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Accomplished athletes honored at women in sports luncheon

By Carin R. Kirkegaard; photos courtesy of the Jackson family

Photo of Mia Jackson

Mia Jackson, Rock Canyon High School

Annually, the Foundation for Douglas County Schools along with the Douglas County School District selects the top female student athletes from across the district to be honored at the National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon. Mia Jackson (pictured left) was among the five honorees from Rock Canyon High School (RCHS).

Jackson will graduate this spring, leaving RCHS with a long list of accomplishments. As an athlete, she was selected as a varsity member for both poms and lacrosse, lettering in both sports all four years. Additionally, she was chosen to lead both teams as captain in her senior year. For both her junior and senior years, Jackson was selected as an All-Colorado Athlete for poms and was also recognized as a Universal Dance Association All-American.

Poms Coach Christina Leone said, “Mia is passionate, honest and a humble athlete who has been a leader in our program since day one. She is irreplaceable and will leave our program in a better place.”

Photo Mia Jackson National Dance Championship

Jackson performing at the National Dance Championship in Orlando, Florida.

Academically, Jackson carries a 4.2 GPA, landing on the highest honor roll each year at RCHS. She lettered in academics her junior year. Also in her junior year she made Academic All State First Team for both poms and lacrosse. As a senior she is serving as student body president and she has lettered in student government all four year as well.

Outside of school, Jackson gives back to the community. In her junior year, she received a community service letter for volunteering for more than 100 hours.

Jackson reflected on being honored, “Being recognized for my years of dedication and hard work gives me confidence as I look forward to my next steps in life. I’m so thankful for the staff and teachers at Rock Canyon and all of the coaches and mentors who have poured hours into making me a better athlete and the person I am today.”

Jackson is a fierce competitor on the lacrosse field.

Jackson is a fierce competitor on the lacrosse field.

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