Jasmine ('Jazzey') is an 18 year old honors graduate from Hopkins High School who plans to attend Norfolk State University in Virginia to study business and
communications. Jasmine will also pursue her interests in the performing arts. She is an accomplished singer and actress who's energy and talent landed her a role in the Broadway hit ‘THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS’ where she performed at the historic Apollo Theater in New York, the Ordway Center in St. Paul and overseas in Vienna Austria. She has recorded with the McPhail Community Choir, performed in a featured video on 106 & Park with the group E.L.I.T.E. and currently serves in the Progressive Baptist Church youth choir & hip hop dance Ministry. Jasmine's answer to this year's Gateway to Opportunity Scholarship Awards essay question earned her a $1,000 scholarship to support her college plans.