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Athlete of the Week: Emma Mason

Emma Mason, a Swainsboro native, loves the time she has spent at the Emanuel County Institute. The daughter of Tim and Stefanie Mason of Swainsboro, she has attended ECI since she was in sixth grade. Throughout her time in school, she has grown to love running track.

“In my career, I have run track at both the middle school and high school levels,” said Mason. “I qualified for the GHSA state track meet during my ninth and 10th grade years, finishing fifth in high jump both years. I began my junior track season with a great start, setting my personal best high jump record of 5 feet at the first and only track meet of the season. Unfortunately, my junior season was cancelled due to COVID-19. I just competed at the GHSA Division 3A Public School Region Track Meet, where I finished as the female high point champion. I placed first in high jump and triple jump, second in 100m hurdles, and my 4x1 relay team also finished second. All four of my events qualify for sectionals.”

Mason loves her sport and strives to do her best and to be a good example for others on the team to look up to. “I love this sport because I grew up doing it,” she said.

Apart from being a student athlete at ECI, Mason plays a huge in helping out in her community. She helps out with Weekend Blessings, a backpack program where food is sent home with students who have insecure homes. One project with Weekend Blessing that Mason has helped with is the “Peanut Butter War.” This was a competition between all of the schools in Emanuel County to see who could raise the most peanut butter for the Weekend Blessings Program. Mason has been a helping hand for Weekend Blessings the past five years.

After graduation, Mason plans to attend Georgia Southern University, and to follow her dreams of becoming an athletic trainer.

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