while watching television.

Some of her favorite classes during high school have been biology and aquatic science with Cory Parsons.

“Mr. Parsons taught about life lessons, along with the subjects,” she said.

Tippins said she loves making other people smile and always strives for happiness, even through the worst situations.

“I may have only coached De Asia for a year, but the impact she has made on my life will certainly last forever,” track coach Becca Peveto said. “She is an outstanding leader, tremendous athlete, and her work ethic is unmatched. De is a superb role model to the underclassmen on her team, and exemplifies all that coaches aspire in a student-athlete. It has been quite impressive to me that she not only gets things done on the track, but she also takes care of business in the classroom. De Asia is truly a gem, and a perfect representative for Bear of the Week.”