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EHS Senior Spotlight: Meet Jeorjet Reyes

Jeorjet Reyes

 

What do you like best about EHS? What I like about Ewing High School is that there is a sense of camaraderie throughout the school. Since EHS has a small population and is so diverse, it makes it easier for everyone to get to know each other and be comfortable around one another.

 

Who is your favorite teacher and why? My favorite teachers are Ms. Chiavuzzo and Ms. Bailey-Williams. Not only are they great educators, but they are amazing mentors and role models. They have helped me build my self-confidence and have helped me believe that I am truly capable of achieving my goals.

 

In which activities do you participate? I have been a member of the Rotary Interact Club throughout my four years of high school, and I have been the President of the club my junior and senior year. I am also an active member of the National Honor Society.

 

Who or what has impacted your life in a positive way? The work of Bryan Stevenson and his novel Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption has made a huge impact on my life. He has reassured me that my dream of becoming a civil rights attorney is possible and necessary. Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative and his novel addresses the corruption that exists within policing, courts, and corrections. Stevenson inspires me to pursue my dreams so one day I can prevent the innocent from being cheated by the criminal justice system.

 

How do you define success? I define success as never giving up on your dreams and attaining the goals that you have set for yourself.

 

What are your plans after you graduate? I plan on majoring in political science at either Seton Hall University or University of Massachusetts Amherst in pursuit of a career as a civil rights attorney in the future.

 

What is your favorite quote? “It’s not where you stand, but the direction you’re going in. Remember to live just one day and not add tomorrow’s troubles to today’s load.” by Vickie M. Worsham