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Jenna Shallop is the student of the month for October.

Jenna Shallop, a junior in the Agricultural Science Program, has been selected as Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s (SCVTHS) Student of the Month for October 2019. Jenna is the daughter of Anthony and Heidi Shallop of South Bound Brook.

SCVTHS Spanish Instructor Mr. Guillermo Reina nominated Jenna for the Student of the Month award because, “Jenna is truly a leader in my class. Since the first class, she is engaged in every lesson with great participation and helping other students in her group. She is a happy student, always with a smile and eager to learn.”

SCVTHS Agricultural Sciences Instructor Mr. Erik Fargo added, “One of the most impressive talents Jenna has is always being helpful to peers and visitors. Jenna has demonstrated the ability to educate and connect with visitors multiple times when showing off the program in a warm, inviting, and educational manner. She is an excellent student ambassador for the program and school. Jenna also brings valuable perspective and depth to class discussions enriching classroom experiences for all. She has done well in our FFA chapter serving as FFA Chapter Treasurer and earning two honorary FFA degrees.”

At SCVTHS, Jenna is a three sport athlete competing in soccer, basketball and softball. Last winter, Jenna served as captain of the girls’ team JV basketball team. Jenna also participates in the school’s student council, FFA and Rotary clubs. At her sending district of Bound Brook, Jenna is a member of the Drama Club. Additionally, Jenna has been a recipient of the FFA Greenhand Degree, FFA Chapter Degree and the New Jersey FFA Outstanding Greenhand Award.

Outside of school, Jenna participates in Scouts BSA, trains her three dogs and takes care of her younger siblings. Jenna’s future plans including furthering her education at a four-year college, while also participating in their Navy ROTC program. After college, Jenna then plans on enlisting in the United States Navy.

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