Thatcher

By Travis Sloat

Bringing three young men through the Yukon school system has provided Michelle Jarrett with plenty of opportunities for volunteering her time — opportunities she has taken full advantage of.

“For football, I’ve been involved in the QB Club since our oldest was in middle school in 2001,” Jarrett said. “I served as secretary for a few years, and also served as president in 2017 and 2018. Currently, I have helped coordinate our Adopt a Miller program for the football players and I help on game day with whatever is needed.” 

Jarrett’s youngest child is a senior at Yukon and for her, it doesn’t get any better than seeing her children — biological and their teammates — grow up.

“It’s all about community,” she said. “I’ve made some good friends through volunteering and I really enjoy supporting the players and watching them grow into adults. There’s nothing like watching them compete and doing what they love. We’ll continue to be involved after Pacey graduates. There’s simply nothing like it.

“One more thing,” she added. “It might sound sappy, but I remember the parents who supported me when I was involved in activities in high school, and they impact they had on me. If I can have that same impact on one student, it’s worth it.”

In what little free time she has, Jarrett said she loves watching football, attending OSU sporting events, grilling and baking, attending concerts and hanging out with friends and family whenever she can. She said if you’re on the fence about volunteering at your local school, it’s an easy choice to make.

“I’ve never had someone tell me they regretted volunteering,” she said. “I’ve had several share their regrets for waiting until it was too late to get involved. It’s truly a ‘bucket filler.’”

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