Codi Beyer is just about halfway finished with her senior year at Stephenville High School and is keeping herself busy with soccer, FFA, National Honor Society and Texas Scholars.
Beyer missed out on her last year of volleyball after having knee surgery from a torn ACL and meniscus she suffered during last year’s soccer season, but is looking forward to getting on the soccer field this spring.
“This year I really think we have a chance of going far and we have a group of girls that we grew up playing together, so we’re really tight, and then all the younger girls that just came up are going to really help us,” she said. “We went to the regional tournament last year and lost out to the state champions, but this year I feel like we can definitely take them.”
Beyer is still doing physical therapy to rehabilitate her knee and after graduation wants to follow in the footsteps of those who have helped her with injuries.
“I’m going to go and attend Baylor University and I’m going to major in business and then I think I’m going to go back and try to be a physical therapist,” she said. “I’ve injured myself so many times - I’ve had so much physical therapy - and I just feel like I’d enjoy it.”
She added that a business degree would be good for taking on her father’s company at some point.
“I decided business because my dad made a name for himself having his own and eventually he’s going to need help, that’s where I come in,” Beyer said. “I plan to live in Stephenville like my entire life.”
Besides soccer, Beyer has also been gearing up for the FFA county show in January.
“I have three dairy heifers this year that I can show and so I go home and work with them every day,” she said. “It’s stressful, mainly because we really just pull them out of a pasture and you have to work hard with them.”
Beyer is also involved in National Honor Society where they just completed their Pennies for Angels fundraiser, raising more than $6,000; the most the organization has ever raised.
“The money we raise from Pennies for Angels is the money we use for the angel tree to go buy gifts. We have about 30 kids and 15 senior citizens we’re buying for this year,” she said. “I enjoy knowing that we can make someone’s Christmas better, and all these kids aren’t asking for toys, they’re asking for like food for their family. So the more we can provide, the better it is and it just makes you happy.”
Beyer has mixed feelings about leaving Stephenville High School, there are things she will miss, but she is excited about her future.
“Getting to see all of my friends every day, we’re going to go to different colleges and I don’t want to drift,” she said. “But then I want to be able to leave and experience new things and be on my own for once.”