Jalen Feaster is one busy scholar. When he’s not working with one of the three honor societies he belongs to, he’s leading the Technology Student Association, ushering at Word of Faith Family Church, working on the Mallard Creek High Senior Class Executive Council, serving on various civic boards or participating in the North Carolina Math, Science Engineering Network pre-college program.
In his spare time, Jalen has been preparing for a successful career in electrical engineering. He’s off to a great start, since he received an $85,000 Park Scholarship to North Carolina State.
He’s also been featured in the Charlotte Observer and received awards for his work in math and science, including first place in pre-calculus and physical science at a Math, Science Engineering Network competition.
One of Jalen’s longest –serving roles has been on Mecklenburg Youth Voices, which he now co-leads.
During his four years in the program, he has regularly met with school leadership, including superintendents Peter Gorman and Hugh Hattabaugh. He also met with a delegation from Trinidad and Tobago that came to Charlotte seeking insight into how to solve youth issues their schools.