By Derrick Smith
Jaci Weber is a senior at Freedom Public Schools. She says that as a student at a small-town school, she has been able to enjoy things that she may not have been able to had she been at a larger school.
“Being in a small school has given me opportunities to be a good basketball player and qualify in the shot put,” she said. “But it takes a lot of dedication and energy on my part to be successful. My sister, Linsy Weber, has been my motivation to keep working hard. She has been a really good basketball player and a sister. And when her entire world was crumbling right over her, she still seemed to have a smile on her face.”
Jaci plays the post on the basketball court for the Lady Eagles while as a member of the track team, she throws the shot put and discus. Throughout her career, she has had some great moments, but she says that there is one that stands out as her favorite.
“I was chosen to be co-captain for my senior year,” she said. “It was a really great feeling to be recognized.”
Beating a team that you enjoy going up against is always a fun thing, but Jaci says that they were not able to do that this season.
“We have always been neck and neck with Aline-Cleo,” she said. “In one game, we went into two overtimes. But this year our schools joined, and we were all on the same team. I have some great teammates, but a sophomore named Katy does not get the credit she deserves. She is a very hard worker and has problems with ball-handling. She has a hard time when she is under pressure but that will be something to work on and get better at.”
Along with sports, Weber is also a member of the Academic Bowl, yearbook, Future Farmers of America, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.