Jenny Joyce Stuckey: Class of 1979

Jenny Joyce StuckeyDuring her tenure at Foxcroft Academy, Jenny was a standout athlete in field hockey and track and a pioneer in cheerleading. As captain of the field hockey squad, she led her team to the Eastern Maine finals and was voted team MVP for both her mastery of the game and her leadership. As a cheerleader, Jenny led the squad to its first-ever state championship, with judges noting the team’s discipline in performing precision dance, gymnastic tumbling, pyramids, and double stunts. She was later invited to become a professional cheerleading instructor for the National Cheerleaders Association. During track season, Jenny set a school record in the 80-yard low hurdles, consistently qualified for states in hurdles and the 100-yard dash, and was named team captain her senior year. She was awarded the Earnest Lap Lary Award as her class’s most outstanding female athlete and the Jon B. Weatherbee Award for being a standout all-around student who excelled in athletics, academics, and leadership.

Jenny went on to become a member of the dance company and the cheerleading team at UMO, and she later moved to New York City to become an actor, model, and spokesperson. She recalls a deep respect and love for Gene Philpot, her field hockey and track coach, who she described as a consummate professional with a sparkling sense of humor who taught her players to be champions. She also credits Mr. Jim Brown for bringing Twain and Shakespeare to life and Mr. Wayne Champeon for his model of integrity and elegance.

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