Jessica Brewster is a well-rounded student whose interests range from athletics to community service. She’s a stellar academic who has been described as a mature and compassionate person.
One of her major interests is marketing. Brewster has been involved with the DECA club, organizing a variety of events and projects. As one example, several fundraisers she helped organize raised more than $2,000 for Charity: Water, an organization that delivers drinkable water to developing countries.
She considers her contribution to Charity: Water the high point of her high school experience.
“It’s a cause I’m passionate about and I’m able to help,” she said.
Brewster has competed at state level through DECA, demonstrating her marketing and community service projects. She said the experience was very valuable because it taught her how to present ideas professionally.
“She is very driven and has the admirable ability to focus like a laser on the task at hand,” said John Selfors, DECA adviser and marketing teacher. “Her passion for learning, her faith and her sense of humor are infectious to her classmate and her teachers.”
Selfors has been teaching high school marketing and serving as DECA adviser for 18 years at Peninsula.
“In that time, I do not recall a more capable, mature, compassionate student than Jessica Brewster,” he said.
A leader by example, Brewster has been involved with the school’s leadership program, serving this year as an ASB senator.
“It’s fun and I wanted to be more involved in school,” she said.
After becoming involved with Young Life in eighth grade, Brewster wanted to give back by mentoring younger girls. She is serving as a leader for eighth-graders, going to camps and organizing activities.
“It’s been a great experience working with the girls,” she said. “I can help them work through some things and mentor them beyond Young Life.”
Camp supervisor Karen Sbory said Brewster is a self-starter who maintained a positive attitude throughout many long, arduous days.
“It was obvious to me that she is mature and wise beyond her years, and committed to excellence in whatever she chooses to pursue,” Sbory said.
Brewster has maintained an excellent GPA and said her academic success is based on her studies. She loves to study at a coffee shop or in groups with friends.
“I need the movement around me to study,” she said.
She plans to attend Western Washington University and study business administration, with a concentration in marketing. Brewster’s goal is to pursue a career in advertising, marketing or public relations.