Olivia Loop – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- 2018-2019 school is quickly coming to an end. LRHS senior Jaquelyn Clark is done with all her classes and is exempt from her exams.
Clark will receive her diploma on May 18 and officially be a high school graduate and will quickly launch into a new, very different educational experience.
Clark will leave Florida to attend an all-girl school called College of Saint Mary. The college is in Omaha, Nebraska where Clark was born and raised. Clark is studying to become an Occupational Therapist and receive her doctorate.
Clark says, “I am excited to start a new chapter in my life. However, I will miss home and spending time with family. Luckily my grandparents live an hour away, so I can visit them often. I will also get to reconnect with old friends who will be attending college an hour away.”
She is excited to start college and will be majoring in Kinesiology and exercise science, which are requirements for a degree in Occupational Therapy.
Clark’s advice for future seniors is not to procrastinate homework or important deadlines. Clark says, “I would advise seniors to look into internships that have to do with their future career. It’s important to make connections because it will be good for college and future job opportunities.”
During the summer, Clark will be preparing for college by becoming more independent, she will be doing a lot of housework to transition being on her own. Clark will be keeping in touch with her admissions advisor to make sure she is on track for any deadlines or payments for college.
In the future she plans to work as an intern at the Nemaha county hospital to complete her required observation hours for her Occupational Therapy degree.