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Jennifer Permenter '21

Cornell University

“As a 12-year survivor, it is difficult to name just one way (Norfolk Academy has left a lasting impact). NA has fostered a sense of honor, commitment, and dedication in me.” 

Chesapeake Bay Fellow, Varsity Sailing (Captain), Varsity Crew (Captain)  

Three Words to Describe the Class of 2021: Unwavering, Determined, Adaptable 

Favorite Refectory Meal: Grilled Cheese 

Most Meaningful Activity  
I have loved being on the Sailing Team. I have done it every fall since seventh grade, and made countless memories and friends during practice and regatta trips. 

A Favorite Memory 
I enjoyed Paws for a Cause days in Middle School, as it led to my passion for helping others. I pursued this passion as President of the Reach/Interact Club, giving volunteer opportunities to as many people as I could. 
Reflections on Learning 
I absolutely love my Physics C class for the sense of community within it. The entire class strives to be better collectively, cultivating an atmosphere of determination. 
Influential Teacher-Coach 
Mrs. Mann has led me to think in new ways during math class, supported my club endeavors when she organized the clubs, and listened to my worries during advisee. I greatly appreciate being able to stop by her office to share good news or to get math help. 

Making Her Mark 
I created and led the Batten Leadership Program's Instagram page (@nabattenleadershipprogram), which I hope continues to enlighten the student body about current issues. The Fellows program delves into issues in such a way that I think everyone should have access to this wealth of knowledge. 

A Quick Word About Jennifer 
“Jennifer is a compassionate and diligent student. She combines her skills with a true sense of dedication to accomplish any task she sets out to perform. She is committed to her choices and has the highest level of integrity.” ~ Mrs. Margaret Mann, Jennifer’s Advisor, Math Teacher and Director of Student Activities  

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is… my study habits.