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Into the eyes of Jessica


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Kind. Calm. Powerful. Smart. Hilarious. Talented. Loving. Smart. These eight words embodied Jessica Confer, senior.

Jessica has been going to school in St. Francis since preschool, and said she is very happy to graduate from here before she goes off to Fort Hays State University next fall. She said she has had many great memories from high school.

“When I was a freshman, I was in the band room and Sydney Sundstrom came running in and she didn't see my feet sticking out and she tripped and fell and she laid there almost the whole class period. We could not stop laughing,” said Confer.  Confer said her sophomore year has been her favorite year of high school because “I loved all my classes and it was just a very memorable year for me.”

Confer plans on majoring in education, and then getting her master’s degree so she can be an administrator. She wants to start out as a teacher, preferably fourth or fifth grade, then work her way up to superintendent or principal. She picked FHSU because she said she feels like it is the best fit for her.

Confer’s Volleyball Coach ShayLinn Zweygardt said she enjoys having Jessica as a player, because she is “an amazing volleyball player” and “she is also a great team player that encourages others and tries to bring energy when the team is down.”

Lindsey Johnson, senior, said she enjoys being around Jessica because they have been close since preschool and “she gets my weirdness.”  

Lauren Johnson, senior, said that she like being around Jessica because they can always joke around and she always has Lauren laughing.

Confer’s mom, JeanAnn Confer, was her grade school music teacher and she loved having her as a teacher.

“Sometimes she embarrassed me,” said Confer, “but other that that she was a lot of fun.”

This summer her mom went through chemo and she helped her as much as she could.

“She helps and supports me so much and it was my turn to help her.” said Confer.  

When Confer found out that her mom had stage three cancer her first reaction was disbelief. She quickly realized that her mom wouldn’t be able to make it to a lot of her activities.

“I had to take a lot of responsibility with the cooking and cleaning around the house to help her out,” said Confer.

All in all, Confer has had to grow up quickly, but it has only strengthened her to become the individual she is today.  

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