Today we are highlighting Jessica Patterson for today’s BCS alumni post. Jessica attended Baymonte preschool through eighth grade and is currently back at Baymonte working in our preschool as she finishes up her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy at SJSU. Here’s what she had to say about her time at Baymonte:
I truly am grateful to have been raised in the Baymonte community from preschool until 8th grade. I enjoyed many things about my time at Baymonte: the friendships I made and fostered as I grew up, some of the best teachers I still think about to this day, the field trips in elementary school and the big trips in middle school, and the nurturing environment that ensured I always felt loved and cared for.
I have a lot of fond memories from my time at Baymonte, but one of my highlights was the 7th grade missions trip to Rancho de Sus Ninos in Mexico. What an incredible experience it was to study another language for almost two years before getting the opportunity to practice speaking it with the children at Rancho and beyond, all while sharing the love of Jesus. That was my first missions trip and it certainly has not been my last. My family still sponsors the little one-year-old girl I bonded with during my time there. She has grown into a beautiful young lady who LOVES getting to see my dad each year as he visits with my uncle and the current group of 7th graders.
Baymonte has done a tremendous amount in preparing me for high school and beyond. The school instilled in me at an early age the drive I have to work hard in my academics in order to follow my dreams. That work ethic has gotten me through graduating in the top 15 of my high school class, graduating with a B.S. and honors from Cal Poly SLO, and is currently getting me through finishing up my Master of Science degree in occupational therapy at SJSU! I so am thankful for the incredible teachers and the academically driven environment that Baymonte gave me.