Lions Student of the Month: Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson of Bridgton has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for December.

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 savings bond.

Parents: Barry and Julie Johnson.

Activities: Drama, Choir, National Honor Society, Natural Helpers, Class president.

Community activities: Helped out at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen; have been an elf every December at the Stevens Brook Elementary School Santa’s Workshop; and was part of the Lake Region Community Theater production of Hello, Dolly!

Hobbies: Performing in any way, shape or form.

Future plans: College (hopefully in Boston) to get my Ph.D. and then become a psychologist.

Schools applied to: Northeastern, Harvard, Clark, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke, Wheaton, Bowdoin, Simmons, Boston College and the University of Maine at Orono.

What is your favorite class? I enjoy photography because it doesn’t require much thinking, unlike my other classes, and it’s a way for me to creatively express myself.

What is your toughest class? My toughest class is AP Calculus because it’s an extremely challenging course with a hefty workload.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I keep track of my time and make “To Do” lists constantly. Weekends are when I get a majority of my work done.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? The social aspect of school: everyone’s trying to fit in and losing who they really are in the process.

Who has inspired you educationally? Ms. (Eleanor) Botka, my middle school gifted teacher. She inspired me educationally because she always challenged me and pushed me to do my best.

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