University: Rogue Community College
Major: Graphic Design
Scholarships Received from JCEF: Local scholarships from the Grants Pass Rotary Club, Kerby Belt Lodge and College Dreams. I am so grateful for them.
Why I chose RCC: Originally SOU was my first choice, but since my parents were going to move back to my home state of Idaho, I was going to attend Boise State University. However due to some moving complications, I am attending R.C.C until that all gets sorted out, which is fine because I’ll be attending a place where I’ll have many friends.
Experiences that impact my career and education direction: Playing video games, watching cartoons, and drawing my whole life has made me want to become part of that world myself, especially if I could create my own.
Why this career objective is a good fit: I’m told I am an amazing artist by both my peers and by elders. I am often on the computer and enjoy working in groups and this career lets me do both of those things.
Volunteer work that set me on this career path: As a volunteer project for my high school, I designed some shirts but nothing paid quite yet.
What I learned through participation in these activities: I developed strong leadership skills and was able to work together well as a team with others while under the pressure of deadlines.
Current college activities, clubs, or sports: None at the moment, but I’m sure I’ll join some soon.