Jacob Scott has been playing basketball since he was a young boy, and basketball was one of the reasons he came to WKCTC in fall 2012. But basketball isn’t the only thing that’s important to Scott when it comes to his education. Making good grades, being involved in student events and organizations, and being a positive role model for his fellow students are high on his priority list as well.
When Jacob graduated from Webster County High School, playing basketball for the West Kentucky Stars was first on his mind. But during his time at WKCTC, he has branched out to be an active member of campus in other areas.
“Being a part of the team, and the discipline I've learned on the court has also helped me in other aspects of college to succeed in the classroom, as well as develop a unique personality of a leader. Being a basketball player isn't just ‘playing the game,’ it is also about making the grades to play, hence the term Student Athlete; academics come first!”
He was elected as the secretary/treasurer of the Student Government Association. “It was so heart-warming to feel wanted in a new place. It was very nice to be placed in a position where I could feel comfortable and meet all kinds of new and highly important people, which made it feel more like a HOME atmosphere! SGA has allowed me to meet people and make friendships that will last forever.”
In his free time, Jacob also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, participates in local read programs, and performs skits at local libraries for young children.
Jacob is working toward his Associate in Arts degree with plans to transfer to a four-year university to obtain a degree in speech pathology.