Jasmine Mendoza, editor in chief/student journalist
Clairemont High School has a variety of academy choices, and Jasmine Mendoza was originally assigned to the Academy of Business while enjoying getting the experience to learn more about finance.

Being in Business not only gave Jasmine the opportunity to learn about the stock market, real estate, and entrepreneurship, it encouraged Jasmine to look more into her future.

Jasmine said, “Studying, doing classwork and homework, testing, doing what I can to give myself the best opportunities and working hard I want to also enjoy the time I have left because it goes by so fast and I want to take advantage of it while I can.”

To be able to graduate Jasmine needs a couple more credits which she is currently working on. Her plans after high school are to go to Grossmont College next year to pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse.

She said, “Although seniors are not able to have an Academy, having the experiences learning and making new friends was great. I’m going to be sad when I leave but also excited to see what the future holds for me.”   

As for after school activities, Jasmine decided not to play any sports but finds theatre and dancing exciting and fun. She is also very passionate towards art. Being in theatre class was a great way for her to practice speaking in a crowd and art has always been a way for her to show her talent.

“Ever since I was young I’ve always been a very shy person but theatre gave me the opportunity to show people how talented I am towards acting and being in the talent show in a crowd was a great experience,” she said.

Jasmine is the first born out of her other six siblings and will be the first in her family to attend college. Her family is very supportive of her decisions and is very proud of her.

“I grew up not knowing my biological father for years, (so) my mom was also my dad and she did the best she could. She is a strong woman and great mother.”

Every so often Jasmine has been volunteering at a Mid-City Pediatrics to help the nurses and the children in need and chooses to do this to get the experience and decide if she might want to become a nurse someday. Jasmine has been doing this for the past year and really enjoys it.

Jasmine said, “Every child has a dream of what they want to become someday, mine is becoming a nurse and helping the children in need.”

Volunteering at a clinic gave Jasmine a chance to see what it is like to be working with children as she wishes to do so someday. She wants to travel around the world and help as many children as possible.

Jasmine said, “A lot of people, if asked, would say they do not like their job, but I, however, would like to have the chance to have the future I want and be able to say I love doing my job working with children.”

 

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