Meet Jazzera: A Dorson Scholar

Meet Jazzera! She is a talented Writer who enjoys conversation and the fantasy world where magic and dragons are real. Jazzera is an avid reader and writer; she is often found with her face buried in a book.

Get to know her by her Q&A below.

What are some of your hobbies?

Some of my hobbies include writing fan fiction or one-shots,

creating story lines in Sims 4, playing volleyball, and drawing.

What genre of music do you like?

The genre of music that I like is country music, pop, musical theatre, classical, and easy listening.

What is your favorite movie?

I actually have three favorite movies. Fairy Tail Dragon Cry, My Hero Academia Heroes Rising, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Who is your favorite actor/artist/celebrity? Why?

My favorite actress is Emma Watson because she played Hermione in the Harry Potter movie series and she also played Belle in the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie. She is also my idol and an activist that I can get behind. She is not afraid to speak her mind and she is one of the most brilliant minds out there. She encourages freedom, humility, and strength. To me, she is a warrior because she is not afraid to be herself and she is a role model to young girls everywhere as well as an inspiration.

If you use social media, which is your most preferred?

My most preferred social media are TikTok, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Cake or ice cream?

I choose Ice Cream.

Would you like to live to 100? Why or why not?

I would like to live to 100 because I feel like the world has so much to offer and I want to spend every second of my life to do something great and make a name for myself as an activist and I want to be able to go out with a bang, but mostly, because I want to explore every inch of this world and discover its secrets.

If you won 1 million dollars today, what would you do with it?

If I won a million dollars, I would create a college fund for myself, so I can afford to go to college, but I would also invest money in my younger brother, who wants to be a music artist. I want him to get even closer to achieving his dreams.

If you could choose a superpower, what would you choose?

I would choose Emblem Magic. Users of this type of magic can create a "light emblem" that works as a platform for mixing energy that the user collects from the environment (generally energy dispersed in the environment) and their own life-force and then using the result for various purposes, like lighting a dark room, creating personal/special equipment (like weapons, armor, vehicle, etc.) or various types of attacks (from energy attacks to elemental ones).

Who/What is your inspiration? Why?

My inspiration is Emma Watson. She is my inspiration because when I was little, I used to watch the Harry Potter movies a lot and Emma Watson, who portrayed the character of Hermione, particularly stood out to me because she is living proof that a girl does not need to just sit still and look pretty, and that girls all around can be warriors, too. She is a feminist and an activist and she has been my role model for years. She is actually one of the main reasons that I decided to become a writer. I wanted to create a story line for female protagonists that showcased what women are capable of.

If you could send a message to your 30 year old self, what would it be?

If I could send a message to my 30-year-old self, I would tell her to never stop writing and to never stop pursuing her dreams no matter how much life pushes her down and whatever has happened in the future, I will support her through all of it.

What are your three greatest takeaways from the Dorson Scholars Program after completing year one?

My three greatest takeaways from the Dorson Scholars after completing year one is learning how to make a proper resume, taking part in events such as Feeding the Homeless, Toys for Tots Drive, and the Networking event, but my biggest takeaway was meeting my fellow scholars and befriending each and every one of them.

You did an informational interview with Wendy, a Writer. What were the biggest takeaways from that interview?

I feel like my biggest takeaway from that interview was just being able to come in contact with an Author. That was a great experience, and she taught me a lot about writing a book. She also gave me suggestions after reading a snippet of my book and I have been utilizing those suggestions and information she has given me. She is an amazing author and such an amazing person.

You won third place in your school’s writing competition. Was this your first writing competition? What was that like?

This was not my first writing competition, but it was still an amazing experience. I’ve been in three different school writing competitions when I was in middle school and I wrote a new story for each of those, but this was different. In this competition, I took a chapter from a book that I was already working on. I did that because I wanted to know if my writing had improved since middle school. It was a risk, but I gladly took it. I never thought that I would get third place out of all those other entries, but I did and I was satisfied to a point, but I also knew that I still have a long way to go.

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