Jackie Oshaben

12 Grade

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The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Coral Shores High School faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on a myriad of qualifications ranging from academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and CSHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Cane Pride.”

What organizations and activities are you involved with at CSHS and why are they important to you? I am on the Cross Country team and am apart of Interact, Key Club, Teens for Oceans, National Honors Society, and Environmental Club. Cross Country has been a large part of my high school experience since my freshman year. I have gained many close friends, fond memories and a lifelong passion for running. 

Which class or teacher has best prepared you for life after high school and why? Marine Science has greatly influenced my decision to study Business Sustainability in college. I have learned about many issues regarding marine life and have been inspired to pursue a career in conservation.

What advice would you give underclassmen? (If you’re a junior or senior) Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and take advantage of every opportunity you get. You’ll hear it from everybody, but it’s true: These 4 years go by fast, so enjoy it before it’s over. 

What do you hope to be remembered for at CSHS? I hope to be remembered as someone who is friendly to everyone and a kind person.

What are your plans after high school? I plan to attend the University of Central Florida and earn my masters degree in Business Sustainability. I hope to attend a study abroad program and travel during my summers in college.

If you had to build a time capsule to be opened in 100 years, what would you place inside? I would place my Dunder Mifflin sweatshirt from the TV Show The Office. 

What three things would you like to accomplish before your 10-year reunion? I want to have earned a Master’s degree, have a successful career in sustainability, and own a house in Hawaii or California. 

Do you think you will make the Keys your permanent home? Why or why not? I don’t plan on making the Keys my permanent home. I was born and raised here and I would like to experience other places.

Finish this sentence: Living in the Keys has taught me … to respect the ocean and appreciate being able to live in paradise.

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