“I love the news and debating politics with my dad; they’re two of my favorite things. Combining them into my Gold Award allowed me to talk to people and better engage them so I can share my passion with the world.“ — Jessica
Jessica, a future student at Cal State Fullerton and member of Troop 70657, founded The People’s Choice at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. This political club brings students together for passionate, nonpartisan debate on passed and proposed legislation within the state and nation. Her goal is to inform students at her school about how government functions and which topics young people should be concerned about. Since many teens are not as passionate about government and politics as Jessica is, she made it her mission to start a conversation with every student at her school and eventually get them involved in local politics. Jessica hopes to one day pursue a political career, so she can make a difference on the world stage.