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Girls’ Spotlight: Jessica Seabolt

“Jessica Seabolt,” I say, looking at the brunette who sits across from me. “Sixteen years old. What grade?”

“Eleventh,” she fills in.

“You live in Williamsburg, Virginia. What classes are you taking this year?”

“At TPS, I’m taking English 4/5/6: Western Literature and Composition, U.S. History for high school, and Marine Biology. Outside of TPS, I take Beginners Conversational Japanese and Culture, and Algebra 2.”

“Cool! Do you have any siblings?”

“Yeah, two brothers. William, or Tripp, is 19; Knox is 13.”

“Brothers are fun. What’s your personality type?”

“Myers-Briggs says I’m ENFP, but I hold that I’m an ambivert at heart,” Jess says. “7w8 on the Enneagram scale but I don’t like it, so I don’t usually tell people that.” She makes a face.

“Okay. How would you describe yourself in three words?”

Without hesitation, she says “Puts. Things. Off.”

I laugh. “Well, that certainly counts as three. What is your favorite book, movie, and food?”

“My favorite books are Inkheart and the Nancy Drew books. A few of my favorite movies are The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Les Misérables. I like lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, ravioli, and fruit. Fudge is the best creation of all time.”

“What’s a hidden talent of yours, or something about you that isn’t obvious?”

“I’m pretty flexible – I can close head-height cabinets with my feet. Normal stuff, you know?”

“That’s pretty impressive. What is your biggest accomplishment? What are you known for?”

“Earning my second-degree black belt in karate, for sure. I’m known for my…forward personality, unfortunately.”

“Do you play any instruments or sports? Other than karate, of course. What are some hobbies of yours?”

“I danced eight years of ballet; I dance ballroom now. I played piano, but I struggle to retain those skills. Oh, aside from those, I like to sew and cook when I have time and wander outside.”

“Do you know any foreign languages?”

“I did Latin for too many years, and I’ve recently picked up Japanese formally, although I’ve been around the culture for a while now.”

“Where have you traveled?”

“I’ve never traveled past Oklahoma in the west and New York to the north, but my favorite places besides home are Miracle Mountain Ranch in Pennsylvania and the Washington DC area.”

“What are your favorite bands?”

“Hmmm. My favorite artists are OneRepublic, Burn the Ballroom, Panic! At the Disco, Pierce the Veil (a recent favorite thanks to another TPSer), and One Direction in my peak/darkest days (however you see it). I hold that my favorite song is ‘Secrets’ by OneRepublic, but honestly there are so many I love.”

“What’s an embarrassing moment that you would be willing to share?”

Jess laughs suddenly. “One time, while taking US History through Film (a class which I highly recommend) my home-schooled self completed an entire worksheet under the misunderstanding that the South won the Civil War. Mr. Crosby still gave me a one hundred, but I wish he hadn’t because I felt severely disappointed in myself.”

“Oh, that’s hilarious! What career would you be willing to pursue?”

“ Long term, I would love to be a wife and mother, but in college, I might pursue something to do with textiles and fashion, or business and finances.”

“Is there anything you would particularly like to do before college?”

“Graduate. My other main goal would be to travel to Okinawa and train in karate there with my dojo.”

“Since it’s November, what are some of your family’s Thanksgiving traditions?

“When we were all younger (it’s become less of a big deal now, sadly) shortly before Thanksgiving we’d always have a “hotel night” where we’d set up air mattresses in the den and all stay up late watching new movies. Then we would get breakfast in bed. It was a really unique and fun tradition. Also, we’d always go trout fishing sometime in November, and visit different apple orchards and quaint little town restaurants in the mountains.”

“That sounds nice! Do you have a favorite Bible verse to leave with us ?”

“‘Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.’ Proverbs 16:31,” she quotes.

“Thanks, Jess,” I say, standing up. “This was great!”

“No problem!”

18 Comments

  1. Wow! Great Article!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Abigail Snyder

    YES Seven Brides for Seven Brothers!!!!!!!!!!! XD And FUDGE!!!!!

  3. ignace fernandes

    That is so cool

  4. Great article, Christine, and Jessica sounds like an amazing girl!

  5. Jasmine Mailand

    Wow, great article Christine!

  6. I do karate too!! It. is. the. BEST.

  7. U bet it is dude x)

  8. Since you say you’d “love to be a mother” I take it that you’ve finally accepted that I am AG’s proper mother. Very good. (((x Nice article, Christine, & v excellent responses, Seabolt. (x

    • Daughter of...who?

      Ohohoho. *glances back and forth between my mommies*

      kk but i miss y’all two smmmm ;-; i need to see y’all again

  9. Rachel Macdonald

    mah girlllllll <33

  10. jessicaa yayyy great job on the article christine! and i love that picture 😉 <3

  11. This is awesome! Loved reading it!

  12. Wow, great article! We have a lot in common, Jessica ;P

  13. Eyyyyy. I never even read Clay but I glanced at it and saw my mommmmmyyyyyy. <3
    I knew about 40% of this…..the other 60% was new to me. Cool cool. I could say smth about everything you said, but I'll limit it. 😛 First of all, you thought the south won the war…..xD I'm proud of you for embracing the best culture ever – southern. x) Also…your fav verse is about grey hairs?? Does that mean the you have attained grey hairs from being my mommy. xD

  14. Mr. Bent Paws

    FUDGE!!! Yeah, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is amazing. Have you heard of Old Yeller?

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