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.
Posted on Tue, October 6, 2015
by Beth Murphy