EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus. This is results from a questionnaire sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to be heard, and get a little attention. To submit a questionnaire, see it online at kilgorenewsherald.com, in the sports section, and e-mail it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Cameron Jackson
School: Kilgore high school
Parents names: Ginger and Charles Jackson
Brothers/sisters: I have 7 brothers (including me) and 1 sister
Sports you play: Track & field
Favorite high school sports memory: going to state 3 years in a row and possibly a 4th
Plans after high school: Go on to compete at the collegiate level
If college, what schools are you considering, and what do you plan to major in? I plan to major in cyber security
Who are your role models? My role models are J.cole and Justin Gatlin
Which coaches had have the most influence on you? Why? My head track and field coach, Phillip Lane, who thought me that if you’re going to do something to give your all, otherwise it doesn’t count.
Who is your favorite teacher? My athletic trainer La’Tamera Fry, and my track & field go-to, Nina Mata.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living successfully and giving back to my community.
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: Singing is what I do when I’m not training for track
What will you miss most about high school sports? I will miss my coach and my trainer, and my support team that I have back in Kilgore!