2016-17’s eleventh installment of “Meet Your Panthers” features two more Senior student-athletes in Jamir McKenzie and Shania Dickson. Jamir has been a four-year member of the Panther basketball program while also maintaining a 3.1 GPA. Meanwhile, Shania has participated in cheerleading and is a regular with the athletic department’s community service projects.
Photos courtesy of Zyria McClam.
What is your favorite sport and athlete?
JM: My favorite sport is basketball and my favorite athlete is is Russell Westbrook.
SD: Basketball is my favorite sport and Kevin Durant is my favorite player.
What is your favorite class and teacher?
JM: My favorite teacher is Mr. Collins. His class is challenging and he pushes us to learn.
SD: Mr. Gerken is my favorite teacher. He makes sure everyone is on task and he always keeps us straight.
Who is the most influential person in your life? Why?
JM: My Dad is the the most influential person in my life because he pushes me to be the best man I can be every day.
SD: My Mom is the most influential person in my life. Due to her health, she is not able to do as much as she wants but she always tries her hardest and stays positive.
What is your favorite Meal?
JM: Steak and potatoes.
SD: Hot wings and fries.
What is your favorite athletic event memory?
JM: My favorite memory is when I scored my first bucket in varsity basketball.
SD: Every Friday night when the football team runs through the banner and they have so much energy that it just runs through to us and gets us ready for the night.
What is your plan after graduating?
JM: I plan to attend college.
SD: After graduation, I plan to major in Nursing and hopefully go on to Med School to become an OB/GYN.
What is the best part of LCHS?
JM: The people and the respect I receive from them.
SD: The people! Everyone makes you feel welcome and the teachers make you feel like anything is possible.
How do you want Panther fans to remember you?
JM: As a hardworking, blue collar guy.
SD: As the girl who always had a smile on her face.