WAYNESFIELD — Jenna Brinkman, 17, a senior at Waynefield-Goshen High School wants to go to Bowling Green State University after high school to study journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing.
“I’m hoping to work with their hockey team in the PR department when I go up there. I’ve got my fingers crossed for an internship,” said Brinkman.
She would love to do something in the sports world after she graduates from BGSU as she’s a big Ohio State ice hockey fan.
“We’re season ticket holders down there at Ohio State. I’ve grown up down at Ohio State hockey and I’ve always felt I’ve always wanted to help them have a better relationship with the people and I got interested in that area (public relations),” she said.
Brinkman is president of the National Honor Society chapter at WGHS. She’s also a teacher’s aide for their Maker Space, a STEM lab for kindergarten through fifth grade.
She’s also earning college credit while still in high school.
“I’m big into dual enrollment. I’m on my sixth college class this year. I’m actually finishing up my sophomore year in college as well,” she said.
Brinkman is active in the marching band at Waynesfield-Goshen where she plays piccolo. In the concert band she plays flute.
She’s also a member of the Lima Area Youth Orchestra where she plays piccolo.
“Well, being in the orchestra, it definitely gives me more of an opportunity to get better at music. It just enhances all of those skills that just being in a normal band doesn’t do,” she said.
As she winds down her senior year, Brinkman is comfortable with her experience.
“I think there’s definitely a lot of opportunities here. I believe all the classes that they have offered here has prepared me. I took a chemistry class last year that I felt it’s going to be really helpful in college, the same thing with advanced math. I’m taking stats now and I use a lot of that same information to help me in class,” she said.
She’s also a big fan of the teachers and staff at WG.
“They’re amazing, especially our guidance counselor. She has been extremely helpful and everything,” said Brinkman.
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