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Teen Spotlight: Jenna Stilling

Jenna Stilling

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17, Senior at Prattville Christian Academy

notable

  • Ranked #2 in Class (out of 52)
  • A Honor Roll (2007-present)
  • National Honors Society Vice President
  • Mu Alpha Theta President
  • iServe President

quotable

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to want to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”

her story

Jenna shared her favorite thing about attending PCA is how small the classes are. She explained, “I’m not a very extroverted person, so smaller classes allow me to focus on the work as well as open up more. It’s also easier to connect with your classmates and know more about each of them.” She had this advice for incoming freshmen, “It can be hard to find yourself during the crazy mess. However, you should find someone who you can be yourself around, whether it be a sibling, friend, mentor, etc. You’ll grow into your own shoes soon enough; it won’t be instantaneous, but it will happen!”

what’s next

Jenna plans to attend college to study Computer Science with an emphasis in video game design and certifications in cybersecurity. When asked what inspired this interest, Jenna shared, “I’ve played video games for several years, and looking mechanically at how games work has always interested me. Being able to work behind the scenes on a game has been one of my dreams since I realized it was a possible career field."

PG (parental guidance) rating

Jenna shared, “I’m really proud of my family for how much they’ve overcome and how they keep going.

parents' perspective

Jenna’s parents shared, “We admire Jenna for putting others before herself in all aspects of her life. For living for God first, and for standing up for her beliefs no matter what she might face in opposition. Jenna shows up. Not just when she’s expected to, but when nobody expects her to. She’s an encourager to the nth degree. Most importantly, her servant's heart stands out like no other.”

parent-to-parent

Kym Klass and Russell Stilling had this advice for other parents, “Give your child space to develop (no matter how difficult), and provide support where necessary and needed. Allow them to figure out what works for them.

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