Jalen Cole
eStem High Public Charter School

GPA: 4.1

College attending: University of Arkansas

Colleges accepted to: University of Arkansas, University of Memphis, Arkansas Tech University

Honors & Achievements: Maintained an A average throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while working, AP Scholar, Class of 2022 Director's List, completed 12 AP courses by graduation

Career goal: I plan on majoring in biochemistry and minoring in Spanish for undergrad and then proceeding to medical school, all in preparation for me to become an emergency room physician.

Tell us about the teacher, coach or administrator who made a difference in your life: My AP Language and AP Literature teacher during junior and senior year, Ms. Chloe McCrea, made a difference in my life. She made sure to teach everyone that while it's good to focus and strive hard for academic excellence, you also have to set aside time to focus on your own sanity and mental health, because if you don't take care of yourself first, you won't have the resilience and perseverance to take on challenges in life.