Jensen (Bosarge) Jacquet
Secondary English Education
Where are you now?
Center Hill High School
Tell us about yourself.
I've lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast my whole life. I graduated from d'Iberville High School. Most of my childhood was spent playing school, teaching my stuffed animals, dolls, and reluctant cousins. So as it came time to decide what I should do for the rest of my life, teaching was definitely one of my top options.
I was born into a family of educators, but it was actually one of my English teachers that inspired me to join the profession. Mrs. Payne was my English I and English III AP teacher. She proved that English can be fun and easy depending on the delivery that it is taught. I loved her teaching style and genuine care for her students. She gave me advice on college majors and support through my decisions. She inspired me to become an English teacher in hope that I, too, can become an inspiration to others.
I am currently teaching at Center Hill High School where I was Teacher of the Month for March 2019, and serve as Beta Club Sponsor and Junior Class Co-Sponsor. I previously taught at Byhalia High School: Teacher of the Month September 2018.
I am on track to graduate from University of Memphis in December 2019 with a Masters of Science in Educational Psychology and Research. I am actually hoping to complete my thesis in the fall on the impact of METP on the critical teacher shortage in Mississippi.
METP has still been such a blessing financially. It has also served as a network, as I still keep in contact with other first-years from both State and Ole Miss. It means something to employers, as well as to co-workers and students.
Why is the MET scholarship meaningful to you?
This scholarship meant so much to me. Without it, I would not have been able to attend Mississippi State. It presented so many opportunities to me that I would not have had before. I will be forever grateful to the founders and donors.
What made you choose Mississippi State University?
I chose MSU because I fell in love in love with the campus during Super Bulldog Weekend 2008. My dad graduated from MSU, and he always spoke highly of his time here. The campus has such a great atmosphere, and even after just a few months, I cannot imagine myself at any other university.
What activities or organizations were you a part of?
I was involved with the Maroon Volunteer Center. I participated in Service Dawgs and I regularly volunteered at the Oktibbeha Humane Society.