Student Spotlight: Jordan Werner

May 1, 2019

By Carina Paserchia
Managing Editor

For the month of May, The Lighthouse turns the spotlight over to junior Jordan Werner. He participates in football, basketball and track—all at a varsity level—and is involved in extracurricular activities including the Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society.

Werner said the most memorable moment he has had in high school occurred last year when he heard his name called at the Academic Awards Dinner, which is an annual event recognizing students in the top 10 percent of their class.

“Just knowing that I worked so hard to accomplish that goal and then seeing it turn into reality was really special,” Werner said. “Only 18 kids make it from my grade, so being one of those 18 feels really good.”

Werner, who holds a 4.0 GPA and is currently enrolled in two Advanced Placement classes and one honors class, said his school work is important because it is preparing him for life. However, he said LHS athletics have also had a profound impact on him.

“I love all the sports I play, and I wouldn’t trade the memories I have made doing them for anything,” Werner said.

Junior Diego Crespo, who has known Werner since fifth grade, said Werner’s best quality is his humor because he makes hilarious jokes that cause everyone in the room to laugh. He also said Werner is extremely determined and proves everyone wrong when they doubt him.

“He’s hardworking, doing anything to reach his goals. Whether it’s in the weight room or in the classroom, he gets the job done,” Crespo said.

He said playing football together has allowed him and Werner to get to know each other well.

“He is different from most of my friends due to him being very happy all the time and showing love to his friends every day. [He] doesn’t care what people think about him,” Crespo said. “We don’t have classes together, so being around him for four months [during football season] made us become closer.”

Mr. Rowland, who is Werner’s guidance counselor, said Werner is one of the most diligent students he has ever encountered.

“For me, I would say he is just all around good at what he does…. He’s just a phenomenal young man,” Rowland said. “It’s very tough to just take the academic classes he does, and on top of that, he’s a varsity athlete in three sports as an 11th grader.”

Rowland said he believes Werner will continue to excel in his academics.

“I’m excited to go through the college process with him. I think any college will be lucky to have him, and from there, when he gets to college, he’s going to crush it,” Rowland said. “That’s what Jordan does. He just succeeds in anything he puts his mind to.”

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