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2024 Senior Spotlight: Dylan Higby

On July 2, 2005, Nate and Katie Higby were blessed with the birth of their first child, Dylan Marcus Higby.

Dylan has three younger siblings; Ella, who is a freshman at LHS; Brantley, who is a 4th grader; and Beckett, who is in Kindergarten. His grandparents are Mark and Karla Higby of Madison and Dennis and Mary Stoklasa of Clarkson. Dylan’s family wouldn’t be complete without his two dogs, Rex who is a chocolate lab and their corgi named Dolly. 

Throughout Dylan’s high school career, he has been involved in football, wrestling, track, One Act, and FFA for 4 years. He also has been involved in Youth Advisory Council for 3 years. 

Dylan has been named All District in football and has been a multi-year letter winner in all of his activities. 

One of Dylan’s favorite and proudest accomplishments of high school was making a playoff run as the 7th seed and then going on to win the 2022 D1 Football Championship his junior year. 

Dylan’s future plans include attending Northeast Community College and majoring in something ag related. In 10-15 years, he sees himself hopefully married with kids and living in Leigh or around the Leigh area. 

If Dylan were to win the lottery, he would spend his money on a bunch of land and cattle. 

Dylan would pick somewhere tropical to visit if he ever got the chance to travel anywhere in the world. 

Some of Dylan’s favorite things to do is play sports, hang out with his friends, and go hunting. His favorite class is any ag class, his favorite movie is American Sniper, his favorite song is “I Wrote the Book” by Morgan Wallen, his favorite sports team is the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Dallas Cowboys, and his favorite restaurant is Freddy’s. 

Three goals on Dylan’s bucket list include moving back to Leigh and building a house, raising top quality show calves, and meeting Morgan Wallen in person sometime. 

When asked who he admires, Dylan said he has always admired his uncles through watching them play football in high school when he was a kid to watching how they operate their farms now. 

Three words that would best describe Dylan are funny, outgoing, and hardworking. His advice to underclassmen is to not take anything for granted in high school, especially during sports, because you don't know when it might be your last time playing or participating in it. 

We wish Dylan the best of luck, and we hope he is successful in his future endeavors!