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Influential seniors: Jessi Howard

Jessi Howard: Varsity Cheerleading, Spirit Club co-president, SNHS president, Spanish Club co-president, NHS, FCA, Prom Commitee

Jessi HowardOn being president of three clubs:
It helped me learn that you can be a good leader without being bossy, and being a good leader is working with other people, rather than having them work for you.

On her favorite activity:
Varsity cheerleading. I don’t know what my life would have been like without it. It took up a lot of my time, and it’s something I love to do. It’s how I met most of my friends, so it changed my high school experience. Cheerleading made me get out of my shell. It didn’t change my personality, but it definitely made me less afraid to get in front of people and be who I am.

On how she surprised herself:
Five or six years ago, if you would have told me in a few years I would be standing by myself with a microphone in front of 2,000 people, there is no chance I would have believed you. At that time, I was in my own little world. There was no public speaking or coming out of my shell.

On being remembered:
I hope to be remembered as the person who lived high school without any regrets and made the most of her experience to the best of my ability and treated everybody with the most possible respect.

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    Mrs Joyce WoodsJul 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Jessi is a caring, loveable, terrific, personable young lady. This isn’t just her grandmother’s bias, her entire family agrees! ==grinning==
    Luv U, Jessi

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