CAYCE, S.C. — Jackson Allen has been competing in archery since the sixth grade.
Now a senior at Brookland-Cayce High School, Jackson has become a mentor not just to his BC teammates but also to students in the Cayce area.
Brookland-Cayce archery head coach Robin Walsh says Jackson takes time to go to the area elementary and middle schools to eat lunch with students, all in an effort to provide another role model that can call on for questions or help.
At Brookland-Cayce, Jackson has a 3.5 grade point average but college is not in his plans. He will enlist in the Navy where he hopes to one day be a fighter pilot. Jackson joked that he has seen Top Gun one too many times perhaps. But the discipline that has made him an outstanding student and archer will no doubt help him in his next great adventure.