May 28, 2021
Hanson: Then after BSM, I went back home for a couple months, then I got accepted at the University of St. Thomas.
LeBlanc: My husband…made a few phone calls to St. Thomas, and because Angie had such good grades, she got a Presidential Scholarship to St. Thomas. So she went home for a year because it took a while to get everything straightened out. And then she came back here and lived on campus, but we were like her weekend family.
LeBlanc: She walked on to the St. Thomas track team, and she’s super coachable; she wound up a national champion. And so my whole family went to see her at the national meet in Iowa, where she won the long jump.
I worked in the media industry as a television producer for about 12 years; it’s one of my favorite careers that I’ve been in.”
— Ms. Andrette Hanson
LeBlanc: She studied communications at St. Thomas, and the whole time she was there she said she was going back to Jamaica to work.
Hanson: [After college,] I went back to Jamaica and worked in the media industry. So I worked in the media industry as a television producer for about 12 years; it’s one of my favorite careers that I’ve been in.
LeBlanc: [Seven years ago,] my daughter and I went to see Angie in action. We got to go to the capital city and see her cover the national track meet, which is like their Super Bowl. Usain Bolt shows up to that every year.