Jasmine Mitchell is just a few months away from graduating from the University of Texas at Austin as an Arts and Entertainment Technologies major. She has drawn heavily on her experience growing up in North East ISD schools while at college.
Jasmine went to Stahl Elementary School, Harris Middle School and Madison High School, where she graduated in 2020. The pandemic made her senior year an incredible challenge, but she learned from it.
“Half of my senior year was canceled, including prom and graduation ceremonies. While this was definitely unfortunate, it taught me how to be adaptable to sudden changes. A lot of the classes taught me how to work well with others and manage my time efficiently. This has helped me a lot in college.”
One thing hasn’t changed, and that is Jasmine’s love for all things art. One of her favorite memories is touring the annual Night Gallery inside Littleton Gym, where art from high school students across our District is on display. At Harris, she was President of the National Junior Art Honor Society and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. At Madison, she was Secretary of the Interact Club, Secretary of the National Art Honor Society, and a member of the National Honor Society.
Another constant during her experience at NEISD was the incredible teachers.
“One of my favorite teachers at Harris was Karen Fox. I had her for art class three years in a row, and I credit her for inspiring my love of art and teaching me the fundamentals.
Sheriden DeCastro was my GT English Teacher at Harris. I feel that I am a more proficient writer today because of her guidance.
At Madison, Jessica Cardenas was my art teacher for two classes, including AP Studio Art. She really pushed me to further improve my skills and develop my portfolio to get a 5 on the AP Exam.”
After graduation, Jasmine plans to pursue a career in the video game or comics industry.
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