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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: POWER SET Member Headed to TAMU

August 8, 2012

    Jemma Bohlar is a 2012 graduate of Sweeny High School finishing 5th in her class. Jemma is the epitome of service and dedication. Jemma has been involved in many clubs and organizations at SHS including: POWER SET for two years, serving as the President her senior year; the National Honor Society - Vice President; President of the Junior class and Class President again her senior year; Thespian Club, SHS Science Club, S.A.D.D.(students against destructive decisions); student council; Yearbook Co-Editor 2 years; Varsity Volleyball Manager her junior year and Varsity Baseball STAT keeper her junior and senior year.

    Jemma was selected by the SHS faculty as the American Legion Boys/Girls State Delegate. She was selected as Sweeny's Pride Day Queen, and she was selected to be a member of the Homecoming Court.

    Jemma has been involved in many service activities such as organizing the school's food drive for the local food bank - West Brazos Cares, she helped organize a local blood drive, she participated in Toys for Tots and helped with the VFW Breakfast and was very involved in the SHS Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - Bulldogs for the Cure.

    While being involved in many extra-curricular activities, Jemma has managed to make the Superintendents Honor Roll, Brazosport Colleges Dean's List, Sweeny Scholars, she was selected Student of the Year her junior year and was awarded the D.A.R. Good Citizen Award her senior year. She also received the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship.

    In her Bio Jemma stated:
    I am currently eighteen years old, and do my best to maintain my GPA while also focusing on my extra-curricular and many service activities. I have truly enjoyed participating in my school's golf, volleyball and baseball programs, which have taught me the value of teamwork, resilience, and dedication. Although I am unable to play sports due to a heart condition I have been very blessed to still be included in our schools sports programs. I have also experienced invaluable lessons through the service projects I have organized and participated in. The opportunity to give back to my community and school will provided a foundation for continuing service throughout my adult life. I am sincerely grateful to my parents, teachers, church family, and coaches for their support, encouragement, and faith in me, which has made me the young lady I am today. I intend on building on all my high school experiences to pursue my dream as a college student attending Texas A&M University this fall where I plan to earn a degree in Biology with a focus on either Orthodontics or Veterinary Medicine.



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