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Best & Brightest: James Jacks, Silver Bluff High School

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Four years Varsity Football, Student Council, student body president, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, Varsity Soccer

AWARDS AND HONORS: Westpoint Leadership Award, Bad Dog Award for Most Outstanding Player, American Citizenship Award, Character Award, All-A Honor Roll, Carolina Regional USPC Equestrian Certification, Eagle Scout

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Boy Scouts of America, US Pony Club, and Sports Camp volunteer for vacation Bible school at Town Creek Baptist Church

COLLEGE/CAREER: James plans to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy majoring in biology with plans to attend medical school

OF NOTE: James enjoys working on his 1966 Ford Mustang.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “Students of all backgrounds relate to James and look to him as a leader. He has a naturally pleasant disposition, and he is able to garner support from both students and teachers. He regularly contributes to class discussions and has knowledge from a variety of subjects, which he is able to bring to the discussions. He is able to make connections that other students sometimes are unable to make.” – Patricia Powell, English Department chair, Silver Bluff High School

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