Jack Kessler's Webpage
Hey everybody, welcome to my website. Iíll be putting all my projects throughout Junior Seminar on here. I think theyíre pretty
cool. If you want to check them out, just click on the Semester 1 or Semester 2 link. Youíll be able to see all my projects from
both semesters. If you agree with me and think theyíre cool or if you have any questions, feel free to email me by clicking on the
Contact Me link. If you donít think theyíre cool you can still email if you want. I hope you enjoy my site.
I was born at a very young age on August 16th, 2001 in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was surrounded by an amazing family, including my
mom and dad, and three older sisters. Although much of both my parentís families also called St. Paul home, my parents quickly
lost their love for city living. In October 2002, when I was just 1 years old, my family made the move to St. Croix Falls,
Wisconsin. While it was a big change for my mom and sisters, who had only known city living, my dad was more comfortable in a
small-town setting. I of course have no recollection of this move, but it still played a big part in shaping who I am today. If
we had stayed in the big city, my life would be very different.
Shortly after we moved, my momís parents joined us in this beautiful riverside town. They built a house just a few
short minutes away from our new home. Over the next 16 years, our family grew to love this tiny Wisconsin town. Our
family would go through many changes and face new obstacles over the following years, but they all made us stronger
My childhood was filled with adventure. Our home rested on a hilltop surrounded by forest, and it was in this forest that I
spent my free time. I built forts with branches, played with my dog, and did many other kid like activities. When I was about 6 or
7 my dad built me and my sisters a tree house. This became my home away from home. I would sit out in the hot summer air and read
books for hours. I would read anything from Captain Underpants to Harry Potter. It was hear that I developed my love for reading,
which, sadly, didnít last past my early teens. But while I was still a kid, I loved reading. When I wasnít reading, I was playing
with Hot Wheels and Legos. These toys and books and that I spent my time with made me who I am today.
Fast forward to May 2018. I had gone through many changes up to this point. All three of my sisters had moved out, my
grandfather had passed away, and we had faced financial hardships. I had made new friends and lost some too. I had made mistakes,
learned from them, and changed my self for the better. I had found new interests and hobbies, found things I was good at, and found
things I wasnít so good at. These events all affected my life significantly. Through all of these pivotal events, however, there
had been constants that always helped me cope; my childhood home, where so many good memories happened, and my dog, Blondie, who
was a big part of many of those memories. I would soon lose both these constants.
After over a year of trying to sell our house, we finally did. I was never 100% on board with moving, ever since my parents
first suggested it. I understood why, the house was far too big for just three people, and it was very expensive to live in, but I
still didnít want to leave. On the day we moved out, I took one last walk with Blondie through the woods, stood on the tree house
one last time, and walked through the rooms of our house. Iím not going to lie, it was a lot to take in. The home that I had grown
up in, became who I am in, was no longer part of my life. I began to cry. My mom, dad, and grandma were all with me. They finally
managed to pull me away, from the front hall, through the garage, and into the garage. Then, we drove down the driveway one last
We ended up living with my grandma for a few weeks while we finalized the purchase of our new house. In the early summer of
2018, we moved into our new home. It was completely different from what I had known. Our old house had nearly 5 acres, our new
house had less than 1. Our old house had 6 bedrooms, our new one had 3. My old bedroom was bigger than our new kitchen. It took
some getting used to, and Iím still not completely used to it. It was very stressful.
Shortly after we moved, we had to put Blondie down. She had slowly been fading, and she was very old. I was in Michigan at
the time, which I almost think was better than being there with her. I was still very sad. She had been such a big part of my life.
I had gone through many changes, but she had been there. Now, after such a big change in my life, she wasnít. However, all of
these changes were leading somewhere.
Now, here I am. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, and biking. I like cars, like my old Subaru Outback. I work at
Trollhaugen in the
winter and spend most of my free time in the winter skiing. Iím in cross-country and track, where I run hurdles. I played John in
Peter Pan the Musical my freshman year, and Zebulun in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this year. I sing in choir and
chambers singers and play trombone in jazz band. I hope to attend college and become an architect or electrical engineer. The
changes in my life are still leading me to who Iíll become in life. And I canít wait.
Last Updated 10/2018