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Jessica Dager - Student Spotlight 2014

Apr 30, 2014 10:52AM ● By Style

Jessica Dager – Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Jessica Dager

Union Mine High School

Tell us about yourself.

I have lived in El Dorado County my whole life with my parents, twin brother and younger sister. The house I grew up in was present during the Gold Rush era, which inspired me to take an interest in local history. Through a creative mind, I enjoy making films and even won first place in my class for my silent film.

What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?

I’m proud that through all of my activities, I’m able to make a positive impact on others. Just to see others smile while I play the keys, hit the ball, or play a note on the horn is enough to make all the effort worth it.

What are your school interests, involvements and hobbies?

I was involved in the music department by playing the French horn and mellophone, and singing in the choir. This year, I was blessed to co-lead the Christian Club. I played varsity softball (and made All League) all four years, and was honored this year by leading as team captain.

What’s one thing that not many people know about you?

I love to compose my own music, whether it’s vocal or piano.

What are your plans after graduation?

I will attend Simpson University on a softball scholarship and major in biology. This summer, I’m excited to help at-risk kids at Camp Calvary’s Horse Camp, which my church sponsors.

Who is your role model?

My role model is my dad. We have very similar personalities and, if I work hard and apply myself as he’s done, I can see myself accomplishing what he has.

Describe your career aspirations.

My current career aspirations include doing something that will help and impact others.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I have been fortunate to travel with my family to many sights in the U.S.; however, one place I dream of visiting is Italy.