Meet Abby Jackson!
A student with The Potter’s School for six years, Abby has had an incredible experience. In seventh grade, she began her TPS journey. Little did she know, Abby set herself up for six years of rigorous course-taking, sleepless homework nights, and contact with teachers other than her mom. However, she also did not know these adolescent academic years would also grant her an extraordinary education, an unshakable Christian worldview, and wonderful relationships. Abby did not expect to find outgoing, relatable home schoolers at The Potter’s School, but she did! She was pleasantly surprised by the friendly, funny, and fantastic humans she encountered and befriended through TPS. Although she spent hours on homework assignments and sometimes lost the motivation to endure school in general, especially during high school (senioritis is real), she could not be happier with the education she received. Equipped with college credits and decent study habits, Abby is confident and prepared to go to college. In fact, she is actually excited to pursue higher forms of education and she is grateful to TPS for giving her the desire to learn.
While living the life of a full-time academic student, Abby also passionately pursues her love for dance, having danced about twenty hours a week throughout high school. She started dancing as a four-year-old, and she hopes to dance for the rest of her life. Alongside TPS, Abby participated in the Belhaven High Scholars program her last two years of high school and thoroughly enjoyed her experience—and the college credit. Abby improved academically and in her faith during this time, and she is ready to tackle whatever life throws at her next, knowing she has a God who never forsakes her and always loves her. Abby’s favorite class through The Potter’s School was College Psychology with Dr. Rathmell, taken during her senior year. Abby was eager to take a psychology course, and thanks to Dr. Rathmell, the interesting class resources, and her classmates, she fell in love with psychology. Now, Abby plans to major in Applied Health Science with an Exercise Science concentration and minor in Dance and possibly Psychology. She intends to attend graduate school for her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy after she completes her bachelor’s. Abby cannot believe her high school career is over, but she is thankful to TPS for the awesome ride.
Favorite Bible verse:
1 Timothy 4:12: “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” Because we are young, it does not mean we cannot make a difference in this world or hold significant positions in society. Because we are young, we have the most power, energy, and faith to change the world for our good God’s glory.
Advice to the younglings of TPS:
You are extraordinary. Never doubt yourself. Love God through it all. Never forget to laugh and eat dark chocolate, both are actually healthy for you.