LIMA — Shelby Jackson, 17, a senior at Lima Central Catholic High School, is hoping to become a pharmacist one day.
“I hope to go to the University of Findlay for Pharmacy,” she said.
She was torn between the University of Findlay and Ohio Northern University.
“Findlay has a more personal and homey atmosphere,” she said.
Jackson carries a 4.2 grade point average at LCC and found herself drawn to pharmacy.
“When I started looking sophomore year, I realized I like science and chemistry, and I want to help people through that, so I thought pharmacy was a good way to do that,” she said.
Jackson is involved in extra curricular activities at LCC.
“I’m a cheerleader for both football and basketball, I’m in a couple of clubs here, like Students in Action. We make homeless bags where we get essentials like toiletries or stuff for winter, like a small blanket, and then we give them to homeless shelters,” she noted.
She’s also involved in National Honor Society and helped volunteer her time through that organization.
“We did a cookie drop where, over Christmas, we brought cookies to fire stations and police,” Jackson said.
She really likes the education and the experience she’s gained by attending LCC.
“You get to get closer with your classmates because it’s small. It is a Catholic school, so we get to express our feelings about God where you can’t do that at other places. I like that we have our senior retreat, Kairos, a four-day-long retreat that we get to go off in the middle of nowhere and bond with each other,” she said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.