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The life of Sharrell Jones

A photo of Sharrell Jones.

Churchland High School freshman Sharrell Jones is a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America {DECA} and an A honor roll student.

People wonder how she has time to manage everything.

“I like to set a timer for certain things and have created a routine for myself so I can stay on track and not procrastinate,” she says.

Sharrell has moved a lot growing up. Having to adapt to new environments and changes is a big deal.

“I moved to Portsmouth around third grade around 7-8 years ago. Before Churchland High, I did virtual school for 2 ½ years in Richmond, Virginia.”

Sharrell Jones is also known as a member of the Distributive Education Club of America. She first joined in 2022 due to her Fashion and Marketing teacher.

“I first heard about DECA through my fashion teacher, Ms. Govan. What inspired me to join the club was knowing that I had an opportunity to know and use my leadership and entrepreneurship skills along with the ability to make friends as well.”

However, being in a club along with trying to maintain a GPA of 4.1 can be stressful. Instead of choosing to give up, Sharrell decided to find a way to deal with all of the stress and pressure.

“When I am burned out, I tend to make better solutions to my problems. For instance, when I am stressed about something I make myself a day where I can try to focus on making myself better or what could lead me to have a better outcome.”

Sharrell also loves to journal out the problems that she may have to face.

“I also like creating different goals and writing my problems in my journal.”

People also wanted to know what motivates Sharrell to keep on going when things get overwhelming.

“Thinking about changing for the better and making my family proud of me is my motivation,” she said.

There is one particular quote Sharrell picked out that she said relates to her life: ‘You´ve done it before, and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination’ - Ralph Marston.”

At the end of the day, Sharrell, all of her friends, and her teachers are very proud of her. Sharrell proves that you can do anything as long as you put your mind to it and never give up on the goals that you have set for yourself.

Photo courtesy of Sharrell Jones


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