Introducing Clay Magazine’s Humor Editor: Jacey Koo (pictured on the right)! An INFJ who enjoys art and laughter, Jacey is starting off her junior year by getting to work on her third year with the TPS e-zine. She has both written and edited for the Humor section, and she was very excited to be a part of the community again this year.
Jacey has lived near Orlando (and Disney World) in the perpetually warm state of Florida for close to half of her life. She has two younger sisters and a little brother who is nicknamed “the Cute Terror.” If asked about the adorable ball of fluff scurrying around her house, Jacey would tell you that is it her sister’s dog named Chestnut (she is a Coton de Tulear).
Jacey has taken many fascinating classes with TPS over the past four years. Her favorite was Pre-AP Chemistry with Mrs. Selby. Containing a smile, she wrote that her “classmates were hilarious and our teacher was super awesome. It was a really memorable class, and I loved it.” This school year Jacey will be taking Pre-calculus, AP Chemistry, AP World History, AP English Language, French 3, Economics, and Theology Matters. Because of her passion for helping people and interest in medicine, Jacey would someday like to go into the medical field and perhaps become a doctor.
One hobby that takes up much of Jacey’s free time is drawing, in particular cartoons and real life portraits. Recently she has been experimenting with pencils, oil pastels, and water-colors. She has played the piano for eleven years and the flute for two and enjoys them both. In the rest of her free time she wrote that likes “goofing off with my baby brother and sisters, reading, and chatting with TPS friends online.”
Jacey would rather be inside and her favorite season is winter. Carrots with hummus are her favorite snack during class. Out of the many books she devours, a few of her favorites are Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Pride and Prejudice. In addition to the Piano Guys, Jacey enjoys listening to classical music, assorted soundtracks, and occasionally pop music.
If Jacey could travel anywhere she would go to Hogwarts or Narnia. Her destination of choice in the real world would be somewhere with both “beautiful scenery and good food”.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
“This verse reminds me that God is in charge, that He is the one who can give me peace, and that I just need to let Him ‘take the wheel’ and then follow the path that He places me on.” Jacey encourages her fellow homeschoolers to cast all their burdens on the Lord. When we remember His promises He will give us a sense of peace in times when we are stressed or overwhelmed.
I hope that you enjoyed getting to know Jacey as much as I did and are looking forward to reading her humor section’s articles this year!