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Teen Spotlight: Jack Burt

Jack Burt

Stats: 17, Senior at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School

Notable:

  • National Honor Society
  • A Honor Roll
  • Youth Legislature
  • Youth Judicial

Quotable: “Be who you are and let others be who they are.”

His Story: Jack is very involved at Montgomery Catholic, from student government to sports. He has been on the wrestling team and played football since seventh grade. He has also participated in many areas of leadership; Youth Judicial, Youth Legislature, Debate, and Student Government Association have kept Jack busy. He advises freshmen to, “not be lazy in the early grades. Take freshman year seriously because it is hard to play catch up.” When asked how he wants to be remembered, Jack answered, “As me, I am always real and who I am. I am Jack, and I don’t have to be like anyone else. I walk to the beat of my drum, not anyone else’s.”

What’s Next: After high school, Jack wants to go to med school and become a doctor. He shared, “I like how I feel when I help people and that is what being a doctor is about, helping people for a living.”

PG (Parental Guidance) Rating: When asked who has inspired him most, Jack stated, “My mom and my dad. No one pushes you like your parents, and no one loves you like your parents. I do what I do to make them proud, it’s not for me. It’s all for my family. Parents and family have always told me to work hard and have a strong work ethic. Whenever I am out and I run into people that know someone in my family, they are always telling me how a member of my family has helped or assisted them in some way. I believe that we have touched the lives of many people.”

Parents’ Perspective: Emily and Lee expressed that they admire Jack’s, “Determination and resilience. There have been struggles and hurdles for Jack to overcome, but he has always had a determination to reach his goals. He never quits.”

Parent to Parent: Jack’s parents gave this advice to other parents, “It takes a village to raise kids today and making sure your village is the strongest with the best possible people and role models is something that I have embraced. He has had some wonderful mentors and role models in his life, and I am so thankful to all of them for being a part of our village.

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