Jade Howard, a senior at the King’s Academy, was chosen as one of only 170 students worldwide to spend four memorable weeks at Oxford University this summer earning college credit and preparing for her career as a pediatric surgeon.
Howard, 17, is from Greenacres and has attended the King’s Academy since sixth grade.
“I enjoyed meeting people from all over the world,” she said. “Being in London was exciting because of the diversity of cultures.”
Howard studied medical science and “Voyages in Afternoon Tea” — an exploration of English customs, rituals, trade and wars.
“My academic achievements at the King’s Academy and recommendations from teachers helped me get selected, and King’s prepared me for the experience by helping me structure and organize my time-management skills,” Jade explained. “Afternoon Tea was a unique and creative way to learn about English culture and history, while the medical science studies were exciting and challenging”
The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12th grade.
More information about the King’s Academy is available online at www.tka.net.
ABOVE: Jade Howard at Stonehenge.