Hollis, a distinguished member of North Atlanta High’s Class of 2013, is already focusing on the next chapter and beyond.
“I’m pursuing a career in dermatology,” said Hollis, 17. “I will be attending Boston University and majoring in Behavior and Health.”
Hollis got there courtesy of a well-rounded resume bolstered by a 3.7 GPA.
The outgoing teen was rewarded for his efforts with a full scholarship from the Posse Foundation. The nonprofit entity identifies recruits and trains public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential.
Those who know him best point to Hollis’ gift for connecting with people as a key to his success.
“Jameson has never met a stranger,” said North Atlanta High Principal Howard Taylor. “He has excellent people skills that will serve him well … he is also conscientious and caring.
“He is the type of person everyone wants on their team.”
Hollis knows a thing or two about being a good teammate, having lettered in both football and golf during his high school days.
When not on the field of play or in the classroom, Hollis has also been known to put in work with Habitat for Humanity and tutoring peers.
“Besides self-motivation, a big influence for me staying on track to meet my goals were my mentors who continued to believe in and encourage me,” said Hollis. “Thanks to them and God, I am on my way toward making a difference in the world.”
Others who know the promising teenager well lauded Hollis’ other defining traits.
Mother, Kimberly, rattled off a list designed to paint an even more intimate portrait of the older of her and husband Greg’s two sons.
“Jameson has always been curious, excited about learning,” Kimberly Hollis said. And, he’s such a caring person.
“He enjoys people … grownups and teenagers, it doesn’t matter,” she added. “He just likes to talk with them and hopefully learn about what they’ve been through.”