Star student, athlete also shines as volunteer
Senior Jaleesa Chapel is a busy, well-rounded student, excelling in scholastic endeavors as well as sports. Her favorite class is culinary arts because she says she gets to “create a masterpiece from scratch and eat it afterward.” After school, Chapel relaxes by writing, playing music and drawing. She spends much of her spare time doing volunteer work, including walking for breast cancer awareness and helping with Toys for Tots.
SCHOOL: Dekaney High School in Spring ISD
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: GPA - 4.9/5.0 (honors and AP coursework); class rank 8 out of 572; Academic All-District; National Honor Society secretary; Future Business Leaders of America member; Basketball Defensive Player of the Year, 1st team all-district, state finalist; Track (regionals 3 years) USA track and field nationally ranked, third-place finisher; Breast Cancer Walk, Toys for Tots; Dekaney Ambassador; Dekaney mentor; band section leader; state gold medal in band
FAVORITE SONG: “Champion” by Chris Brown, featuring Chipmunk
FAVORITE WEBSITE: www.youtube.com
FAVORITE MOVIE: “A Christmas Story”
AMBITION: “My ambition is to fulfill my God-given purpose in life. Professionally, I would like to become a physical therapist, as I have a nurturing spirit, and I am interested in how the body works and helping people who are injured in their rehabilitation.”