Student of the Week: Haleigh Jacobson, GJHS senior

Haleigh Jacobson

GPA: 3.5

After-school activities: The Orange & Black, Advanced Leadership Team, lacrosse, mock trial.

Favorite book: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Favorite TV show: “Glee.”

Favorite band or musician: Jack Johnson.

Parents: Jim Jacobson and Alison Bormann.

Personal hero and why: My grandma; she always brought out the best in those around her.

Preferred college: University of Colorado at Boulder.

Preferred career: Lawyer.

Greatest achievement so far: Being a member of The Orange & Black. It has led me to meet incredible people, attend journalism conventions across the country, win numerous photography awards, intern on a political campaign, and above all else, shown me what I’m passionate about.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Getting one of my photographs published in a major publication.


Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?

A: Advanced Placement Government and Comparative Politics has encouraged me to look at the overall picture and also realize how interrelated all governments are today.

Q: What do you do for fun when you’re not in class?

A: I love to hang out with my friends. Whether it’s going to yoga, sushi, or voyaging up to Grand Mesa for the weekend, we’re always having fun.

Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent ever gave you?

A: To make the best of every moment. You never know what’s going to happen next.

Q: What will you miss about your school after graduation?

A: I will miss the GJHS community. Junction is full of so many great students and faculty members who I will miss very much.

Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: After college I hope to attend law school and some day work with an international organization that works to promote democracy and freedom. It’s important to me to use my voice to help others who may not have one.

Q: If you could spend next summer anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: I would love to spend my summer in Greece and Italy. The history and culture are so rich and beautiful, not to mention I would come back with some really great pictures.


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