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Jenna Tilstra

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Her short brunette bob and glazed blue eyes are some of the beaming features that a stranger would recognize instantly. It’s Jenna Tilstra walking down the hallway. Her smile matches her well-dressed figure, both radiating in feminine personality and joy.

Jenna Leigh was born into the family of Bob and Barb Tilstra on March 22, 1994. Jenna became the eldest of her two other siblings, Jake and Joe. Living on a farm brings special pets into the family including her dog, Lady, and cats, Zumba and Shakira.

Jenna is attending classes in government, chemistry, business math and Novel II. This year as an involved student at Central Lyon Jenna has been involved in 4-H, choir, musicals, speech, and National Honor Society. She stores energy to pour into her passions of art, choir, and journalism. Any extra time will be spent reading, including her favorite book, “The Great Gatsby,” and watching television shows, “How I Met Your Mother” or “The Buried Life.”

Jenna wants to follow her dreams to Iowa State University to study design, hoping for a career in costume design. High school will blur into something in the past, but with more vivid memories of the Florida trip for band and choir and making new friends from surrounding schools. Fantasizing of a day to spend with anyone she could, Jenna would choose Jackie Kennedy and Shaun White. Jackie O’ was a really powerful, creative woman, and Shawn White is just a “stud,” claiming his fame to professional snowboarding and skateboarding. Any advice set to underclassmen would include, “You’re only young once.”

Written by Eloisa Robison