October Senior of the Month

Standout Highland Park High School Senior Jaqui Ortega Selected as October Senior of the Month
Posted on 10/14/2021

Jaqui Ortega, a standout senior from Highland Park High School, was selected as the October 2021 Senior of the Month. Jaqui was recognized by the Topeka Public Schools Board of Education on October 7.

Jaqui has accomplished many feats during her tenure at Topeka Public Schools. She excels academically, while also finding success and happiness in band, choir, theatre, journalism, cheer, Girl Up, and many other activities.

 Earlier this year, Jaqui went viral for her "You're Beautiful" video project. The video featured Jaqui recording student reactions as she told them, “You’re beautiful.” The reactions were positive and heartfelt, causing the video to spread widely on social media and be featured by numerous news outlets.

 The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) was so impressed with her project, they invited Jaqui to present at their July 2021 meeting.

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