Triumphing over adversity earns CHS senior Youth of the Month Award

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 04:11 PM.

"I decided I wanted to do something about it," Jackie said.

She wanted to send a message to classmates about the hazards of texting and driving.

Academic achievement

Collaborating with the school's leadership class and former school resource officer Corp. Greg Porch, Jackie started a don't-text-and-drive campaign. It helped Jackie focus on the future and eased her through her losses.

"I still managed to keep my grades great," Jackie said. "I don't know how, but I did it."

Jackie is dual-enrolled at Northwest Florida State, where she maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She's been accepted in Florida State University's biological science program with an eye on a future medical career.

Dual enrollment was tough, she said.

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