1st Place Jessica Han, Age 15, Thousand Oaks
My name is Jessica Han. I am 15 years old, I live in Thousand Oaks, and I attend Newbury Park High School. I have been drawing since I can remember and art is a huge part of my life that I would never want to lose. My sister inspired me to first start taking art lessons and still inspires me today. I have always loved to sketch, but recently through my art class at high school I have also discovered the beauty in charcoal, chalk pastel, and ink.
I am the founder and president of the Newbury Park Speech and Debate Team. I compete in math competitions every year. Iím also on the golf team for Newbury Park. In my free time I enjoy running, swimming, kayaking, and watching TV.
All of my amazing art teachers have helped me come to where I am today. My teacher in high school, Mrs. Kaye, has broadened my horizons and changed the way I approach art. As of now, Iím not quite sure where my life will take me, but I know that I will find a way to incorporate art into it.