1. What are your plans after high school? If going to college, what college (if you know) and what do you want to study there? Will you be playing hockey anywhere after HS?
Jackson: I would like to try to play junior hockey following high school and play hockey in college at the highest level possible. I plan to study biomedical engineering and/or neuroscience at Penn State or Miami University.
2. What is your favorite school subject.
Jackson: Stats and Anatomy
3. Who is/was your favorite teacher (could be any teacher, all the way back to grade school even) at Mars and why?
Jackson: Mr. Kuremsky. He has a great sense of humor, never fails to make the class laugh at one of his stories, and makes going to any of his classes enjoyable.
4. What person (other than your parents, you can talk about your parents in a later question) has had the greatest influence on you and why?
Jackson: I would say my Pappy. He inspires me to do what I love and always work hard. He is always at my games to support me. Hockey wise, I would also say Coach Paul Taibi. He has helped shape me into the person and hockey player that I am today. I learned a lot playing for him during my u15 season and developed into a smarter player.
5. What is your favorite memory of your Mars Hockey career so far?
Jackson: Our game against Hampton early this season. It was one of my first high school games, and there was a great atmosphere in the rink as we got a big win.
6. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
Jackson: Rap and Country.
7. What is your favorite movie?
Jackson: Lone Survivor
8. What is your favorite book?
Jackson: The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
9. What is your favorite food?
Jackson: Chicken Parmesan
10. How many siblings do you have and their names?
Jackson: 1 sister and 1 brother, Zoey and Owen.
11. If you had the chance to have dinner with one person from history (living or dead) who would it be and why?
Jackson: My great-grandfather- I have heard great stories about him from family members on my dad’s side. I was pretty young when he passed away, and I wish I could have spent more time around him.
12. What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
Jackson: Placing third at Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona during my u15 season.
13. If your life was made into a movie, what actor would you want to play you?
Jackson: Will Ferrell
14. What is one thing you cannot live without?
Jackson: My friends and family. Both support me with everything that I do.
15. What is the best vacation you ever took?
Jackson: Every year we go to Hilton Head Island and I have a great time with my cousins and family on the beach.
16. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Jackson: I see myself graduated from college and pursuing a career that combines my interests in biomedical engineering and neuroscience. I also see myself coaching young, aspiring hockey players.
17. Feel free to write anything you want in this section, a note to your parents, current teammates, coaches or anything you would like to say that wasn’t answered in the questions.
Jackson: I would like to thank all of the great teammates that I’ve had the opportunity to play with throughout my hockey career. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of a lot of great teams and organizations throughout my playing career. I am especially thankful for my Mars teammates and coaches accepting me onto the team for my senior year, and I look forward to what the rest of this season holds. Finally, I would like to thank my parents for all that they have sacrificed for me to play the game I love. Without them, I would not be the hockey player or person I am today.
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