Posted on September 11, 2018
Slade Hicks, Senior at West Jones High School, was chosen as a South Central Sports Medicine Scholar Athlete. Slade plays football at West Jones and cycles competitively. After High School, Slade plans to attend Jones County Junior College and finish at Mississippi State with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Slade looks up to his dad who is the hardest worker he knows. This quote by his dad has helped him with sports his entire life. “If we’re going to do something, we’re going to do it the right way.” Slade one day hopes to meet Danny Maeaskill who rides mountain bikes for Red Bull. Slade’s advice he gives to younger athletes is to persevere through the difficult times because the reward is greater in the end.
South Central Sports Medicine presents the 2018-19 Class of Scholar Athletes. Senior Athletes were selected by Athletic Directors of their respective schools. Athletes were selected based on their leadership on and off the playing field, their attitude of sportsmanship and grade point average. South Central Sports Medicine congratulates each athlete for their dedication to their sport and their school.