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Jaxie is from Plano, Texas. She is currently a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Journalism within the Moody College of Communication. She is a member of Best Buddies where she enjoys volunteering and hanging out with people that have intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is also a part of Texas Student Television (TSTV) working in the Sports Department.

During high school, she served as captain of the Plano West Varsity Golf team, on the Student Congress and was a member of PALs, a peer assistance program where she enjoyed helping students with special needs and mentoring kindergarteners at Barksdale Elementary. As a member of National Charity League (NCL), Jaxie enjoyed the variety of volunteer work she encountered, but among her favorites were Bears Kids and Rainbow Days because she was able to interact directly with and impact the lives of young children, many of whom are economic crisis or homeless.

In her free time, she enjoys time with friends and her very large extended family as well as travelling anywhere there is a sandy beach and sunshine. An eternal optimist, Jaxie’s favorite motto is When nothing is going right, go left because, she says, life is filled with twists and turns, but there is always a path to reach your ultimate goals with the right attitude, a healthy dose of stamina, and a good sense of humor.

Sydney is from El Paso, Texas. She currently a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Exercise sciences within the kinesiology department of the School of Education. She is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.

In High School, she as a captain of both her JV and Varsity cheerleading squads. Sydney was very active in Student Council, National Honor Society, and served board of her Class Executive Committees for 3 years. Sydney was also the Membership Vice President of Temple Mount Sinai’s youth group for 2 years.

Traveling is one of Sydney’s favorite past times, whether it is a road trip or cross Atlantic flight. She also loves spending time with family and friends.