Resume Highlights: Graduate of Fuquay-Varina High School, president of Future Business Leaders of America chapter, founder of the Black Student Union, member of National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.
Future Plans: Jordan will attend North Carolina State University in the Teaching Fellows Program majoring in Technology, Engineering and Design Education. Teaching Fellows is a group of people who get loan forgiveness after school if they work in an education field. … It’s a great opportunity to meet a lot of educators around the country and North Carolina and just prepare myself to become a better educator.
I will be living in the Black Male Initiative, a living and learning village. I get to live in dorms with a community of black males, and we have programs for us to get us set up for the future, immerse in our culture and become better males in society.
Black Student Union: I started it to provide a safe space for Black students to feel welcome in a community and get them more involved. We have interacted with local nonprofits on a coat drive and food drive. Most recently we talked to the staff at our school about diversity and inclusion.
Future Teacher: When I got into high school, they released a new program called Teaching as a Profession. I was able to take those classes and from there on, I was like, “yep, teaching is definitely what I’m doing.”
I’m coming back to teach at (Fuquay-Varina High School). I was able to find myself in this community; shape my future with it. I want to be able to shape somebody else’s future with it.
Motivation: The influence of my family, especially my mother and my grandmother. My grandmother never finished high school, so she was like, “you’re going to finish.” My mom always held high expectations and told me I could do it. Seeing that I’m being a positive influence in my community, that motivates me to do more.
Remember Me As: The person who jumps into everything, being positive and funny, being social. I love to meet new people.
- Big Ideas
- The Hospital Next Door
- Building Community at the Block on Main
- I want it. I got it.
- Diving Deep in Holly Springs
- There & Back: Paddle the Cape Fear River
- Dig In & Drink Up: Macarons from Asali Desserts & Cafe
- Grow & Bloom: Impatient? Plant Autumn Crocus
- Restaurant Spotlight: Little Portugal
- Meet & Greet Standout Students: Alisha Reid
- Meet & Greet Standout Students: Katelyn Sheets
- Meet & Greet Standout Students: Kennedy Mitchell
- Meet & Greet Standout Students: Andreas Jordan
- So You Like to Drink Local…
- Hospital Opening Delayed