Senior Spotlight Academics: Curious and Outgoing

Jordan Wenning is a senior at Perkiomen Valley and is also #2 in her class. She is a member of Science Olympiad who will be majoring in Biochemistry at Temple University. Her favorite subjects is science, namely Biology and Chemistry.

“I’m always curious about the world around us and I feel like science offers great explanations for why things are the way they are in nature. Also, no matter how many new things we discover, there is always more to learn about”, said Wenning.

“Be confident, or at least fake it ’til they make it. I struggled a lot with anxiety which held me back from making new friends and truly getting the best experience out of high school in 9th and 10th grade, but once I stopped worrying about what others thought about me, I became much more outgoing in class.” Wenning said when asked if she had any advice for incoming upperclassmen. Always asking questions also helped her to engage in whatever she was learning about.

Jordan’s  favorite PV memory was drawing on the steps by the bus loop with the Art Club.

“I was in 9th grade, and it was so fun as we all worked together to give each step a different design with sidewalk chalk.”

Art is her favorite hobby and it always made her feel awesome when she completed a group project like that. Her favorite class was Creative Writing with Mrs. Riehl. She never knew she loved writing poetry until she took that class, and even though she plans to major in  science, she is extremely creative.

“I found a new talent of mine and I got to share what I wrote with my classmates. We always bounced ideas off of each other, and I’ll never forget how supportive that environment was in honing my creative side!”

Jordan has won awards for her GPA being above a 4.3 every year and an award for Excellence in Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 10th grade. She also received an award for Social Studies and the Jazlynn May Award for Creative Writing at the Senior Awards.

“My secrets to success are taking classes based on my interests, completing all of my homework, and knowing my limits. You have to be interested in a topic in order to want to do well in the class.”

Despite how annoying homework can be, completing it is how she cemented what she’s learned in class.

She also expressed that “You can’t be perfect! … You might get a bad grade on a test or hate a class … Your mental health is more important than your grades, and at the end of the day it’s all about trying your best while maintaining your happiness.”