High school for Winton Woods senior Jasmine Horner has been a journey. Her Volleyball Coach Mike Walker says from overcoming the adversity of losing her mother during important years to having the courage to continue with her high school plan of being a varsity cheerleader, volleyball player, and a singer, shows Jasmine is the true definition of resilience. “Jasmine has kept a smile on her face even though she had to grow up fast and needed to start taking care of her younger sister,” said Walker. “Jasmine is a true inspiration to everyone.” Those who know her are not surprised she was selected as Winton Woods September Skyline Student Athlete of the Month.
Head Cheerleading Coach Tenesha Bennett says, “Since Jasmine was a freshman on the cheer team, she has exhibited strong leadership skills. She takes extra time to help those around her and is always willing to put her team first.”
At the board meeting, Superintendent Anthony G. Smith mentioned that students are selected based on character and academic achievements in addition to athletics. “You have to be nominated,” said Smith before reading the nomination requirements. For the 2018-2019 fourth quarter, Horner finished the school year with a 3.85 GPA. Horner is also a member of the Varsity Ensemble choir that will be traveling to New York City in March of 2020 to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
To be nominated for the Skyline Student Athlete of the Month, students must:
Maintain an academic standard of 3.0 GPA or above in the previous quarter
Show respect for coaches, teammates, officials, teachers, other students and family
Show enthusiasm and a positive attitude
Display commitment to practice, games and personal skill development
Demonstrate honesty and playing by the rules
Have high moral character.
The Skyline Student Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by the Forest Park Skyline, a business partner of Winton Woods City Schools. Student athletes honored receive a Skyline gift card.
PHOTO CAPTION: Skyline Student Athlete of the Month Jasmine Horner. Photo by Drew Jackson.