UNION, NJ – Union High School gymnast Jasmine Jourdian has been selected TAPinto Union’s September Female Athlete of the Month.

Jourdian placed sixth on bars at the Cougar classic and qualified as an All Around for State Sectionals.  She placed first All Around in four meets this year.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

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I just don't go to the school, I'm a part of the school, and it keeps me busy.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Simone Bile and Laurie Hernandez are my favorite gymnasts.

What are the most important attributes of being a leader?

Knowing how to lead your followers in the right direction.

What is your greatest high school accomplishment so far?

Passing my honors classes and getting higher than average on both my Math and English PARCC.

Do you play any other sports? What’s your favorite?

I do not play any other sports; gymnastics is my favorite sport.

What’s your favorite subject? Why?

English is my favorite subject because it’s easy to disperse what type of person you are through writing.

If you could spend the day with anyone in the world alive or dead, who would it be?

Whitney Houston because she was my favorite artist as a kid.

What would your words of wisdom to be future UHS Athletes?

Work hard for the goals you want to achieve.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'm not exactly sure but I want to have my own businesses.

What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?

The teammates and how they are always so supportive.

What was the most difficult thing for you to overcome as a student-athlete?

There isn’t really anything that I think I need to overcome.

Who inspires you?

My mother inspires me.

What are your plans after high school?

To graduate with a high GPA and to do mostly AP classes senior year .