The Windham Eagle student of the week is Jessica Cross, 16, a sophomore at the REAL School, on Mackworth Island.
“When I grow up I hope to become an Ed Tech working in the schools or I might teach younger children in a day care setting. I need an education to live my life and to live in the world without my parents,” Cross said.
“Jessica Cross came to the REAL Culinary Arts and Agricultural Program in the beginning of November. She has volunteered for all available activities. She is amazingly positive, coming in ready to work on any of our projects. Jess went on her first mountain bike trip with us—as the only girl. Each time we have had a special catering event, Jess has volunteered to participate, staying late and giving extra effort. She is our fundraising ambassador, helping to raise money for the program. She has not missed a day of school, yet. We are thrilled to have her as part of our program and think that she will continue to grow as a role model and peer leader,” said teacher Christine Caputo.
Cross lives with her parents Catherine and David, her brothers David and Tyler and her sister Molly. Her hobbies are art, cooking, sleeping and hanging out with friends.
Favorite subject: English
Favorite animal: Turtle
Favorite movie: Titanic