Monday, October 5, 2009

Student Spotlight: Jocelyn Jones

Jocelyn Jones, a resident of Humboldt Park, is a 7th grader at Newberry Academy. She came to Cabrini Connections from Cabrini Green Tutoring Program, our sister program in Lincoln Park that provides after-school tutoring to 1st-6th graders. Jocelyn likes our program because you can come every day... and she almost does! She's here on Monday night for Art Club, Wednesday night for Writing Club, and Thursday night for one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

In Art Club, Jocelyn has been using watercolors to create pictures of Chicago; in Writing Club she has been working on vision boards for our 2009-2010 theme (Hope, Build, Believe, and Achieve); and at tutoring she has been getting to know her new mentor, Angie Berthelsen.

Jocelyn's favorite subjects in school are math and social studies. In social studies she has been learning about U.S. expansionism, including the Louisiana Purchase and the Texas Annexation. Jocelyn plays basketball, soccer, and is on student council at Newberry Academy. As she approaches the end of elementary school, Jocelyn has her sights set on admittance to one of Chicago's top high schools, such as Whitney Young, Walter Payton, Jones, Lane Tech, or Lincoln Park. But she's not stopping there. For college, Jocelyn would like to go to DePaul, Northwestern, UIC, or Loyola.

After that it may be on to medical school. Jocelyn wants to be a doctor when she grows up; either a veterinarian or a pediatrician. She also dreams of being a fashion designer.

Jocelyn likes to travel, too. She has been to California and Las Vegas to visit her family, but she would love to go to some place overseas, like Tokyo or Hong Kong. Perhaps a study abroad program in college will make her dreams come true!

In whatever Jocelyn decides to do, we know that she will be successful. We look forward to being a part of that success over the next six years and beyond. Congratulations on being in the spotlight, Jocelyn!

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