La Grange’s Jessika Jackson enters her senior year at Nazareth Academy already sure of her future plans to become a doctor after spending her summer attending a pre-med program at Harvard University. Jackson was nominated to the National Student Leadership Council which brings together high school students from around the world to experience what everyday life is like for members of their chosen professions. She spent her summer in the shoes of a medical student, attending lectures by Harvard professors, becoming Red Cross CPR Certified, studying medical ethics and even wearing a beeper for 2 a.m. calls.
“Even with all that going on, my favorite part of the program was the lecture about the need for medical practitioners because it inspired me even more to become a doctor and help those in need.”
Q. What are your post-high school plans?
A. I plan to double-major as a pre-med student and an international relations student with a minor in Spanish.
Q. What do you like to do on the weekends?
A. I love to wake up on Saturday mornings around 10 o’clock, get a nice breakfast, sit outside and read a book or invite friends for an early morning picnic. On Sundays I have church and work.
Q. What is your favorite class or favorite subject? Favorite teacher?
A. My favorite class is AP Biology taught by Mrs. Emmett, and my favorite subject is science.
Q. What is your favorite social media?
A. I love to use Tumblr because it allows for serious conversations and discussions about real issues in today’s world, but there is also a lighter side that allows you to get a good laugh just by switching blogs.
Q. What is one thing someone wouldn’t expect to know about you?
A. I believe even my closest friends don’t know that on the inside I’m actually very shy. I am able to overcome it with the motto, “If you do not break out of your shell, you will never see the world.”
Q. What is your favorite thing about Nazareth Academy?
A. My favorite thing about Nazareth Academy is the school pride every student shows. Whether it be a sports event or a service trip, students are always proud to boast about attending Nazareth Academy. Let’s be honest, there’s a lot to be proud about.
Q. What is your favorite sports team?
A. The futbol team, Real Madrid.
Q. What is the one website you that you must visit every day?
A. I absolutely have to go on Edline every single day.
Q. What is your favorite TV show?
A. My favorite show right now is “Teen Wolf,” but “The Strain” is a close second.Tags: Nazareth Academy Student Focus