From going to state volleyball to working at the race track, Jenessa Herman is one active senior this year. Her tremendous schedule includes volleyball, softball, and golf, plus track and basketball for only her freshman year. She also has had three years on Student Council, earning the top spot of president for the 2015-2016 school year. She has been a member of TATU for four years, was vice president last year and is president this year. She has also been a four-year member of International Club, is involved in robotics club, and has been in the school musicals the last two years, and heads the Back Pack Program this year. She is also this year’s Miss Rock Rapids. Outside of school she is equally busy participating in the United Methodist Church where she works as a preschool and kindergarten Sunday school teacher, and attends Third Avenue Youth Group. In school her schedule is as expected by now… full. She is taking calculus, single survival, journalism, psychology, government, economics, Spanish, human anatomy, and college composition.
Alongside a long list of activities is a long list of favorites. For example, her favorite movie is “The Longest Ride,” her genre of music is a tie between country and Christian. Her most enjoyed color is pink, her favorite book is “19 Minutes,” her favorite TV show is “Criminal Minds.” She enjoys history and psychology class, and the food she most often craves is three cheese chicken penne. Without a doubt, her favorite type of animal is cats.
Looking forward, she is going to pursue a career in nursing; however, she has not yet chosen which college will be lucky enough to have her in attendance. In ten years she hopes to have a steady career in said nursing field and hopes to have a family started by then.
Looking back through her extensive high school career, Jenessa’s favorite moment was making history in volleyball by making it to state. She also remembers lettering in volleyball, basketball, track, golf, and softball while also receiving numerous one ratings at speech competitions, she would tell incoming high schoolers, “Don’t be scared of the upperclassmen. We have all been in your shoes once in our lives. Be yourself.”
Her family, who supports her through her busy schedule is her dad Steve, her mom Laurie, her sister Bailey, and her brother Nathan. If she could go back and spend a day with anyone in the world, she would spend a day with her grandpa, simply so she can see him again.
~written by Danny K