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Academic All-Star: Looking for new challenges in college

Staff Writer
The Examiner
Jacqueline Wilson

Name: Jacqueline Wilson

High school: Blue Springs South

Class rank: 4

Academic honors: Commended Scholar status from National Merit, honor roll for a 4.0 GPA or above each year, Outstanding Orchestra member twice, National Honor Society.

Major extracurricular activities: Varsity cross country and track and field, co-president in the Modern Language Club, Chapter Leader in the Youth Advisory Council.

Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?

My most inspirational teacher was Mr. Nathan Dorsch, my AP physics teacher, because he had so much patience with me and always believed in me even when I didn't. He pushed me to succeed but was also always there to listen to me and laugh with me. He's gone above and beyond in the two years I've had him as a teacher and just feel so grateful that I was his student.

Where will you be attending college, and why did you pick that school?

I will be attending Truman State University in the fall because it's where I felt most comfortable, but also where I would still be challenged academically. I've already talked to so many of my future classmates and just can't wait to get to know them and my professors better!