Academic Spotlight

Seal excels in all areas of endeavor, even in her leisure


Jayci Seal is finishing up her junior year but has big plans between the end of this school year and the beginning of her final year in the halls of White County High School.

Seal, who boasts a 3.7 GPA and is in White County High School’s Nursing Services program of study, has been accepted into the Joint Science & Technology Institute West. The program is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related camp that is sponsored through Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Seal is one of only 36 applicants across the United States that were accepted to JSTI-West and, as such, will spend two weeks at the University of New Mexico this summer where she will study advanced STEM related projects.

This isn’t the first time that Seal has been involved in summertime STEM projects. As a middle school student, she was accepted to JSTI-East and spent time studying forensic chemistry before entering White County High School.

Seal is a standout at WCHS as a member of both the school’s BETA Club and Student Council, where she was elected by her peers as the Junior Class President.

While she has also already begun earning college credits through White County’s dual enrollment programs and has earned credits in History through Motlow State Community College, Seal also understands the importance of giving her mind a rest and enjoys hiking and singing as leisure activities to keep herself balanced. As a testament to her commitment to excellence in all things, Seal has been honored to sing the National Anthem for the Nashville Sounds as well as at more than one David Lipscomb University sporting event.

“Jayci is one of the most hard-working students I [have] had the pleasure of teaching. She is also one of the kindest souls I have ever met. She always has a smile on her face and loves helping others,” Kathryn Gately, one of Seals’ WCHS teachers said. “This sweet girl is going to do amazing things in the future.”    


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