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Jennifer Rich is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Janet and Rory Rich.

What did you think about Sept. 11? I woke up that day to the sound of my father’s voice. I got up and went to see what all the fuss was about. Then I saw it: The flaming tower. I was watching the live feed and saw the other plane crash into the second tower. I was just stunned. I couldn’t believe that something like this would happen.

What would you like to be printed on your gravestone? “Friend of all. A Great Woman. She will be missed.”

Tell us about a happy time: A happy time in my life was when I was living in England. We lived in a small village. I was only about a year old. My mother and I would go to meet my father after he was done with work near a little pub down the street with rabbits in the back. We’d go there all the time and feed the rabbits carrots and cabbage.

Tell us a story about your mom or dad: One Christmas years ago, my family rented a cabin in Scotland for the season. One day, my brother and I were playing in the snow. Near a tree stump on the ground, broccoli was growing. I picked a piece and shouted “Whoa! What the devil?” Then I turned around and looked at my dad, who was videotaping the whole thing, and said, “Daddy!” It’s one of my favorite memories.

What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is to be an archeologist who discovers something so amazing that it changes the world.

Offices held: French Club Historian, Purple Press Staff Reporter

Honors received: Arion Award, Outstanding Soloist in the District Solo Festival, All-State Choir 2005-2006

School activities: Choir, French Club, Purple Press, Mock Trial, National Honor Society

Hobbies: Reading, writing, drawing, surfing the Net, painting, dancing, singing


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