Students are the reason that Jesuit Academy exists! We think it's important that you meet them and learn about the things Jesuit students are accomplishing in the classroom and in their communities. Look forward to a student feature each month.
This month, we introduce you to 7th grader Gordon. Gordon has been at Jesuit Academy since fourth grade. He enjoys being at Jesuit because the teachers spend time with the students. He also likes the field trips the school takes, such as to the zoo and to The Rose for the play Jackie & Me.
Gordon is a black belt in Taekwondo. He started participating about five years ago and first became interested through his father, who likes Bruce Lee. Gordon had to earn eleven belts in his quest for the black belt. He enjoys that he has learned focus and discipline through Taekwondo, which he applies to his school work.
Gordon is also a volunteer at the Henry Doorly Zoo. For a few hours every Saturday during the summer, Gordon is part of the Zoo Crew assisting zoo visitors. As part of his volunteer duties, Gordon is able to see the new animals.
Being involved in these activities is helping to provide Gordon experience as he considers his possible career ambitions as a Sports Agent, Doctor, or Zoo Keeper.