Have you ever been around anyone that seems to know something the rest of the world doesn’t? It’s almost as if they see what lies ahead and they like what they see. These people are different. I’m not sure if it it because they are just more intelligent than the rest of us, or they just don’t see the limitations that the rest of us see. This week’s Warehouse 3Nineteen Student Athlete of the Week seems to have something within himself that most people search their whole lives for. He seems at peace. He is highly intelligent, and has made a tremendous impact on Jasper High School in a very short amount of time. I watched him teach a math lesson to his classmates this week, and he has a way of being the smartest guy in the room, but making everyone else feel as if they are. He’s a difference maker, and he makes those around him better because he is a part of them. We are proud to have Jacob Danner as a student at Jasper High School, and even prouder to recognize him as this Week’s Warehouse 3Nineteen Student Athlete of the Week.
Jacob is the son of Jason and Stephanie Danner. He is a Senior football player, and is a member of the BETA and MAC Clubs on campus. He currently carries a 4.0 Grade Point Average, and currently has a 22 on the ACT. Jacob is also very active in his church’s youth group.
Jacob’s future plans include attending Bevill State Community College, where he plans to take part in an internship with Mercedes Benz, that would prepare him for a career in the automotive industry.
His favorite memory while at Jasper High School took place “walking out with my family on Senior Night, and winning a 5A Region 7 Championship”. When he thinks about his time here as a student athlete, he says that he will miss “being able to play football at Jasper, my teammates, and coaches” most of all when his time here is over.
Each student athlete has advice that they can offer younger student athletes, and Jacob is no different. If he could offer any advice to a younger athlete that might could help them in their daily walk, he says, “work hard, and keep education first”. This is great advice from a very mature young man.
When asked what teachers have had the greatest impact on his life, Jacob mentioned Mrs Black, Mrs Blanton, Coach Brown, and Mrs Bradford as his greatest influences. He says, “Each one of these teachers took time to help me, and each one encouraged me to do the best that I can do”. Jacob was also given the opportunity to thank someone who has had a great impact on his life. Without hesitation, he would like to thank his brother “for always pushing me to be the best and my parents for encouraging me and believing in me”.
We would like to thank Jacob for the impact that he has made on our school, and also for the class in which he carries himself both on and off the field of play. Thanks to Warehouse 3Nineteen for recognizing Jacob for his achievements in the classroom and in our community. Go by and see our good friends at Warehouse, and don’t forget to tell them how much you appreciate that Student Athlete of the Week Articles.