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Meet Jessica Nixon, Rich East Stellar Student

Jessica Nixon, Rich East Stellar Student
Jessica Nixon, Rich East Stellar Student. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- This is another in a series of stellar students from "The Class of 2014" at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and space when needed.

Today’s student is Jessica Nixon.

Are you a Park Forest Resident? How long? At Rich East all four years?  Yes I have lived in Park Forest for about three years. I have only gone to Rich East for my junior and senior years. My first two high school years were at Rich Central.

What do you like most about Rich East? I like the teachers a lot. They’ve been dedicated and they really seem to care.

Activities/Athletics  participated in? Special awards?  Hobbies?  Volunteering?  I volunteered a bit with feeding the homeless. I draw, sing and write stories as well. I’m on Scholastic Bowl, Mathletes, Key Club and also National Honor Society

GPA/Class Rank: My GPA is a 3.963 and I am currently second in my class of 168.

ACT:  My ACT score was a 29.

Teacher{s} and/or coaches who have most inspired you: Mrs. (Cindy) Johnson and Ms. (Marisa) Ptak both have helped me with my English skills – very important. Ms. (Kathleen) Barratt is awesome at Calculus. She’s my favorite.

Areas met/exceeded in PSAE/AP Exams: I exceed in math, met and English, basically all of it. I received a 4 on the AP U.S. English Test and a 3 on the AP U.S. History Test. I will be taking four more AP tests in may; Calculus, physics, stats and English Literature.

College choice/major:  I plan on attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or Valparaiso University. I will major in accounting.

What music is replaying on your ipod, mpg3, or phone these days? My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold, The Pretty Reckless, and Die Antwoord. I love music.

Favorite TV Shows/Books? None really. My favorite video game is Fallout 3. I am on the interne usually.

Favorite junk foods? Coffee or tea? Healthy foods?  I hate coffee and tea. I’m a mere hot chocolate type of gal. I like the veggie burgers at Burger King. I’ve been a vegetarian for awhile.

Places that you’d most like to visit?  I would love to visit Germany and South Korea one day.

Where do you want to be in five years?  In ten years? I just want to be an accountant; to live a comfy life. Nothing crazy. Just … happy.

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