Abby Jensen

A B B Y   J E N S E N

"A champion is someone who gets up when they can't."-Jack Dempsey



Welcome to my webpage! Here you can learn about me and my junior year. To view the projects I completed each semester, click on the links above. Enjoy!

In May 2003, in Hennepin County, MN, a little girl named Abigail Jensen was born. That's me; I prefer to go by Abby though. I lived in a little house in Coon Rapids with my mom and dad until I was 6 months old, when we moved to our current house in Saint Croix Falls, WI. When the house was built, it was a lone house at the end of a dirt cul-de-sac. Slowly, houses started to fill in the empty space, and the road finally became paved several years later, after my best friends were born: my sisters. After I had only been exploring the world around me for a year and a half, my younger sister Aleah came into my life, and for that I am ever so grateful. Since the day she was born, we have been inseparable. As toddlers, we would run around holding hands, dressed as the princesses we thought we were, causing mischief from time to time. As if the two of us weren't enough to handle, Aleah and I were succeeded by our youngest sister, Ilie, in 2007. The three of us are an anomaly compared to other siblings, in the sense that we get along impressively well. We would even sleep on the floor in the doorways to our rooms just to be with each other.


This idea of doing anything for those you love has stuck with me since I was young. I believe that God puts people in our lives for a reason, and if they are a blessing, we should show appreciation in every way possible. Along with this, I feel that it is important to follow the path that one thinks is best, rather than following the most travelled path, just like my parents did when they built our house. Having the courage to do this is important in order to be the best person one can be. I also believe in Philippians 4:13- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." With this strength, I am a runner, a powerlifter, a musician, and an all-around hard worker. I run cross country and track, enjoying the prior over the latter because of the strong team aspect. My cross country team has endless fun together while we suffer through the tough practices and meets, making lots of memories as we go. Sandwiched in between the two running seasons is the sport I live for: powerlifting. Last year I took second place at the WHSPA state meet in the 56-kilogram weight class, setting a state squat record of 115 kilograms for that class. To see the state results in kilograms, click on the link above. I only started competing last year as a sophomore, due to SCF High School's lack of a powerlifting team, but I've been lifting since middle school. My favorite part about it is the raw strength, power, and effort it takes. It's based on pure hard work, and it's really just a competition against oneself. On the contrary, I am a part of the band, which is completely based on teamwork. I play the flute, and I am a drum major during marching band season. Outside of band, I play the piano and am a soprano in choir and Chamber Singers. My other extracurricular activities consist of student council, NHS, Spirit of Excellence Committee, and Clowns. I am also employed at Wild Mountain for both the summer and winter seasons, and enjoy hunting and fishing in my free time.

In a couple short years, I will be attending a four-year college, preferably as a badger at UW Madison or a husky at Michigan Technological University. I hope to graduate with some sort of engineering degree, and become an engineer, possibly of the chemical or mechanical variety. Once I secure a profession, I will settle down and have a family, along with a dog or two. My current dog Jackson is quite the little trouble maker, so dealing with him on a daily basis has set me up for success as I get older;). I will bravely face the challenges ahead of me, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me.

                 

"I don't even have a pla-"
-Phoebe Buffay, "Friends"-Season 1 Episode 4