Adriiana Jackson Inspired to Impact the World
Houston, Texas: At the “Girls Impact The World” Film Festival, held at Harvard University, Adriiana Jackson was presented with the People's Choice Award and a scholarship for her film “What's L.O.V.E.” As a top 15 finalist, Jackson was invited to attend the festival in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The “Girls Impact The World” competition was based on the premise that, in any given culture, women and girls are best suited to address the issues directly facing them. With this in mind, Harvard University invited high school and undergraduate students from around the world to submit a three to five minute video addressing a variety of issues with which women are faced. Many topics were covered, including poverty, health care, teen marriage, and other persistent problems.
Jackson, a junior at North Shore Senior High, saw the invitation to enter the contest while searching for scholarship information. She enjoys filming and acting, and believed the opportunity to empower other young women around the world would be a meaningful experience. When she received the People's Choice Award, her efforts were rewarded. “It made me feel good that my work was the most viewed… the most liked,” Jackson said. More important, however, is the inspiration she gained through the process. “A lot of girls don't realize how much we can impact the world. I learned if women and girls can come together like we did at Harvard, then the world could become a better place. I want to move that notion forward,” she commented.
Jackson aims to continue her education at Harvard, Rice, or Baylor, where she hopes to play basketball and major in physical therapy. Her career plan is to become a physical therapist.
Pictured: Adriiana Jackson
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