News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Jessica Peng. The A&M Consolidated High School Senior has a 4.6 GPA, and is currently ranked in the top 2 percent of her class.
“I think Jessica's work ethic is what mostly separates her from her peers. She doesn't waste time, she's always working on something. If she happens to finish her work for my class, she's working on something for another class. She's always looking for ways to stretch her learning and learn more than just what's required by the course.” Michelle Jedlicka, Teacher.
Jessica has broken several high school swimming records for the Lady Tigers. Such as the 200 free, 200 IM, 100 fly, and the 400 free relay. Jessica was also named to the Texas 5A All-State team, and won State Medals in the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, and 100 fly. In 2016, Jessica was selected to attend the National Diversity Select Camp. Outside of swimming, Jessica is a National Merit Commended Scholar and a National AP Scholar and in her spare time, she enjoys playing games and drawing.
“We always look at Jessica as kind of our guide as to where we are with the team. How the team is feeling, whether we're at a good point in terms of our attitude, where we are in training, and where we’re headed for big competitions and such. Jessica leads by both example and also verbally. She's a little quiet, but you know when it's time to speak she speaks her mind and she lets people know the way she's feeling about the situation or she uses her words at the right times to encourage her teammates.” Henry Clark, Coach.
“I think my time management skills are pretty good. Considering I have to juggle around all these classes and then also have to attend practices and I also have this internal drive of not wanting to do poorly. So, I think that will help me in college in order to help me succeed in both swimming and in academics to do well.” Says Peng.
After High School, Jessica will attend Columbia University to continue her swimming career and, she will major in Applied Math.
Congratulations to Jessica Peng of A&M Consolidated High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!