Howdy, my name is Jamie Drake. I am currently attending Eastern High School as a junior. I am in the Eastern High Concert Band and I am also a varsity cheerleader. I play the trumpet and the violin. I take private violin lessons at Ohio University. I have also been in vollyball and track.
During the summer, I stay busy with various 4-H activities. I show market steers and market lambs. I have taken projects ranging from geneaology to sewing. I am the President of the Pioneers 4-H Club and Secretary of the Country Club 4-H Club.
I also work as a counsler at Amercian Association of University Women Be-Wise Math and Science camp for one week during June. I am in charge of 20 junior high school aged teenagers.
I participated in Ohio University Governor's Scholars Program in July of 1996. I was in the architecture program. I built a scale model of a 16x16 cabin with a cross style roof. I had a lot of fun in this program and met a tremendous amount of people from as far as Lancaster.
I am currently the President of the Meigs County Teen Youth Board sponsored by the Public liberary. We plan activities for the youth throughout the community. We have sponsored writing contests, lock-ins, talent shows, kid festivals, and various contests. The Teen Youth Board is made up of 3 representives from Meigs, Eastern,and Southern High Schools.
Recently, as part of the Eastern High School Concert Band, I participated in Grand National Band Competition held in Chattanooga Tennessee. I thought Tennessee was beautiful. We visited Ruby Falls, went on a river boat ride, and stayed in the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel. We also took a train ride. This was very interesting because we went through the only u-shaped train tunnel in the U.S..It took us a long time to get there but it was definatly worth it.
Some of my favorite hobbies or pastimes include; woodworking, seorfing on the internet, playing my violin, cooking--especially exotic and new things, sewing, cheering, dancing, collecting "Wizard of OZ" things, and being with my friends.
One of the things I especially enjoy, but dosen't classify as a hobby, is going to school and learning new things. Some of my most favorite classes are Geometry, Biology, Drafting, and Woodshop. After I graduate I would like to attend Ohio University for medicine, psychology, agriculture, or civil engineering. But, I guess I have a little while left to decide. If I decide to go into medicine or agriculture, I would like to finish up at Ohio State University.
I enjoy reading classic novels like "The Grapes of Wrath" (that's my favorite) and books by Steven King. I like to go to the movies. One of my favorite movies (besides Wizard of OZ) is Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. My favorite TV show is Antimaniacs, especially Pinky and The Brain. I also like Friends. My favorite color is Blue.
Well that's all I can think of to write about myself for now --so---GOD BLESS!!!