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Senior Stories: Jaedyn Patterson

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Senior Stories: Jaedyn Patterson

 

“Jaedyn is well-known around the school and has a smile that can brighten any room he walks into,” says Zach Hanson, Jaedyn’s math teacher at RHS. “He brings positivity and a strong work ethic to everything he does and works hard to ensure he is meeting the high standards he sets for himself.”

Jaedyn attributes his success to working hard and sticking to his goals every day. He is proud of the person he has become over the years and loves the people he surrounds himself with at school. “I love our community and everyone we have at the school,” he says. “From the students to the teachers and everyone who works at our school. It just makes the school feel welcoming and safe for everyone.”

Jaedyn plans to attend college, and his dream job is to become a kindergarten teacher. He also hopes to have a family someday, which comes from the positive impact his family has had on him in his life. “They’re very good people,” says Jaedyn. “They push me to be the best I can be every single day and it’s something that I greatly appreciate.”

In his spare time, Jaedyn loves playing basketball, spending time outdoors and reading. When asked what his least favorite part of school was, he joked that hearing all the teachers’ bad jokes was the worst part of the day. On a serious note, his teachers influenced his life in a major way. “All of my teachers have had a great impact on me. I love all of them, they all are great people,” he explains. “But the one who had the greatest impact on me is Madame Steele. She’s just a beautiful soul. She lets me rant to her about anything. Girl problems, basketball, and really just everything. I love her a lot and she has encouraged me to be the best person I can be.”

Jaedyn’s advice for freshmen is to never forget that people love and care about you. “It’s gonna be tough, but don’t lose yourself in it. And not just school work, but it can be mentally tough. You got this!”

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