Stephenville High School senior, Kelsey Jones, was afflicted by two concussions when she was in eighth grade.

“I couldn’t walk for two months,” she said. “And then I suffered another one and I stuttered for six months.”

Jones now has made it her goal to attend medical school and become a neurologist.

“I went to a lot of different neurologists and saw lots of people who were far worse than me,” said Jones. “I just wanted to help them.”

She loves science and is president of the school's Science Club.

“I like to learn about what makes us do what we do,” she said. “It’s really interesting.” 

Jones is also treasurer of NHS, vice president of the senior class and involved in Student Council and volleyball.

On Tuesday, NHS was hosting its Pennies for Angels drive.

“Kids donate pennies and at the end of the day we count them all up,” Jones said. “We put (the money) towards the angel tree and buy gifts for less fortunate kids and senior citizens.”

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Jones said she is thankful for many things.

“I’m thankful for my family. We are all in really good health right now, so I’m thankful for that,” she said. “I'm also thankful for my friends and that I make good grades.”