Leah Jacobs dominates the competition on the court, and in the classroom? "It's the same story, to be honest. I'm just a really competitive person," says Leah's Volleyball Coach Mary Hine
"I think she raises the bar for all of us not only her peers, but even me as an instructor," says Leah's AP Biology teacher Myron Blosser
Leah is competitive in everything and academics; I would say there are more athletics, which is rare for an athlete at this level.
Leah is currently second in her class, and has never missed the A honor roll. She's also National Honors Society President, and has already earned college credits from several schools.
"She brings an energy to the classroom similar to what she brings on the volleyball court. It's an energy that brings people together, it’s an energy that allows people to be their best when they're around her," says Myron Blosser.
It's that energy that's lifted the Flames to 22 wins this season and counting.
"When you have a player like her on the court, it's a lot easier to get excited about the game- When she goes up and kills the ball, you're just like, wow! She knocks your socks off," says Mary Hine.
I like to be a leader, I like to set an example," says Leah.
And she has. Leah has set the school record for kills. She was on the state runner up team last season, and she also plays on a high-level club volleyball team.
"She's the dream athlete that you want to show up on your court," says Mary Hine.
"I want to be the student that I expect for myself, as well as be the athlete that I expect myself to be." says Leah.