GREENSBORO, N.C — A Thomasville teen is one of the best figure skaters in the state. Jessica Tran is 13-years-old and can remember when she first started skating.
“I was like 3 or 4-years-old and my mom watched skaters on TV and I wanted to be just like them, so my mom took me here for group ice. When I stepped on the ice I just wanted to learn more,” explains Jessica, a competitive figure skater.
Jessica is proving she’s tough on the ice and in life.
Last year around this same time her dad had a stroke. He’s still in the hospital.
“I know at times things are on her mind but she doesn’t let it get to her and she pushes through. I know this sport is tough even in the best of situations. It’s tough for a family to shoulder the expense,” explains Lance Travis, Jessica’s coach.
Jessica has been in the big competitions and proven she has the skills.
“She is the best single skater I have taught,” says Travis.