Lions Clubs’ Student of the Month: Jackson Lesure

Jackson Lesure of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for June.

Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.

Parents: Marybeth and Whit Lesure

Student organizations, sports teams, activities, hobbies: Varsity basketball, Varsity Club and National Honor Society

What do you like most about school, why? I like being with my friends the most and getting to see them every day. Now that graduation is near, it’s really putting in perspective the fact that I shouldn’t take seeing them every day for granted because soon enough we’ll all be on different paths. It’s nice to go to a place every day with the classmates you’ve been with since the beginning,

What is your biggest challenge in school? The biggest challenge is finishing out senior year strongly. With less than a month left, it’s easy to fall behind and not do the work, especially math.

What is your favorite subject, and why? My favorite subject was French, although I didn’t take it my senior year. I liked it because of Madame Freese. She was one of the best teachers I have ever had. She helped me learn the language in an enjoyable way and she could always seem to brighten my day.

If you could change one thing about school, what would it be (and why)? I would do more “team-building” exercises that include all grade levels. This way the entire school throughout all the grade levels get a chance to connect with peers they may not have even known.

What characteristics do you believe a good teacher should possess? A good teacher should be hard on their students, demanding for their best and helping them to reach an academic level they’ve never been to before. At the same time developing personal relationships with the students and getting to know them, learning how the students work best, etc. It’s important to not be too hard or too nice, a good balance makes for a great teacher.

What goals did you hope to achieve during your high school days? Academically, as a freshman, I hoped to start off my high school career strong, and finish the same way as a senior. I didn’t want to fall behind and have regrets later on. Athletically, I wanted to win a state championship for boys’ basketball, which I had always dreamed of and, thankfully, it happened.

What do you hope to do in the future in terms of career, and why are you headed in that direction? I’m unsure of where I want my future to go. I’m still figuring out likes and dislikes about possible career paths. The most I can say is that I’ll likely major in business management in college.

What do you think it will take to be successful in the future? It’ll take hard work, dedication, and an open mind to anything because you never know if you like something until you try it.

What lesson have you learned while at Lake Region High School that will help you in the future? I’ve learned to never take anything for granted. I’ve been with my classmates for my whole life and now that’s coming to an end and soon we’ll be apart. I wish I had cherished the memories with my friends more than I had because with a blink of an eye things will be coming to an end.


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