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Student Spotlight: Jackie Hurst '17



Junior Jackie Hurst is taking  the sequence of courses in Scecina's Biomedical Sciences  program with plans to attend medical school.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Like many other juniors, Jackie Hurst has her sights set on college and beyond. Taking full advantage of Scecina’s unique Biomedical Sciences program, Jackie is preparing for a future in medicine. She has narrowed down her college choices to Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Northwestern or Loyola and plans to major in pre-medicine. She then plans to pursue her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University.

While these might seem like lofty aspirations, Jackie is no stranger to dedication and hard work. She is a two-time President’s Academic Excellence Award honoree and a member of the National Honor Society. Jackie also is the president of the Scecina chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (H.O.S.A.), a national organization for students who are planning careers in the healthcare profession.

Jackie is equally dedicated to her activities away from school. She says, “Most people would be surprised to know that I am a level two black belt in karate, and I’m also an instructor.” And while balancing her school work with her passion for karate can be difficult, Jackie knows that she is learning important skills that will help her in the future, such as time management, self-discipline and perseverance.

Jackie and her mother, Angela, are members of Holy Spirit Parish. Angela works in the school office at Holy Spirit, which is one of Scecina’s longtime partner schools.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Adria Stein wrote:
As Jacqueline's great aunt-and long time supporter-I have had the pleasure of watching this young woman grow and evolve from a nervous 3 year old practicing karate at the Dojo, to witnessing her accomplishments, eventually becoming a Black Belt in the sport. All the while becoming a top notch student as well. I am very proud of Jacqueline and who she is becoming. My hope is that she can become a role model for other young people, and certainly for other young women. Keep up the good work Jacq!

Thu, October 8, 2015 @ 6:49 PM

2. Tim Lake wrote:
I have known Jackie for many years. What a great kid! She was a great student on my confirmation team a couple years ago! Jackie has a bright future ahead of her, keep up the hard work!

Tue, November 10, 2015 @ 12:49 PM

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