Bears News · Boys Athlete of the Month: May 2019


Boys Athlete of the Month: Jaren Jackman

As a Tennis player, Jaren always keeps his cool.  He is one of the most level headed players I’ve coached over the years.  His poise allows him to frequently shift momentum his
way, as other players get riled.  Jaren also steadies his partner in doubles by keeping calm and focused.  Tennis often brings the best and worst of an athletes emotions out.  With
Jaren you knew that he would be solid. As a team captain, and only senior this year, he helped shape the young player’s identity into keeping a steady practice habit.  Every player on the team looked to his example.

As a coach he is exactly what Bear River High School envisions in leaders. Jaren is a wonderful student in the classroom.  He keeps his academic priorities close and never once lost sight of his role as a player. To play four years of tennis and keep high priorities shows his character.  He is an outstanding person who balances kindness and humor to lift those around him.  He will find great things ahead as He applies the lessons learned developing his skills.

Ken Oxborrow
Head Boys Tennis Coach
Bear River High School

Jaren has been one of those students that is involved in so many things in addition to tennis. He has been in the band and choir and many of the service clubs in our school. While doing all these things he has taken a very difficult load of the upper division and college classes and was able to maintain a 3.945 GPA. He was able to do this because he has an incredible work ethic. He developed this work ethic as he worked alongside his Dad, putting in and fixing sprinkler systems. I have watched him progress in tennis and have been amazed at the progress he has shown. The biggest reasons for this progress is the fact that he works incredibly hard and is so coachable and the ultimate team player, always looking out for his teammates first. I reflect on a saying, “If you’re going to do a job you might as well do it right.” This epitomizes Jaren in whatever he does.

When he was in my class he always went the extra mile and did not only quality work but usually more than was asked. He is one of those students that doesn’t do the right things for recognition or praise but rather just because it is the right thing to do. Jaren will be another one of those students that will be very successful in life! I wish him all the best!

Sincerely,
Van Park
Athletic Director
Bear River High School

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