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Leigh High Student is This Week's Whiz Kid

Accomplished swimmer and martial artist also helps care for abandoned animals and paints as a hobby.

Jessica Clark, age 17

School: senior at Leigh High School

Accomplishments:

  • Second-degree black belt in taekwondo
  • Practicing martial arts for seven years
  • Gold medal champion in Chinese martials arts
  • Competitive swimmer on the Belwood Swim Team of Los Gatos for 11 years
  • Belt rankings in kung fu and wing chun
  • Gold medal in wing chun at the 2011 International Chinese Martial Arts Championships
  • Teaches martial arts for the in Los Gatos
  • Volunteers with the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
  • Paints pastel portraits and stills

Key to Awesomeness:

Jessica's contributions have led the Belwood Swim Team of Los Gatos to several championships over the years, said proud mom Shaheen Clark. 

At the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Jessica works on fundraising events and contributes by fostering homeless animals, said mom.

How does she do it all? "She is a very self-driven individual, goal-oriented and always steps up to help others," mom answers.

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