“Jalen has been an absolute pleasure to have in class for the past two years. He embraces the qualities of a life-long learner with his openness, curiosity, and desire for self-improvement. In addition to the academic growth that I have witnessed over two years, Jalen continues to be a bright spot to everyone he encounters.
“His welcoming and caring nature makes everyone feel included. I cannot recall a morning where Jalen did not greet his peers (and teachers) with a smile. His amazing attitude, perseverance, and integrity are assets that will serve Jalen well in higher education and beyond.
“Jalen will be greatly missed on MPA’s campus, but it is now time for his next chapter. Jalen, you got this!”
— English teacher Eileen Kicmal