Jessica will graduate from the Utica Academy for International Studies, a four year International Baccalaureate Program. She is a National Merit Finalist and a member of the Macomb County All-Academic Team. Last summer, she organized the UAIS 5K for Alzheimer’s, which was able to raise $1131 for the Alzheimer’s Association. She considers another of her greatest accomplishments to be her extended essay, a 4000 word research paper on the development of the United States to become an influential global power.
Jessica runs cross country and track for her home school, Stevenson High School. In cross country, she has been All-County, All-Conference, and All-Region, has helped her team achieve two county championships and has worked to a personal record of 18:19 for 5K. She would like to thank her teammates and her coach, Mr. Kevin Hanson, for supporting her every day.