While some people may give up easily when faced with roadblocks, Jasmine Burrell refused to be weighed down by her circumstances and instead used them as motivation. Despite facing homelessness, Jasmine has managed to stay on track and rise to the top of her graduating class at Green Street Academy. She is a self-motivated, intelligent and superb young woman, who is very mature beyond her years. At a young age, Jasmine is able to balance a busy schedule composed of her academics and extracurricular activities. She serves as the Senior Class Secretary and Vice President of the Best Buddies National Organization Chapter and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter at Green Street. She also plays in the varsity teams for outdoor track and field, lacrosse and basketball. Jasmine has participated in the Maryland Ascent Program and completed internships at University of Maryland, Baltimore Shock Trauma and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as part of the Summer Achievement Research Experience. She plans to pursue a career in agricultural research and educate others on self-sufficiency. Jasmine has been accepted to Bowie State University, Coppin State University and North Carolina Wesleyan University.