“A Teen’s Take” column for Nov. 22, 2012

“My parents encourage and challenge me to focus on my mental, physical and spiritual life so that I can be the best person I can possibly be — the person I’m called to be. … I love that with most of my volunteering, I’m doing projects with my family which is fun and brings us closer together.”

Age: 14

School: St. Thomas More Catholic, Baton Rouge, eighth-grader

Parents: Sheri and Rob Klemm

Favorites:

Books: “Hunger Games” trilogy, “Fallen” series, “Twilight” series

TV show: “Pretty Little Liars”

Movies: “Mean Girls,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Pride and Prejudice.”

Music: “Everything and anything from country to hip hop and everything in between.”

Hangout: Friends’ houses, school sporting events

Role model: “My sister, Peyton; Mom and Dad.”

Extra: Jordan Klemm competes in a variety of sports including volleyball, swimming, softball and soccer. She also is Junior Beta Club president, an altar server at St. Thomas More and St. Patrick Catholic churches and a Vacation Bible School volunteer as well as a member of the Student Council Executive Board, Christians-in-Action Religion Club, the St. Patrick’s Advent Giving Tree Team and the National Charity League. “Serving as my school’s Junior Beta Club president and on the Executive Board of our Student Council helps me develop organization and leadership skills and in working with people. …My school activities allow me to meet new people with similar interests from other schools and develop amazing friendships.”

William Taylor

Assistant People editor