Fairland’s Makayla Jackson – Northeast Tech Athlete of the Month

By Derrick Smith

Northeast Tech is a school that allow students to get hands on training and preparation for their future career while they are still in high school. Makayla Jackson says that she is thankful that she is able to take advantage of it. “It is truly a blessing to be able to have the opportunity to go to a vocational school and get the certifications that they offer,” she said. “They make sure you are dependable and making sure you have all of the skills you need in your future workplace.”

Jackson is a senior at Fairland High, where she plays fastpitch and slowpitch softball. She also attends Northeast Tech in Afton, where she is taking Health Careers – Phlebotomy.  “It is something that I have always wanted to do since I was a kid.”

When she is not studying phlebotomy, Makayla is usually practicing or playing softball. “The things I enjoy most about softball are being able to spread the word of Jesus as I play with my teammates,” she said. “I also really enjoy how unpredictable the game of softball is.”

Jackson’s favorite softball moment came during a softball tournament.  “Our slowpitch team lost a game in a tournament and we went into the loser’s bracket,” she recalled. “The next day, we came back and won six games to win the tournament championship.”

The future is already lined out for Jackson. “After I graduate high school, I want to get a good job as a phlebotomist. Eventually, I want to have my own family and far and just make the most of life.”