On the fateful day of April 30th, 1999, a precious gift was bestowed upon the world. The gift of life, or more accurately stated: lives. Born alongside my identical twin brother Justin, I, Jason Ray Cowan have been on the constant pursuit of righteousness ever since. Seeking distinguishment, and a thirst for accomplishment, I have truly made the most of academic career.
I am the son of my wonderful parents Robbie and Tonya Cowan. They have been the most influential and supportive individuals throughout both my academic and life endeavors. Providing the foundation for achievement and the support necessary for me to persevere.
I have been the Valedictorian Bertie STEM High School’s graduating class of 2017 since my freshman year. I am the President of Beta Club and have been a member for three years. I have been the Vice-President of Student Government Association for two years, and has served as a Defense Attorney for Bertie County’s Teen Court Program.
My hobbies are cleaning and restoring athletic shoes, as well as playing PC and PS4 games competitively. I spend most of my time with my twin brother Justin, or with my girlfriend Tyra. I will attend UNC Chapel-Hill in August on the Morehead Cain scholarship.
SCHOOL: Bertie STEM High School
NAME: Jason Cowan
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: Attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: Balancing school work, college work, extracurriculars, and a job.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN: Hit the ground running, don’t slack on school work your first two years whatsoever.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: Spending an entire weekend at Chapel-Hill as a Morehead Cain finalist.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: In the Raleigh/Durham area as a Corporate Attorney.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: Mr. Weh’yee Barkon, he was truly much more than an English teacher to me. He taught me leadership skills, communication skills, and how to think critically on a personal level.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I have to reinvent myself to be different from my twin brother.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: “I’m worried about people liking themselves.” -Kanye West
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: My relationship with God, my parents’ dedication to my future, my relationship with my girlfriend, my job, and my guidance counselor.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: I would live in Chapel Hill, NC. Because the research triangle park area provides an amazing academic and social experience for college students.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I actually have a taste aversion for most red colored foods (ketchup, hawaiian punch, strawberries).
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: My junior year
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A pot, so that I could boil water and food over a fire