NATIONAL TEEN COUNCIL BUSINESS MANAGER
Jenna Scheffert, Business Manager, is a high school senior from Northfield, Minnesota. She is co-chair of her city’s youth council and is working with the mayor to implement a new system of youth appointments on standing voting committees within city government. She also takes part on the State Board Committee of Youth in Government and has been appointed assistant floor leader of the state senate and committee chair of education for youth model assembly.
Jenna is captain of her high school Mock Trial team, and led them to state for the first time in ten years. She enjoys public speaking and is part of her school’s speech team where she gives an informative, persuasive speech. Jenna is also part of 4-H, and attended the National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. Aside from public speaking and debate, Jenna enjoys learning more about Business, and is part of DECA Business Club where she is President and has competed at the state competition since freshman year. As a junior she set a school record by placing in the top eight in three state events. Jenna is also on the leadership team for National Honor Society at her school and helped with a campaign to have students complete volunteer service hours to be recognized as NHS members.
She loves to positively shape her community through her volunteerism as she works at her local community thrift store and gives tours of her towns history about ending the lawless run of the Jesse James Gang. She is fascinated by her local town history, and her greatest accomplishment is co-writing 43 chapters for a textbook that is now implemented for third graders in the school system.
Jenna is an avid traveler who loves to experience new cultures and societies. She has already traveled to India, Mexico, Canada, Belize, Europe: England, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Russia, Africa: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. She spent three weeks helping build a school classroom in rural India this past summer. She believes traveling has widened her horizons and shaped her mindset toward the passion she has enacting change. After her senior year, Jenna will be a Rotary International Exchange Student in Italy for one year.
Academically, Jenna is an ‘A’ honor roll student, and is a AP Scholar with Honor. She hopes to one day pursue Business, and is a strong advocate for gender equality in the workplace. She has a strong voice and wants to create lasting change in society.
“Every student has the ability to make a difference; you just have to find that spark and get the firing going for the passion you believe in,” she said. “Soon enough you will be able to sit back and watch it blaze toward a brighter future.”