Airiel Jabiro, 18, is a senior at Lake Fenton High School where she enjoyed being involved in school activities such Student Council vice president, a member of the National Honor Society and leads the class in TV production. The daughter of Renard Jabiro and Jennifer Duggan, she has four sisters, Abrie, Araya, Aranda, Avvey and a “bonus sister,” (her best friend since childhood) Olivia Gark. Jabiro plans to study business at Mott Community College, where she earned the Trustees Scholarship.
What has been your most positive experience during high school?
My most positive experience in high school was the unconditional support and love I had in school. I was very close with my class because I was involved and I am so thankful for the staff and students there.
What would be the biggest change you’d make in your high school, if you could?
I think if I could change one thing it would be to get more people involved in school events such as student section and spirit week. Those were my favorite memories from high school and I want everyone to get the chance to experience it, too.
If you could eat just three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Pizza, Highland House breadsticks and brownies. I don’t think I could live a happy life without those three.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to spend time with my friends and family and I love making funny videos for other people to watch. A fun activity I do in my free time is to shop at my favorite store, Meijer.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I sometimes wish I was bald; I would never suffer a bad hair day again.
Are you a lake person or a mountain person?
I am a definitely a lake person, but I would take an ocean over a lake any day. I love turtles — I love marine life, in general.
What do you see yourself doing in five years, 10 years?
I see myself finished with school and hopefully pursuing my job of interest. In 10 years, I see myself living in a nice house with a yard my dogs truly deserve.
If you could trade places with a famous person, who would it be?
It would be Ellen DeGeneres. She is so funny and she lives her best life, all while interviewing inspirational and famous people. Plus, she is the voice of Dory in the phenomenal animated movie, Finding Nemo. What would be better?
What profession excites you?
The profession of film excites and interests me, from acting, to editing, to camera work or even script writing.
What will you remember most about your senior year?
I think I will remember all the bittersweet memories and friendships I made during this year and how emotional I was about it all being over.