Jackson has had a challenging, yet very rewarding sophomore year at FUMA. We are most proud of his work ethic this year--waking up very early in the mornings, working late into the evenings on homework after sports practice, clubs, and family time. He worked hard and earned excellent grades in all of his classes, including two AP classes, and a college-level class. He attended Leadership Training, advanced in rank, and assumed greater leadership within his company. He achieved several personal records in cross country and track. He deepened friendships with fellow cadets and sought guidance and mentorship from his teachers, coaches, and faculty. He again participated in Phonathon and secured great pledges while enjoying chatting with alumni and supporters. He participated in several interesting clubs, including some new to FUMA.
Jackson's biggest accomplishments will come this summer when he will attend two highly selective programs for high school students. In June he will attend an intensive two-week course in Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard University's Pre-College Summer Program. Then in August, he will attend the one-week Washington & The World Academy at Georgetown University's High School Summer Session. This program will be lead by faculty from the renowned Walsh School of Foreign Service. Jackson was awarded scholarships by both universities to attend these programs.