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Senior Recognized for Philanthropic Work

On November 4, 2019, Senior Jenna Shevchik was commended in a Lexington town council meeting with a proclamation for her philanthropy through her business, Gigi’s Jewelry. Read Lexington’s Facebook post regarding Jenna’s proclamation on the town of Lexington’s Facebook page. View video from the council meeting below.

Jenna started Gigi’s Jewelry at the age of 8 after her grandmother received a diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer. On one of the family’s numerous visits, Jenna gifted her grandmother with a bracelet that she had made. The bracelet brought Jenna’s grandmother so much joy that Jenna was significantly impacted.

After her grandmother’s passing, Jenna wanted to honor her memory while also helping others. Gigi’s Jewelry was born out of that sentiment. Jenna, aka Gigi, creates and sells one-of-a-kind jewelry and donates all profits to charity. Jenna has received numerous honors and awards as a result.

Since founding Gigi’s Jewelry in 2009, Jenna has donated over $10,000 to The Ta-tinis, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital (formerly Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital), and  The Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

As a senior, Jenna has been involved in student government, National Honor Society, and Varsity Tennis. After graduation, Jenna plans to attend college followed by medical school to study Pediatric Oncology or Pediatric Neurology.

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