My name is Jennie Cross and I just finished my first year at Jamestown Community College. I graduated from Jamestown High School in 2012 and I am a recipient of the USA Scholarship. Right now I am working on getting my associate’s degree in fine arts: music, and then I plan to transfer to another four year school to continue getting my bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in flute.
Besides playing my flute, I also love to sing and dance! Last year I was a part of JCC’s fall musical Legally Blonde. I played a super fun and peppy cheerleader named Serena and I had so much fun being a part of the show and meeting new people. Now, we are getting ready to start preparations for this year’s fall musical Anything Goes! (Finally!) Early auditions will be on June 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre and I highly encourage anyone who is interested to attend! As the production comes closer, you can be sure I will be involved and writing about my experiences with it here!
When I first started my college search, I didn’t really know where to begin. So I applied to JCC early on in my senior year just to be safe. As I started looking into the other colleges I was interested in, I realized how expensive everything was! It soon became clear to me that the best road to take was going to JCC for at least a year because I could attend tuition free on the USA Scholarship. I originally only planned to stay for one year, but then I realized that if I stayed for three semesters, I could get my associate’s degree and automatically receive junior status when I transfer. Also being able to stay and do another musical didn’t hurt either! Since being at JCC, I’ve gotten involved with Student Ambassadors, which was probably one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I have met so many people this way and I really feel like I belong here, since I’ve learned so much through my job. As an ambassador I give tours to prospective students and also work at promotional events like campus open houses. Being an ambassador also led me here, to blogging!
I am excited to be able to share my experiences here at JCC through my blogs, and I hope you enjoy hearing about them!