Joo Baek - MHS

Joo Baek
Memorial High School
College/School: University of Texas-Pan American
Career Goal: Pre-Dental Studies


Joo Baek writes that she always dreamed of becoming a dentist, but a dentist that cares about the whole patient. She hopes to go to Africa on a mission trip one day to help people who are struggling.
She was in the marching and concert bands for four years, serving as a section leader for flutes.

She was an active member of Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) spending three days a week shadowing nurses at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital. She volunteered at the Korean Community School and in the summer at the HOPE Clinic, too.

Joo’s English teacher describes her as self-directed, disciplined and quick to pick up any new concept. Her academic record and her work ethic are both excellent. She plans to major in the Pre-Dental Studies program at the University of Texas-Pan American.

2013 Diane Jackson Scholarship Winner
A longtime employee of Spring Branch ISD, Diane Jackson was a dear friend to many here and in Austin. She was a staunch supporter of public education and passionate advocate for SBISD. She spent many of her days every two years in Austin during the Texas Legislature, helping the district and state lawmakers remain connected. She died three years ago, but her friends and co-workers have kept her spirit alive by continuing to honor graduating seniors with scholarships in her name.

 Diane herself left a financial gift to SBEF for this very purpose.

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