Jessica Gordimer: NJ Woman of the Year


Olivia Ciampi, Guest Writer

Senior Jessica (Jess) Gordimer was nominated as NJ Woman of the Year, representing Morris Hills for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  This is the 36th year that the National Sports Foundation has honored female athletes on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and this year is especially significant as it marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. 

Jess is heavily involved in the athletics program at Morris Hills. She was a captain of the girls’ soccer team and plays on the girls’ basketball team. She also plays for a club soccer team, as well as for an AAU basketball team. Additionally, she manages the Morris Hills Athletic Department’s Instagram account, which students, staff, and parents rely on for information regarding anything and everything involving sporting events at Morris Hills. Most photos shared from sporting events are taken by Jess, as she acts as a sports photographer when she is not occupying a field or court herself. 

Beyond athletics, Jess is a very active member of the Morris Hills community through multiple clubs and honor societies. She is president of the National Art Honor Society, as well as a member of the Math and National Honor Societies. She is a student in the AVID program and also serves as an assistant to the freshman AVID class. Jess is also an active member of multiple service organizations, such as Project LEAD, the Leo Club, Varsity Club, and HOPE Club, a group whose social media accounts she manages. . Morris Hills is proud to have Jess representing us for this years’ National Girls and Women in Sports Day!