A senior at Hico school, Emilee Jackson is known for being active in athletics and FFA. She was recently part of Hico’s district champion volleyball team and will soon begin her senior basketball season.

E-T: Your volleyball season recently wrapped up, how would you sum it up?

EJ: Overall, my senior year of volleyball was pretty good. It ended in heartbreak and I definitely thought it wouldn’t, but it was really fun and I wouldn’t want to spend it with another group of girls or coach. I wouldn’t change anything that happened.

E-T: What is your outlook for the Lady Tiger basketball team this season?

EJ: This basketball season I think will be a very good year. We made it far last year and lost to Windthorst, but I think we have a good chance to take it all the way.

E-T: What do you do in rodeo?

EJ: I do pole bending, barrel racing and breakaway. You don’t necessarily have to have the fastest horse in certain events. Sometimes it’s good, but it’s all about what kind of rider you are and what kind of skills you have.

E-T: What do you enjoy most about growing up in a small town?

EJ: Overtime you walk by a person they always wave at you and it’s homie. If you get in trouble, there’s probably someone who will stop and help you. It’s just a good atmosphere.

E-T: What are your plans after graduation?

EJ: My plans after graduation are to attend either West Texas A&M or Tarleton State. I want to get a double major in agriculture communications and agriculture education and I hope I can possibly rodeo in college.