These are just a few of the most frequent words given by student peers and teachers in regards to senior Jackie Waldron.
Jackie is a senior that “everybody knows”, she is currently second Vice President of ASB, attends seminary every morning before zero period, interns with the down syndrome association, and is the 12th Waldron that has attended Costa Mesa High School.
When addressed about the different things said about her Jackie was flattered and joked “My best friend Jacky Dang wouldn’t agree! She’s with me through my good times and bad.”
So if so many have the same (or similar) opinion on Jackie, why don’t many others see what her best friend sees? Good days and bad. Jackie says the reason it’s like this is because, “I don’t like showing others when I’m upset, because I know I’m influenced by others bad moods.”
Yet when addressed on whether or not she agreed with those statements about her defining who she truly is she said “I think it’s who I truly am! It’s not just like an act. I just like being there for people, and try my best to just be a good person and make good choices.”
Many things have influenced her to feel this way over the years, much of it having to do with her family and religion.
“I’ve just been influenced by my parent’s values; I’ve just picked up being a good person and liking people. Also, my religion is like a lifestyle, and it’s not like ‘oh, I only worship on Sunday’ I truly enjoy what it’s shaped me to be.”
While addressing why she believes people think so highly of her she thinks that once again is an influence of her family, both at home and school.
“Being the youngest in a family of 12 you just learn how to interact with people, your siblings and their friends for example.”
Also, the Waldron name being somewhat of a legacy, “Being the youngest of 12 is a lot of pressure, no pressure’s the wrong word, it’s just a lot to live up too.”
*Article picture used from Jackie Waldron with permission.