December 24th, 2015

20 Questions with Dara Jackson

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Dara Jackson
Dara Jackson is the lone senior on the Presentation basketball team / file photo

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Dara Jackson

Age: 17

Current school: Presentation Academy

Current Sports playing: Basketball and track and field 

Parish/grade school attended:  St. Stephen Martyr

GPA:  3.91

Colleges considering or attending: University of Louisville

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? For basketball, it is winning All-A region last year and for track, it is being region champion for pole vault and going to state the past three years and placing seventh.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Panera or Chick-fil-la

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? "See you again" – by Carrie Underwood

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I actually don't have someone.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." (Coach Carter)

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? It helps me in games and practices knowing God is watching over me.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Ariel from The Little Mermaid

8. All-time favorite board game? The Game of Life

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? iPhone

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Highland Morning.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show?  Bachelor/Bachelorette

12. What is your greatest fear? Heights

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My positivity.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Oreos with peanut butter.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? It would probably be sometime in the morning around 10 a.m. (on a weekend) because the day is just getting started and I eat breakfast which is my favorite meal.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Deej or DJ. My friends gave them to me.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Hand in Hand Ministries.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I like to sing.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would go forward in time so I could see what my life is like in the future and make sure that I am happy.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask?

Susan B. Anthony. What inspired you?

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