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#4 – Jacob A. Sandstrom


Parents’ Names:  Tina & Andy Sandstrom
College Attending:  Case Western Reserve University
Major/Career Plans: Political Science/Law

Honors/Awards: Theodore M. Peterson Award for Excellence in AP Chemistry, 2014 AP Scholar, 2014 JCC College Connections Student of the Year, JHS Student of the Year, JCC Part-time Student Dean’s List, Buffalo Business First Community All-Star, Far West Council of School Superintendents Scholarship, English 9AT Award, Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award for Social Justice, WNY Character Council Finalist, Louise A. Roskamp Award, Milton J. Fletcher Aware for English, Excellence in English Award, Milton J. Fletcher Award for Debate, David Love Scholarship recipient

Activities: Marching Band, Concert Band, A Cappella, Mock Trial, High School Bowl, Boys Varsity Golf, Student Government, National Honor Society, Church Lector, Altar Server and Religious Education Instructor, private piano study

Why do you think JHS is special?

JHS is special because it combines exceptional educational opportunities with caring staff and motivated students, fostering growth and success. A wide range of extracurricular activities contributes to JHS’ ability to educate the whole of a person as well.

What was your favorite classes and/or teacher and why?

My favorite classes at JHS have been all my AP/AT classes. The thought-provoking discussions that take place demonstrate the extensive knowledge of the instructors, and as a result students feel confident that their own ideas and abilities are intellectual and strong.

How to your think JHS prepared you for your life after graduation?

By challenging students to be responsible, hard-working individuals, JHS has molded me to be prepared to tackle college-level work, overcome obstacles, and also be a very strong leader wherever I go.