“Persistent, thorough, cordial, and highly intelligent”; these are some of the words used to describe Jack from his advisor, Mrs. Leanne Self. Jack was quiet and didn’t speak much when he first joined Cape Henry Collegiate in his ninth grade in the Fall of 2016 from China. Mrs. Self, who was also Jack’s English 11 teacher, states that “he became comfortable articulating his opinion in the public speaking unit and argued intelligently in his persuasive research paper”. After spending four years at Cape Henry, he has transformed to someone who doesn’t have any problem voicing his opinion as well as maintaining an “A” in a very demanding English class.
When asked about the most impactful course at CHC, Jack loved AP statistics which was one of the courses that he learned the most. He states that “AP statistics not only makes me change my perspective about the world, but also makes me enhance my critical thinking skills when looking at certain conclusions drawn from statistics”.
Jack is greatly thankful for all of the teachers at Cape Henry, and would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Self, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mrs. Gregory for their patience, responsiveness, and tremendous support throughout the years.
In this fall, Jack is excited to start his new journey at Boston College, where he plans to double major in Accounting and Finance. Small classroom sizes, academic rigor and school spirit, reputable undergraduate business program were some of the key factors that Jack had in mind when applying for colleges. He also loves skiing, which made the college decision easier for him. With no doubt, Jack will miss the most his teachers and friends in the Cape Henry Community. He’d like to give the following advice to the younger CHC peers: “actively take advantage of the great opportunities provided by CHC including the extracurricular activities such as community service, etc., which will make you have a stronger sense of belonging. In addition, don’t’ be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to discover your full potential”.
Good luck with your next chapter at Boston College, future CPA.