Island Inhabitants: Claire Jackson


Maegan Lester, Writer

“I was in gymnastics for about 10 years. The most difficult thing about it is the balancing of my schedule and taking time out of my life. I went to the gym for about 6-10 hours a week. I stayed in paragould until 8 o’clock at night, had to drive home and had homework to do on top of that. The easiest and best thing about gymnastics is getting to escape school. I would always look forward to leaving school early to go to gymnastics. For the time I’ve been in gymnastics I’ve qualified for state 3 years in a row, qualified in regionals and competed in Colorado. Those were my biggest achievements. My favorite thing to do is the bars and the beam. I miss being in gymnastics and working out all the time, but I still have cheer.”