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Student Spotlight: Libby Joson '18

Sophomore Libby Joson is passionate about music and shares her beautiful singing voice with the Crusader community. She is a member of Scecina's Advanced Chorus, which performs at the annual Sacred Music Concert as well as the winter and spring concerts at Scecina. 

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award. This week the Spotlight focuses on Libby Joson, Class of 2018.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Halfway through her sophomore year at Scecina Memorial High School, 15-year-old Libby Joson is focused on living a balanced life.

“My biggest challenge is keeping up with my AP classes and my activities, being well rounded” she says. It is a challenge she has faced with grace and maturity. Libby’s work ethic, dedication, and commitment to success have resulted in numerous achievements and accomplishments.

Libby pushes herself toward academic excellence by enrolling in a variety of high-level courses. This semester alone she is taking three Honors classes -- Latin, English and Algebra II -- and two Advanced Placement classes, World History and Psychology (her favorite!). She maintains a 4.19 grade point average and is ranked in the top five for the Class of 2018. Libby received the President’s Academic Excellence Award during her freshman year, and she will once again be honored with this award in the spring. She is also a two-time Scecina Scholar Athlete.

Away from the classroom, Libby participates in a variety of co-curricular programs. She earned a varsity letter as a member of the girls tennis team last spring, and she currently is conditioning with Coach Angie Therber in preparation for the upcoming 2016 season. Libby continues to support tennis at Scecina during her off-season by acting as the student manager for the boys team each fall.

In addition to athletics, Libby represents Scecina by acting as a Student Ambassador. In order to become a Student Ambassador, candidates must be in good academic standing, display good character and leadership skills, and complete the application process. As an ambassador, she represent Scecina Memorial High School at events such as New Student Orientation and the annual Fall Open House. They also act as hosts to Future Crusader shadow students, and volunteer at partner school events.

Libby is passionate about music, and she often shares her beautiful singing voice with the Crusader community. She is a member of the Advanced Chorus, which performs at the annual Sacred Music Concert, as well as the winter and spring music concerts at Scecina. She has participated in the school’s spring musical for the past two years. As a freshman she was cast as an ugly step-sister in Scecina’s production of Into the Woods. This year she will be featured in Disney’s Tarzan: The Musical.

With her rigorous academic schedule and co-curricular commitments, Libby doesn’t have much down time. She enjoys reading as a way to relax. Her favorite book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. The book is set in modern-day Afghanistan, during the reign of the Taliban, and tells the story of a mother and daughter, depicting the roles of females in Afghan society. It is a poignant tale for Libby, who believes strongly in the fair treatment of all people and would go on a crusade for equal rights and the end of world hunger.

Libby is the daughter of Jennifer Joson, a hospice nurse, and Romeo Joson, an Indianapolis police officer. She is a 2014 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Scecina East Deanery partner school.

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