Jazmin is a 15-year-old freshman at Bolsa Grande High School, where she participated in the cheer squad and choir ensemble for a period of time, and also takes part in the Track and Field team. Her love for the arts has given her the opportunity to participate in distinguished programs, such as the Garden Grove Unified School District’s G.A.T.E. Choir and Honor Orchestra. Jazmin has five years of instrumental instruction, four years of vocal training, and has also gained some experience playing the cello.

Five years ago, Jazmin discovered the importance of dance in her life and began training in classical ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical at the Colony of Performing Arts, where she currently participates in their tap competition group. In 2012, she was awarded the Thespis Scholarship, which granted her unlimited instruction in all areas of dance for one year. Some of Jazmin’s special performances include our very own Strawberry Festival and the Orange County Fair. Involvement with the Colony’s Company Dance Unlimited has given her the opportunity to appear in productions such as Santa’s Toy Shop, The Spring Show, and many other rewarding performances. She is now a demi-soloist and will continue her path through the ranks until she becomes a principal dancer.

Some of Jazmin’s special academic credits include the academic G.A.T.E. program throughout elementary and middle school, Honor Roll on all report card periods, the Academic Decathlon, and being selected Valedictorian at her eighth grade graduation ceremony. She has also been involved in the National Junior Honors Society and is currently recognized as an A.P. Scholar at the 9th grade level. Jazmin has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking all honors classes, and is striving for a 4.1.

Being selected as Miss Garden Grove’s Outstanding Teen 2012 has been Jazmin’s greatest achievement so far. She aspires to become an obstetrician or psychologist in the future and will also continue studying the performing arts.

With her platform, Substance Abuse Prevention, she aspires to change the way people view the average teenager.