A humble student who practices medicine

SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – Jackson Shander is no ordinary student at Yankton High School and has a 4.17 GPA.

“He is an excellent student. He is an intelligent young man. He is extremely humble. He is the type of student who shies away from attention and hides his light under a bushel. He is a very humble young man. Very well reasoned,” said AP US history teacher Douglas Heer.

He credits his teachers for his success at school.

“The teachers are very engaged with all the students and everyone is very close and learning here is very easy,” Jackson Shander said.

Jackson enjoys participating in Acapella Choir, All-State Choir and National Honor Society.

“They push you, which allows you to engage more with the material. And allows you to learn a lot better. When teachers don’t work with you, you don’t want to work. But when they get more involved and push you to progress, you want to do it more,” Shander said.

He feels ready for his next step in further education.

“I feel like Yankton prepared me for college. Of course, it won’t be easy, but it will challenge me in a good way,” Shander said.

He plans to attend Augustana University and pursue a career in medicine.

“He’s definitely capable of choosing his own career path and being successful in whatever he chooses to do,” Douglas said.

“When I leave Auguie, I hope I can go to the exact schools or I haven’t gone to school yet, I want to stay in South Dakota, at USD medical school, and hopefully study to be a surgeon,” he said. Sander.

He credits his classmates and teachers for pushing him to be a better student.

“Jackson comes from a class where they challenge each other to push the envelope, if you will. A little bit further. We read about him. He’s going to make a splash,” Douglas said.

The Latest

To Top