News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion Jacy Teston. The Anderson-Shiro Senior has a 3.89 grade point average and ranks number 1 in her class. She's the president of the Senior Class, Spanish Club and Student Council. She's also a member of the FFA, National Honor Society, Campus Crime Stoppers and Yearbook staff. As a member of UIL One Act Play, she received District All Star Cast honors last year. Along with being so involved in the high school, Jacy has volunteered her time at the elementary school and with several community organizations. No matter what she is doing, she continues to push herself to be better.
"She takes great pride in what she does, but never says, OK my best is the best and that's all its going to be. She can always take where she is, and then grow, grow as a person, grow as a student, grow as an athlete and in to something more than that. Constant growth welcomes feedback and looks forward to ways to improve what she's already doing well."
"The way I feel is that if you try your hardest and put everything into everything that you do, you won't be disappointed. Whereas, if you 're really worried how you look to other people, and you're not taking criticism, then you're never gonna get as far as you could if you would just humble yourself for a little while, and then in the end you'll be a lot more successful."
Athletically, Jacy is a 4 time letter winner in basketball and cross country, where she has been the team captain for both sports all 4 years. Her sophomore year she was a regional qualifier in cross country.
"Athletics has been a huge part of who I am today, because it's made me learn the leadership and the teamwork, and responsibility and its also brought out the drive and determination in me that I try to carry over into everything else that I do. Such as school work and organizations, and even just my family."
Jacy's hard work this far has helped her get accepted to the US Air Force Academy, where she would like to train to be a pilot.
"She stays calm, nothing seems to bother her, and she's always prepared for games. I can put her in and she knows where everyone's supposed to be on the court, including herself. So, if she takes that kind of preparation into the academy where she's gonna be going, which I think she will, I think she'll do just fine."
Congratulations to Jacy Teston of Anderson Shiro High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion.