The student of the Month for February is Taya Jackson, a
Grade 12 student at Sandwich Secondary School.
Taya is exceptionally dedication to community and
extra-curricular involvement. She is well recognized at Sandwich for playing
varsity football as the only girl on the Junior's Boy's team when she was in grade
10. Now, Taya volunteers her time to help coach football for Sandwich, the
Essex Ravens and the Windsor Essex Football League. She has also been an
assistant coach to Dr. Jennifer Welter, the first female coach in the NFL.
Taya has been involved in many school and community theater
productions. Among these are Alice in Wonderland, in which she played the lead
role, Clue- The Musical, Newsies and Hairspray as an ensemble member with
Windsor Light Music Theatre. Taya is also a talented photographer and has won
awards for her creative work including first place in the GECDSB’s annual
Digital Photography Contest.
With all of Taya’s involvement in the arts and athletics,
she has earned over 2,000 community service hours and still manages to stay on
top of her schoolwork and achieve good grades. In addition to Taya’s many
accomplishments, she is also very generous and kind-hearted, and sets a great
example for everyone around her. She is always willing to lend a hand with a
smile on her face.
Congratulations Taya for being selected as Student Senate’s
Student of the Month for February.