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Jacqueline Poirot named February Teen of Month

Steamboat Springs Teen Council members have selected Jacqueline Poirot as Teen of the Month for February.

The Heritage Christian School senior was chosen for the honor because she is an outstanding teen in the community and embodies the values of Teen Council, which include demonstrating teens are valuable community assets; acting as a leader and/or a positive role model amongst their peers; and being committed to community service.

Poirot is currently taking two college level courses at CMC, is Student Council President at HCS and is in charge of designing the school's yearbook.

Among her greatest passions is singing. She has been taking private voice lessons for four years and says voice lessons have helped to bring her out of her shell and make more open to others.

One of Poirot's biggest accomplishments was singing at Carnegie Hall with the Yampa Valley Singers and DCINY.

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"The experience was absolutely amazing," Poirot said in a news release from the Teen Council. "We were able to perform Handel's Messiah with choirs from all around the world. It was wonderful being around people who all dedicated a huge portion of their lives to music. I learned so much from the conductor and the rest of the singers."

She says her role model is her voice teacher, Christel Houston.

Her current favorite movie is "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and in her spare time, she enjoys knitting and, occasionally, painting.

She has one older brother, and her favorite quotation is "The Test," by author John Green, which states, in part, "The test will measure whether you are an informed, engaged and productive citizen of the world, and it will take place in schools and bars and hospitals and dorm rooms and places of worship … The test will last your entire life, and it will be comprised of the millions of decisions that, when taken together, will make your life yours. And everything, everything, will be on it."

After graduation this spring, Poirot plans to attend college and study biomedical engineering. In 10 years she hopes to be researching new ways of combating illness and improving current medical techniques. Poirot says she will also continue singing and envisions it being a big part of the rest of her life.

The SSTC works to increase positive leadership development involves teens in the community at large and provides substance free and alternative activities for youth. The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and is funded through a grant from Routt County United Way and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.

To learn more about Steamboat Springs Teen Council visit facebook.com/ssteencouncil.