Oaks’ Jackson Ross – Northeast Tech Athlete of the Month

By Ryan Stone

Jackson Ross is a senior at Oaks High School and is enrolled in the Visual Communications Program at Northeast Technology Center. Ross also plays football for Oaks and starts on the offensive and defensive line.

“It’s been a challenge season for us so far, but we lose as a team and win as a team,” said Ross, “I feel like individually I’ve played well and really have enjoyed the competition from other players and teams this season.”

Ross also competes on the weightlifting team and plays baseball for Oaks. He is also involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Jackson is in his second year in the Visual Communications class and speaks glowingly of the program.

“It’s a good program and it gives me an opportunity and I really like how Mrs. Myers runs the classroom and is teaching me a skill that I can use for life in the job force,” said Ross.

The program is a business class and teaches what to do in work environments and is all about being a positive example according to Ross. 

“One of the most valuable things I’ve heard in the class is if you’re going to say something to somebody make sure you look at them in the eye and say it from the heart,” said Ross.

Jackson has a 3.38 GPA in the classroom. He’s still exploring his options for the future, but he hopes to play college football. Five schools at the junior college and division two level have expressed interest in Ross so far. If that doesn’t work out, he’s considering joining the military or being a police officer.