February/March 2007 Cover Girl
Jackie understands that things can change in the blink of an eye, and treasures her time at Desert Vista High School by exploring her many interests. She is a member of STAND, a club which works to end the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Jackie has also joined the radio club to stay up to date on current events in school and the community. Without a particular eagerness to begin sports at an early age, Jackie joined the Lacrosse team last year, playing mid-field. She prefers club sports as “they are more about having fun and giving everyone a chance to play. You don’t have to be a superstar athlete by the age of five to make it on a club team.”
Raised by a mother who studied to become a professional dancer in Korea, and a father from South Dakota who works for a printing company, it is easy to understand how Jackie’s interests vary. Music, art, and anything that allows for creativity, however, are forever a part of who Jackie is and who she wants to become. After teaming up with a friend who runs a clothing printing company, Jackie began to recognize her ability to create hand drawn designs for one of kind graphic t-shirts. She has had the opportunity to design shirts for local bands as well as fellow members of STAND.
After taking art history with Mr. Mendia at Desert Vista, Jackie is seriously considering it as a major in college. With a passion to help kids discover their own unique gifts, Jackie recently volunteered at her former school, Akimel A-al Middle School, as a counselor to 8th grade girls at a three-day Humanities gathering held at Camp Pearlstein. Although she is not able to decide whether her favorite movie is The Princess Bride or the Asian film The Eye, Jackie is sure about the music she likes, and is happy to share her all time top five bands and some songs worth checking out:
1. Clear Static: Love Rockets
2. The Get-up Kids: Oh Amy
3. Andrew McMahon: Walking By
4. Cobra Starship: You Can’t be Missed If You Never Go Away
5. Saves the Day: What Went Wrong
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