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Jason Slowey

What don't people know about you they might find interesting?

I was born with cancer, had it surgically removed when I was 2 and have been cancer-free since that time. Also, I was a top-five swimmer in the state of Oregon when I was 9 years old.

What's your role with the Black Tornado?

I'm a vocal leader. I am also the power player on the team. I am the one who is not afraid to talk to the referee.

— What's your personal highlight in sports?

This year in the first round of the OSAA state football playoffs against Milwaukie, I recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown (every lineman's dream).

If you could change something about high school sports, what would it be?

I would require random drug testing to eliminate athletes who choose to set a bad example for the kids who look up to us.

How do you feel about the pending restructuring of the Southern Oregon Conference?

It is unfortunate that we will no longer play some of our rival teams, but it is also exciting that there will be new competition.

What's your favorite school subject and why?

Math because it makes sense and it is easy to understand why an answer is correct.

If you could spend an hour with anyone, past or present, who would it be and why?

Dave Chapelle because I would be laughing the entire time.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

Working as an electronics engineer and maybe coming back to help coach Black Tornado football.

Jason Slowey is a junior forward on the North Medford boys basketball team.