Jessica Smith

Cab Calloway School of the Arts

Nomination Statement

“Jessica is ranked first in her class at Cab Calloway School of the Arts. She serves as a board member on the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board, as Vice President of her school’s National Honor Society, and as Secretary for the 2020 Class Officers. Jessica is a very active participant in Cab’s theatre program as well as community theatre. She works as director, stage manager, writer, designer, and actor. Jessica also won the National Maritime Award at National History Day alongside her partner for their website highlighting the forgotten history of the sinking of the U.S. Sultana steamboat.”

“I am driven to work hard because I am cognizant of the impact I can make on my local and global community. While it is easy to help others in good times, it is the resilience and courage of people in times of turmoil and difficulty that inspires me to make andifference. I am in awe of the strength and goodness in the hearts of all people and I want to continue to encourage everyone to better the world.”