Reporter Athlete of the Week: Jacquelyn Gaither

Tahoma High School’s Jacquelyn Gaither, dance, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for Dec. 28.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: We the People — AP Government

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Listening to music, choreographing

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: Pre: Carpool, coffee and music on the bus; Post: Dinner with the team to reflect

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “I’m Not Racist,” by Joyner Lucas

From the Sideline

“Jackie is an amazing leader, extremely creative and an outstanding performer. She knows the right things to say to motivate and encourage her teammates. She leads her team by teaching them choreography, creating work outs, and demonstrating proper technique. She also takes time to choreograph extra routines for the team to perform. Her attitude while performing is unmatched. She especially excels in hip hop. Jackie is a huge asset to the Tahoma Dance Team.”

— Coach Simone Odegard