A+ Athlete: A'breon Jackson, Hugo

This week's A+ Athlete is A'breon Jackson from Hugo High School.

A'breon does it all. She's president of her class, a member of the yearbook staff, national honor society and youth advisory board. She's also ranked sixth in her class and is a certified nursing assistant that works at Choctaw Memorial. And to add the cherry on top, A'breon was Homecoming Queen as well.

"You'll get somewhere in life when you have your academics," Jackson said. "That comes first before anything else in school, you have to take care of your academics."

"Her ability to balance things and do as many things as she can, is her willingness to work hard," History teacher Danny Groat said. "That's something you don't see in every student."

A'breon is just as accomplished athletically. She's been a guard on the Lady Buffalo basketball team for four years, leading them to four district titles, two regional championships and two trips to the state tournament.

A'breon also runs track, earning medals in the 100 and 200-meter dashes as well as the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays.

"You have to do whatever it takes," Jackson said. "If that means working out on your own, during practices, during games, you have to give it your all. You can't pick and choose when you want to love the game, you have to give it 100-percent every time."

"She's a coach's dream," Basketball Coach Chris Scott said. "She's one of the hardest workers I have. Really dedicated, shows up early and leaves late. Just an ideal person for a coach to have."

After graduation A'breon plans on majoring in nursing. And that's why A'breon Jackson is this week A+ Athlete.