JENNIFER HASKELLSchool: Hammond High School seniorHometown: ColumbiaAge:...



School: Hammond High School senior

Hometown: Columbia

Age: 17

Music has long been a part of Jennifer's life; she has been playing piano for 10 years. She sings in Hammond's madrigals and concert choir and plays keyboards for the school's Jazz Combo. She also lent her talent in keyboards in last year's countywide production of "Pamphlets," an anti-substance-abuse play.

School plays, musicals and talent shows have kept Jennifer busy at Hammond, where she has served as spotlight director, costume manager and matinee director. This year, she's a page editor of the Bear Press, Hammond's student newspaper.

She's also an accomplished student who holds a 3.95 grade point average and an office -- vice president -- in the school's National Honor Society. She was a finalist in the Maryland Distinguished Scholar program and a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program.

She's a member of Students Helping Other People, French Club and Environmental Club. She has been on her class government committee for four years and was a two-week exchange student to Columbia's sister city, Cergy-Pontoise, France, this past summer.

Plans: Jennifer wants to study premed at the University of Virginia, Rice University or Vanderbilt University.

Her comments: "When you actually finish practicing, and you perform a play, you feel a sense of accomplishment."

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