Reporter bio: Jessica Ward

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Jessica Ward, rising sophomore at Aledo High School, at the 2022 camp.

Jessica Ward, 15, of Aledo, Texas  is a rising sophomore who is transferring from Aledo High School to the New Mexico Military Institute. She said she sped through the Harry Potter series in less than a week when she was in fourth grade. That memory is one of many that embody her lifelong interests in reading and writing. The Scheiffer Summer Journalism Camp is her first experience working with news media. She said she is going to boarding school in the fall in part because it offers a balance of academics, athletics and art. Her other interests include swimming, and both traditional and digital art. Ward lives in Aledo with her parents, her cat Lucy and her dog Finley.