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Jocelynn Dow

Jocelynn Dow, a 2021 graduate of Freehold High School in Freehold, New Jersey, is an artist, scholar, athlete, and activist. At FHS, Jocelynn served as class president, was a three-sport varsity athlete, and excelled academically as an AP Scholar and National Honor Society inductee with a 4.6 cumulative GPA. Jocelynn has dedicated herself to improving her community through volunteerism, completing well over 1,000 hours of service to date. She has been recognized and celebrated for her volunteerism locally, regionally, and even nationally via numerous Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. As an artist, Jocelynn wants her creations to inspire others and ignite change, bring communities together, and give an expressive voice to the unheard. Discovering her passion for art in elementary school, art has been the limn through which Jocelynn expresses herself. Through hard work and dedication, positivity, and commitment to others, Jocelynn aspires to help a new generation of young people find their voice to bring greater visibility and representation to women of color and marginalized groups everywhere. Jocelynn is pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree while minoring in both Africana studies and creative writing at the Honors College of Rutgers University as a student of Mason Gross School of the Arts.

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