Athletic Epidemic: About 130 athletes, representing most of Highland High School's sports programs, took advantage of free physicals at Dr. George Jackson's office on Wednesday, July 25. Students are required to have physicals before they can participate in any Rebel sport. Dr. Jackson's staff checked the athletes' height, weight, blood pressure and pulse, and listened to heart and lungs -- giving special attention to discovering any heart issues. Parents were also given the opportunity to list any concerns about their child's health on the sign-up form. Highland coaches were on hand to help ensure the process went smoothly.