Pictured: Iyanla “Ice” DeJesus (center) with parents Francisco and Amber DeJesus.
Congratulations to our KRKO Russell & Hill Female March 2019 Student Athlete of the Month Iyanla “Ice” DeJesus of Jackson High School. Ice is our only
two-time winner of the Russell & Hill Award, winning the honor last year when she was Ice Pennington. On her 18th birthday, Ice asked her step-dad
to adopt her, and that she would take his last name. And through all the tears, that’s what happened in mid-March. Meanwhile on the field, Ice continues
to dominate the Wesco 4A Softball diamond, pitching shutouts and perfect games and hitting multiple home runs, leading the defending State 4A Timberwolves
into the 2019 season. DeJesus will take her talents to the east coast next year, having accepted an athletic scholarship to play for the Coastal Carolina
University Chanticleers. Jackson Softball Coach is Kyle Peacocke.