In the two years that I have known Jayme, I have seen her grow so much. She was new to Urban Pathways her junior year and seemed to be shy during the first few days of class. Then I had her for Pathways. Well, Jayme quickly broke (or should I say shattered to a million pieces) out of that shy shell. I had no idea what I was in for the next two years. Jayme’s high energy and fun loving attitude was always a delight towards the end of a long day. Although sometimes her random dancing while trying to focus the class on work was a bit distracting, it still made us smile. There was almost never a day that I saw Jayme that she didn’t have a smile across her face. Everytime I would see her, you couldn’t help but smile too. Her goofy and fun loving nature could easily make anyone smile, even on the most challenging days.
Over the course of two years, I have had the pleasure of seeing Jayme grow into a more mature young lady. She still kept her lively way, but knew when it was time to get serious. She became more independent with her course work, and started to go to her teachers anytime she needed support. I was amazed to see that the shy exterior still existed during class time, but she began to slowly crack that shell open and grow during class as well. I was always so proud of her when she would volunteer to read out loud, or join a class discussion. Jayme has come a long way in the short amount of time I have been able to get to know her. In her future journey, I know she will continue to grow. I can’t wait to see where life takes her. Jayme, keep smiling, and pass your joy on to the rest of the world!