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Jasmine Ivey

Lathrop High sophomore

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Jasmine Ivey

Lathrop High School sophomore Jasmine Ivey.


POSTED February 11, 2012 12:37 a.m.

Name: Jasmine Ivey

School: Lathrop High

Grade: Sophomore (10th grade).

Born: Nov. 26, 1995 in Eugene, Ore.

Age: 16

Parents: Heather O’Hare and Kevin Tayse.

Grade point average: 3.75.

Favorite class: Spanish.

High school activities: Wrestling, cheerleading, track and field, and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

How I got into wrestling: Some guy told me I couldn’t do it. I’m proving him wrong.

How do you juggle such a busy schedule: I’m thankful to have teachers who are supportive of me. They’re always helpful in making sure things turn out.

Elementary school: I went to Mossdale School for seventh- and eighth- grade years.

How long have you lived in Lathrop: Three years.

Favorite teacher and why: My JROTC instructor Venjie Gose. His leadership role is what helped shape me.

What I learned from my parents: My mom says that I should always be independent.

Plans for the future: I would love to go to West Point or Harvard (after high school). If not, I’d like to continue wrestling in college.

Favorite food: Tacos.

Favorite time of the year: I always look forward to Christmas.

Best gift ever: Just being with family (for the holidays).

Favorite book: “Band of  Brothers.”

Favorite movie: “Go Little Mermaid.” I know it’s a kid’s movie. But I still like it.

Favorite actor and why: Brad Pitt, because he’s cute.

Favorite song: “When the Sand Runs Out,” by Rascal Flatts.

Favorite musical group: Rascal Flatts.

What do you like about Lathrop: The community – It’s a small town but we have fun.

Favorite vacation: Going back to visit Oregon. We go to see family in Eugene.

Who do you admire: My mom – she really motivates me to do my best (in everything).

Favorite sport other than wrestling: Gymnastics. I used to enjoy doing the balance beam. I took first place in the state meet when I was age 9 (in Oregon).

Best advice you can give someone: Don’t ever accept failure.

What do you want to be when you grow up: I’m interested in architecture.

Who is your best friend: Alexandria O’Dell.

What do you and your friends enjoy doing for fun: We enjoy just kicking back and watching movies.

What’s your favorite school lunch: Pizza.

What’s your favorite TV show or shows: “Three Little Liars” (a teen mystery drama / thriller) and “The Nine Lives of Chloe King.”

Do you drive: I do but I have just my permit. I’m planning to go for my driver’s license (test) soon.

— Vince Rembulat

staff reporter

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