Jessica Clark, age 17
School: senior at Leigh High School
- 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.