Student Highlight: Jessica Stockton, Virginia
Each Friday we will be spotlighting a member of Classical Conversations: the first Friday will be a homeschool graduate who attended CC’s Challenge program, the second Friday will be a current student, the third a state manager, and the fourth a community director. Want to share your Classical Conversations story? Email us!
This month’s homeschool student spotlight is: Jessica Stockton.
How many years in CC?
I’m finishing my seventh year.
What are your goals for after high school? What do you want to do when you grow up?
I’ve always loved anything related to medicine and I’ve felt called to Africa since I was thirteen. My dream job is to combine those two passions by getting into medical missions either as a medical researcher or as a surgeon.
What college did you attend?
This fall, I plan to attend Bryan College in Dayton, TN. I’m going to run cross-country and track for them and major in Biology.
Favorite part of CC?
My favorite part of CC is definitely the Socratic Circle discussions my class gets into. They get pretty intense. We really talk things through, take different sides, and play the devil’s advocate against each other, especially in the philosophy/theology seminars. It results in a solid understanding of the material, and gives me things to think about that I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of.
How are you involved in the community? What are your talents?
I play a variety of sports, am on the Leadership Team at my youth group, control the visuals on Sunday mornings for church and I’m a member of the Warren County Teen Republican Committee.
What is your favorite hobby?
I like to read and play the piano. Sometimes I try to invent new recipes but my sisters, who serve as taste-testers, usually discourage me from this particular activity.
What is your favorite quote?
2 Corinthians 4:16-18. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving
for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is
unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
The accomplishment I am most proud of is learning how to share Christ with others whether they are friend or stranger. I’ve learned it’s not always easy and can feel quite awkward at times, but God gives each of us the boldness required for the moment and for that, I am very grateful.