St. Joe Scoop: Jessica Smith, senior homecoming maid

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Bianca McCarty, Co-editor

Last week, the results of the homecoming court election were announced. Maids were chosen by their fellow St. Joe students to represent them on the 2020 homecoming court. The freshmen, sophomores, and juniors each chose two maids, while the senior class chose four.

Out of the four senior maids, one will be chosen to be St. Joe’s 2020 homecoming queen. The Bear Facts sat down with Jessica Smith, one of four senior maids, for a Q&A session.


The Bear Facts: What was your reaction when you heard about being on the homecoming court?

Jessica Smith: I was thrilled when I heard about being on the homecoming court! I feel that it is such an honor to be trusted by my friends and classmates to represent the great class of 2021.

The Bear Facts: Have you ever been on homecoming court before, if so which years?

Smith: Although I have never been on homecoming court before,I have always enjoyed participating in the homecoming festivities each year.

The Bear Facts: What are some activities that you participate in at St. Joe?

Smith: I have enjoyed participating in many activities at St. Joe beginning in the seventh grade to include swim team, color guard, softball, track, basketball, choir, band, theater, and Latin club, just to name a few. BruinTHON is always a favorite of mine. If you don’t see me on the field/stage, you will usually find me in the stands/audience cheering on my fellow Bruins. Not only do I love to participate as a team member, cheering on my fellow Bruins is a favorite activity for me. 

The Bear Facts: How long have you been at St. Joe?

Smith: This is my 6th year at St. Joe. When I started 7th grade at St. Joe, I joined the amazing Bruin family. Right from the start, the Bruin Swim team took me in and helped me become part of the St Joe family.

The Bear Facts: What do you like the most about homecoming?

Smith: My favorite part of homecoming is seeing all of us have fun together and bond over our passion and love for St. Joe. It is wonderful to see so many generations of Bruins gather back home. 

The Bear Facts: What does being a Bruin mean to you?

Smith: To me, being a Bruin means being part of a wonderful family. Everyone is accepted, included, and loved at St. Joe.

This has been the first of a series of special “St. Joe Scoops” by The Bear Facts. The next editions will  feature the other three senior maids.

Jessica Smith