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Jayci Drew

Jayci graduated from Indiana Area High School in June 2013. Her future plans consist of attending Penn State University at University Park and majoring in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering. Jayci plans to study abroad this summer doing sustainability research in Jamaica. Her overall GPA was over 3.9+ and was awarded the Presidential Education Awards Certificate, National Honor Society Member, a Scholar Athlete Award, plus the school's Academic Excellence Award as well. Jayci participated in to varsity sports, Girl's Tennis and Girls' Softball, as the captain for both teams her senior year. She loved to volunteer and often gave her time for Breast Cancer Awareness, the Four Diamonds Fund (THON), Wounded Warriors, and many other organizations. She was also a member of Leadership Seminar within her school. As a child Jayci always helped her classmates; she was like their "little teacher" sometimes. She loved and still loves traveling and spending time with her family.

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Bully Advance Screening Hosted by First Lady Katie O'Malley. by Jay Baker at Baltimore, Maryland. Image: CC--Maryland GovPics

"What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life?" --Lynette Mather

If you ask any high school senior what in their life has changed the most since kindergarten, statistics show that many would answer moving from one school to another. However, the more drastic of changes are seen such as illnesses diagnosed during these critical school ages. In 2009 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, and that diagnosis has impacted my life in both positive and negative ways for my past, present, and future time at Indiana Area High School and beyond.