Posted by Erica Cornette /
High School: Butler Traditional High School
College Choice: Kentucky State University
Jakobe Thompson is a senior at Butler Traditional High School. He has been a Whitney M. YOUNG Scholar since the 7th grade. Jakobe takes pride in being a positive role model for his younger brothers, who also aspire to become Scholars.
Throughout high school, Jakobe maintained a weighted 3.4 GPA and has had perfect attendance. Jakobe is also a student ambassador, representing his school for the annual Jefferson County Public Schools Showcase of Schools.
Jakobe volunteered more than 30 community service hours for nonprofit organizations, including s the Louisville Red Cross and The Lord’s Kitchen. He also volunteers his time helping younger kids with their schoolwork at area community centers.
Jakobe plans to attend Kentucky State University this fall. He hopes to one day pursue a career in aviation.