Last year we had an essay contest to recruit a captain for the Ask, Listen, Learn team. Today, we’re proud to honor Jessica for winning that contest! Today we held a party honoring Jessica for her success, and presented her with an autographed helmet used during the last ski season by Ask, Listen, Learn “Super Star” and 2008 Winter Olympian Julia Mancuso, with whom Jessica was featured with in the December edition of SI Kids.
How did Jessica become Captain? She wrote in her essay that she maintains an active lifestyle through participation in athletic activities. Those activities include participating in swim team, playing basketball, attending camps, playing softball, and 4-H. Specifically regarding underage drinking, Jessica also pointed out that she has “never used alcohol, and never, ever plan[s] to” and that “to be successful, you have to stop drinking, live better lives, and dream big.”
Dreaming big is definitely what it’s about. We’re honored to have Jessica as our team captain, and look forward to seeing what she’ll accomplish!