"For me, it's something that feeds my soul, and it feeds everything.Î¾ It's the architecture of who I am," Zhou said.Î¾
The Moores School of Music student overcame challenges as she settled on music as her life's pursuit, finding faculty mentors to guide her talent.Î¾ Already an accomplished musician, Zhou received the coveted Marshal Scholarship, an honor given only to 40 American students each year.Î¾ She'll pursue her graduate studies in the UK.Î¾Î¾ Î¾Î¾Î¾
"It's a blessing.Î¾ It's a gift. And it's my responsibility to develop it the best that I can," she said.Î¾ Î¾
Crediting her academic experiences with her current success, Jessica aims to follow the melody of her heart to pursue performing, teaching or public service so she can make a difference in her community.Î¾
"I see everything that I do, whether it is teaching or performing as an ability to have an impact on the community around me.Î¾ Getting this scholarship is what's going to allow me to make that difference to other people," Zhou said.Î¾ Î¾
Jessica Zhou is part of what's happening at the University of Houston. I'm Marisa Ramirez.Î¾
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