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Jackson Englund: Senior Spotlight

What a Grade Level did you start at The First Academy? 

First grade

 

What were the reasons you or your Parents chose The First Academy? 

A good, Christ-centered education.

 

Are you involved in extracurricular activities? If so, what are they and have you received awards in these activities? (These can be affiliated with TFA or outside of school) 

Music and Theatre. I recently won Best in Show for my Solo musical at District Thespian competition. I also recently won First Place in the musical theatre category of the NATS competition.

 

Which colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far?

I have applied to Lee University and Florida State so far and I have been accepted to Lee.

 

What do you plan to study in college and what are your long-term career goals?

Music, and to be a musician.

 

Have you received any college scholarships? If so, which ones? (Or, which ones are you currently nominated for)

I have received the Presidential Scholarship at Lee University for SAT scores.

 

Who are some of your favorite TFA teachers, and why? These can be K4-12.

Ms. Damron, who made APUSH so much fun, as well as Mrs. McWilliams, Mrs. Headley, and Mr. Snyder for being such great
leaders in the fine arts.

 

In one sentence, what did being a student at The First Academy mean to you?

TFA has been a place to grow and learn with other people of faith, as well as a place where I have met some of my closest friends.

 

How has TFA made a difference in, or impacted your life?

TFA has helped me grow in my walk with Christ.

 

Do you feel that The First Academy has prepared you for life after graduation?

TFA has solidified my faith in God and prepared me for college and for a Christian life.

 

What is your favorite memory at TFA?

My favorite memory was the New York Trip.