Jacob Oliver

Sophomore Class Representative

Biography

I would really like to become more involved on campus and have a positive impact on our school and community. I feel like student senate is a great way to do this.

What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and high school? (list academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization).

  • High School
    • Eagle Scout
    • Swim team (sophomore-senior, captain senior year)
    • Soccer (sophomore-senor, captain of the bench)
    • Track (freshman-junior)
    • NHS ((sophomore-senior)
    • Academic Team (Senior)
    • Graduated 5th in my class with a 3.9 GPA
    • Life guard, job and volunteer (sophomore-senior)
    • Machine shop job shadow (senior)
  • College
    • Intermural soccer (freshman)
    • Recording secretary for Delta Tau Delta (sophomore)
    • Outdoor club (freshman-sophomore)
    • Cliffhanger club (freshman-sophomore, secretary sophomore year)
    • Dean’s list (freshman I term)
    • 2 time innovation quest champion (freshman)

What is the one trait you want people to know you for?

                I would say that the main trait people know me for is my positive attitude. It’s almost impossible to make me mad and I’m very good at getting along with different types of people. I also like to think I’m pretty funny and that helps.

What is your favorite quote/saying(s)

            We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents."- Bob Ross

What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?

                One thing I would like to see improved at Kettering is a better relation with surrounding colleges.  Kettering is a relatively small school and could benefit from more interactions with the surrounding colleges.  Combined community service events, social events, and resources could greatly improve our college experience.

What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?

                My biggest success was probably my Eagle Scout project.  It was a combination of leadership, perseverance, and community service.  I had to overcome a lot of challenges such as being shy and just staying in boy scouts long enough to achieve that goal. In the end it benefited my community and gave all of the younger scouts something to look up to.

                My biggest failure…  See Quotes.  My biggest happy accident was probably crashing my first car. I learned, one that my parents sometimes know what they are talking about, and two, that traffic laws are there for a reason.  It made me a much more mature person and made me live with a conscience of my action.

What is your motivation for wanting to represent student body via student Senate?

                Like I stated earlier I want to make a positive impact on the school and community.  I want to have a voice in what happens at the school I’m attending, not just leave it in the hands of others. I want to improve my leadership skills and help as many people as I can.