Meet Jasmine Tran, one of our scholarship recipients in 2019.
My name is Jasmine Tran and I am Berkner High School's Valedictorian for the Class of 2019! At Berkner, I truly wanted to make an impact in my community through my commitments to many organizations. In school, I was National Honor Society President, AP Ambassadors President, Key Club Vice-President, and Mu Alpha Theta Secretary. Additionally, my commitment to music has led me to be the principal violinist in the Symphony Orchestra, as well as a concert pianist outside of school. The joy music brings me is not without the joy it brings others. During high school, I invested my heart and time in organizing and performing in a string quartet for patients in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes all around Richardson to share the universal language of music to those who needed it.
 
In the fall, I will be attending Texas A&M University at College Station and majoring in Statistics with a minor in Bioinformatics and on the pre-medicine track towards medical school! Ever since I could remember, the medical field had always sparked an interest in me, but it was not until my battle with chronic pain and two reconstruction surgeries that Orthopedic Surgery came to be my career goal! My passion for medicine has granted me the opportunity to observe surgeons in the clinic and the operating room as well as earning a position as a Clinical Research Intern this Summer at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. My dedication, perseverance, and enthusiasm towards becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon are for one primary goal: To emulate the very surgeons that gave me back my life. After my battle, I could only focus on being that piece of hope for my patients just as my surgeons were that piece of hope for me.