By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Dexter senior dancer Jordan Dicks has a kick for life. She is on the Dance Team.
She is a Senior Captain (second year as captain). In school she is Student Council President and a Leo’s Club President.
“My favorite memory from almost all four years is going to nationals in February and seeing all of our hard work throughout the season pay off,” Jordan said. “And to see how much we’ve grown as a team and as individuals since the beginning of the season.”
“Another memorable experience was getting to dance at the home football games for all four years of high school. My favorite game has to be the game that Dexter finally broke their losing streak my junior year! Watching the student section go crazy and to just see how excited the team was, it was very rewarding!”
One of her favorite teachers throughout high school was her speech teacher, Mrs. McDonnough and her IB Psychology teacher, Mrs. Stahl. Both inspired her to take risks in and out of the classroom and to become more confident in her abilities. Through my most stressful times, I was able to go to both for advice and guidance without judgment.
She has had many good memories especially of her coach. “Over my four years of high school dance team, my favorite coach has been Leah Barrett. She was my coach during my sophomore and junior year. Going into my sophomore year, the team lacked an immense amount of confidence,” she added. “The positive transition that our team had that year was immensely due to her constant drive to push us towards greatness. Every member of the team really benefited from it, especially me. My confidence as a team member and as an individual increased. Her support in everything that I did meant so much to me. She always wanted to see her students thrive and she always put us first.”
She would like to attend University of Michigan or Penn State (undecided at this time) and is thinking of majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience (Pre-med track).
In dance, and life in general, I want to be the happiest I can be when doing something,” she said. “Personal “success” comes from the rewarding feeling of doing what you love and pushing yourself to never be complacent.”
Her dad Scott Dicks and mom Raquel Dicks she said has been the most supportive people in her life. Regardless of what she does and they always have her back and love her unconditionally.
She has one brother, Zack Dicks.
Advice to younger athletes is strong: “My advice to younger athletes would be to enjoy every minute that you have playing your sport with the people you love. It goes by so fast, so always live in the moment and never take it for granted,” she said.