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Teen Spotlight: Jimmie Thompson

Teen Spotlight: Jimmie Thompson

stats: 17, Junior at Saint James School


  • Communications Office Student Photographer
  • Drama Club Vice President
  • Varsity Soccer Sportsmanship Award Recipient
  • Arrow of Light Award, Boy Scouts of America

quotable: “Always be yourself and don’t worry about what others think about you. Your real friends will support you throughout whatever.”

his story: Jimmie shared that his favorite part about attending Saint James is “the wide range of opportunities and benefits that come with simply being a student. The community at the school is great and there is such a nice environment. The teachers help us with our work and give us plenty of resources to be successful.” He participates in many extracurriculars at his school, such as Football, Track, Soccer, Drama Club, Tri-Music Club, Theater, and Photography. He had this advice for incoming high school freshmen, “I would love to let entering high school students know to enjoy the journey of high school. Make as many friends as possible and stay open to new experiences.”

what’s next: Jimmie shared that he wants to be a Sports Psychologist because “I suffered a concussion in August of 2021, and I struggled to get back on track physically and mentally. I want to help others understand that help is available and it’s important to reach out for assistance.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: Jimmie is proud of how his family all supports one another. He shared, “My parents have definitely provided the most inspiration in my life. They have taught me to stay open minded and respectful and to fight for what I believe in.”

parent’s perspective: Jimmie’s parents, Lucretia and Jimmie Thompson III, shared, “We admire Jimmie’s willingness to always support others and treat everyone the way he wants to be treated. He is a very caring young man. He is not afraid to try new ideas, he is creative and has a keen eye for detail. He is also an awesome photographer.”

parent-to-parent: Lucretia and Jimmie had this advice for other parents, “Support your child in all things. Encourage them to aim high and shoot for the stars. If you fall, get back up and try again.”

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