EDITOR’S NOTE: These are the 12th and 13th entries 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. These are results from questionnaires 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, follow this format with the same questions, answer them, and e-mail it back to sports editor Mitch Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alicia Jones, Kilgore High School
Parents: Sidney and Alice Jones
Brothers and sisters: none
Sports you play: Track & Field
Favorite high school sports memory: This had to be when i got to experience my best friend Aligah in the worst/funniest pain ever after she ran her 400 m event. She was doubled over in pain yelling “my butt cheeks, they HURT.” That day everyone knew she ran the hardest she’d ever run, even if a person didn’t know of her existence, they knew that day!
Plans after high school: Acquire a BSN and become a Neo-Natal Nurse
Your role model: Allyson Felix
Which coaches have had the most influence on you, and why: The two coaches that have had the biggest influence to me are Coach (Jay) Dean and Coach (Jeff) Coleman, they always reminded me that even though things may not go my way, I always need to stay positive and keep going!
Your favorite teacher: Mrs. Alice Crocker
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Having my dream job, making my own money, and living a stable lifestyle with the people I love.
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I don’t like milk in my cereal.
What will you miss most about high school sports: I will miss the love/hate relationship with Track & Field and all of the fun road trips.
Sarah Webb, Sabine High School
Parents: Julie and Jeremy Webb
Brothers/sisters: Katie and Joshua Webb
Sports you play: Track, cross country
Favorite high school sports memory: Sophomore year, doing cartwheels and handstands on the field with a senior I adored. It was the last track practice I ever had with her.
Plans after high school: Kilgore College and then finding a career in athletic training or sports medicine
Who are your role models: My Current Events coach, Mrs. Wilson, and my older sister
Which coaches have had the most influence on you and why: Coach Washburn has always pushed me to be better, even when I thought that I couldn’t. Whether I liked it or not, Coach Washburn has always made me work harder for the last four years I have had her, and I turned out to be a better person because of that.
Who is your favorite teacher: Mrs. Wilson
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Maybe the United States president, but that may not be realistic enough, so traveling the world with the people I love
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I’ve been working for two years now on a novel that I plan to publish eventually.
What will you miss most about high school sports: Being able to see my teammates grow up, and being so, so proud of them.