#13 – Cameron Hurst
Parents’ Names: Joy & John Hurst
College Attending: St. Bonaventure University
Major/Career Plans: Journalism & Mass Communications
Honors/Awards: Business Barbara Quackenbush Scholarship, Independent Health Community All-Star Award, National Honor Society Award, Roskamp Scholarship, First/Independent Health Community All-Star, JCC Part-Time Dean’s List, 2015 AP Scholar, JHS Student of the Year (2014), Far West Council of School Superintendents Scholarship, Walt Roode Memorial Award, Donald B. Bube Memorial Scholarship, #PrepTalklive Award for coverage of JHS Basketball by The Buffalo News, David Hedburg Cup for Creativity (English 11 AP), NYSSMA Conference All-State Mixed Choir, NYSSMA Zone 1 Area All-State Mixed Choir Member and Soloist, CCMTA All-County Senior High Choir Member and Soloist
Activities: Creator and Author of The Rowdy Raider Sports Blog, Part-Time Sports Writer at The Post-Journal, Student Government (Co-Vice President of the Class of 2016), National Honor Society (Co-Vice President of Service Hours), JHS A Cappella Choir (President), JHS Musical (Treasurer), JPS Promise Fund Advisory Board (Co-Secretary/Treasurer), JPS Communications Strategic Planning Committee, JPS Technology Strategic Planning Committee, JHS JV Boys’ Basketball Announcer, Jamestown Babe Ruth League Historian and PA Announcer.
Why do you think JHS is special? Jamestown High School is rich with pride and tradition. Whether it is the way we involve a community through Battle of the Classes, assist one of our own with Penny Wars, process and recess First Lutheran Church for an annual Vespers service, or graduate our students in a beautiful and fitting manner, our staff and students know the importance of what has come before them and embrace it. These everlasting customs give students, not only a place to call their own, but a place of acceptance that each JHS student, “rowdy” or not, can call their own.
What was your favorite class and/or teacher and why? Though I have thoroughly enjoyed just about every class I’ve taken, I would be amiss if I did not acknowledge the four incredible English teachers I was fortunate to have through the advanced English track the department provides. Barbi Price, Julie Morano, Norma DeJoy, and Kristine Stronz in their own unique individual ways taught me how to appreciate literature with a discerning eye and inspired me to write with voice and passion. It has been thanks to their guidance that I learned that writing truly is a passion of mine and that, regardless of objectivity or creativity, it is something I want to pursue as a career in the communication field.
How do you think JHS prepared you for life after graduation? Though it is more than obvious that Jamestown High School is able to prepare their students for higher education through the plethora of AP and JCC courses available, I believe I have been most prepared for life after graduation through the multiple leadership roles available within extracurricular activities. Being an officer.in several different organizations has given me a first hand look at delegating and handling situations that may arise in a professional manner thanks to the guidance of our advisors and directors.