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ACA’s Jenny Jackson Signs with Centenary College of Louisiana

Published:  May 10, 2017

SIGNING DAY AT ACA: Jenny Jackson is pictured with Coach Mike Romano (far left), mother Lisa Jackson, father Danny Jackson and Coach Lisa Arrowood.

Aucilla Christian Academy senior gymnast Jenny Jackson officially signed a national letter of intent to compete on the women’s gymnastics team at Centenary College of Louisiana on May 9, 2017 at ACA. Jackson is the daughter of Danny and Lisa Jackson of Monticello and has been a gymnast since age 4, coached by Lisa Arrowood and Mike Romano of Taylor Gymnastics in Perry.

Centenary is a Christian college, founded by the United Methodist Church and named one of America’s top colleges by the Princeton Review. “I’m really excited about experiencing the freshman Paris international education program,” said Jackson. “I also get to compete against Southeastern Conference teams and other teams like Arkansas, Iowa State, Air Force and will travel to Alaska for a meet every other year.”

This past year Jackson qualified to compete at the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Competition and was the Amateur Athletic Union State of Florida Floor Champion and last year’s National Champion.

At ACA, Jackson has been active in the following clubs and activities: Beta Club, Student Council, ACA Cheerleading Team, Living Waters Praise Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and ACA Ambassadors. She also took Advanced Placement courses as a junior and served as the senior class president and a homecoming representative.  

"We are so proud of Jenny and all of her accomplishments in gymnastics,” said Principal Richard Finlayson. “We appreciate that she is willing to use her God-given gifts and talents to serve and honor Him. We know that she will be a big success at Centenary."

Jackson follows in her brother’s footsteps as a collegiate athlete. Tyler Jackson competed at Thomas University on a baseball scholarship and is a 2012 ACA alumnus.  “We are so proud of Jenny and wish her luck as she takes on this new chapter in her life,” said her mom, Lisa.

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