By Tori Tucker
Jackie Reategui, 17, student at Wethersfield High school is one who is making the Wethersfield community a brighter and more accepting place for us to be in.
She didn’t always attend Wethersfield High school. Reategui attended Northwest Catholic for her freshman year of high school before transferring to Wethersfield. “It wasn’t a difficult switch for me…. There were many more opportunities here at Wethersfield that excited me to be here.”
One major Reategui will be pursuing in college, is Public Communications. In her high school career, she has shown her interest in building a relationship between organizations and the public. In the summer of 2017, Reategui organized a walk to bring awareness and raise money to help support suicide. This is a larger organization called “Out Of The Darkness”. Reategui had got in contact with people who are a part of this organization to make it happen at our school to include those she has been close with through her education.
Nothing has happened directly in Reategui’s life that caused her to want to organize a suicide awareness walk for the school. She says “For me, it was mostly because of teenagers suffering through depression and sometimes it could get so bad that they want to take their own lives. I wanted to do something that brings awareness to that in the high school because it happens more than we think. Anyone suffering should know that they aren’t alone”, says Reategui when asked why she wanted to take the actions that she did.
A passion of Reategui’s is just simply helping others. She has explored this passion through high school but it is not a plan for her to stop. She will continue to better our community and wherever she ends up going any way that she can.