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Athlete of the Month: Jackson winds up for varsity baseball

Every month, we recognize student athletes for their performance on the field. This month, we recognize freshman Bronson Jackson.

Although this may be his first year on the Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS) varsity boys baseball team, Jackson is not new to the diamond. With over a decade of baseball experience under his belt, he is swinging into high school sports with big plans. He aims to strengthen his baseball skills on the BCCHS team during his time in high school, while being equally committed to academics.

Q: What inspired you to start playing baseball and how long have you been involved?

A: My family and my parents. My dad played baseball in college and my mom played softball. I kind of just followed in their footsteps. I’ve played since I was four. About 11 or 12 years.

Freshman Bronson Jackson takes a break from workout training during baseball practice at Birmingham Community Charter High School on Feb. 28. (Maggie Simonyan)

Q: What team do you play for?

A: Aside from Birmingham, I play for the Perfect Game Baseball Association.

Q: What position do you play?

A: I pitch and I play infield.

Q: What days and times do you have practice?

A: Every day at two.

Q: How do you balance the responsibilities of being an athlete and your academic work?

A: I just try to get as much of the work done as I can as soon as possible. I try not to wait to do it later.

Q: What is your favorite memory while playing baseball? Why?

A: Probably this last summer when I played. We were playing in a bunch of tournaments that were all around the country. Also when I played with the USA team. It was just a really fun time.

Q: Do you plan on pursuing baseball throughout high school and beyond?

A: Yeah, I plan to continue playing.

Sports Editor Maggie Simonyan contributed to this story.

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Vanessa Morales
Vanessa Morales, Staff Writer
Vanessa Morales is currently in her junior year of high school. It is her first year on staff and she is a staff writer. She hopes to contribute her writing skills to the team, as well as learn how to improve. Outside of school, she loves to listen to music, read and spend time with family and friends.
Jazmine Valerio
Jazmine Valerio, Yearbook Editor
Jazmine Valerio is a senior and is in her second year as one of the Prestige Yearbook editors. While being a yearbook editor, she is also the 2023-2024 ASB Vice President. In Valerio’s free time, she enjoys reading, sewing, spending time with her family and friends and collecting stuffed animals. Valerio is looking forward to helping design the last yearbook of her high school experience and take part in the Leadership class.
Maggie Simonyan
Maggie Simonyan, Sports Editor
Maggie Simonyan is The Pearl Post Sports Editor and this is her first year on staff. She currently serves as the school Student Body President, National Honor Society President and is the founder of the non-profit organization Armenian Youth Education Aid. During her free time, she likes to read books, go on runs and perform Armenian dances. As a senior in high school, she is most looking forward to preparing herself for college and life beyond this year.
Jenny Marquez
Jenny Marquez, Social Media Editor
Jenny Marquez is this year’s Social Media Editor for The Pearl Post. This is her first year on staff and she’s beyond thrilled to see what awaits her this year. At school, she serves as the Secretary of the Class of 2026. She hopes to improve her journalism skills such as writing and photography this year. She loves listening to music and hanging out with her friends.
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