Senior Issue: Jocelyn Chow


Photo courtesy of Wesley Works.

Giana Pistoria, Deputy Arts & Culture Editor

This previously ran in our 2022 June Senior Issue.

Jocelyn Chow’s high school career was filled with academics, athletics, and music. She maintained her position on the varsity girls tennis team throughout her four years at Emmaus and was named captain her senior year. Alongside tennis, Chow was a major contributor to EHS’s musical scene, as a member of the orchestra, symphonic band, cello ensemble, and the chamber orchestra. She also held membership in National Honor Society and was the secretary of Habitat for Humanity. 

After graduating in June, Chow plans to attend Franklin & Marshall College to obtain an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and continue her tennis career as a member of the team there. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine as a doctor. 

Stinger: Was there anything that made you realize you wanted to pursue your major? 

Chow: I spoke to a couple of female [physician’s assistants] and female doctors, and after talking to them and just seeing how passionate they are about their field, I just wanted to be that too. They did tell me that med school was hard but that it was all worth it in the end, and I felt I would be happy pursuing that. I also volunteered at St. Luke’s over the summer, and I got to see what life was like in a hospital, and I realized I did like doing that. 

Stinger: What was your favorite thing about playing sports in high school? 

Chow: I just really like the teamwork aspect of it, we all got along really well and we all played with each other for a long time. 

Stinger: What was your favorite thing about being in orchestra in high school? 

Chow: It’s kind of similar, I really love playing in a group and making music together. And it was really fun being able to showcase our talents and play in concerts and see all of our hard work pay off. 

Stinger: What are you most excited for about college? 

Chow: I’m excited to play tennis since I’m on the tennis team, and I’m also just excited to meet a lot of new people who have the same interests as I do and even some that don’t, and meet a lot of people that live close to me and meet people that don’t and live in other states, and just learn new things and have fun. 

Stinger: Do you have any advice for incoming freshmen? 

Chow: I would tell them to never give up, and just keep on working towards what they want to do. You don’t need to be like everyone else, just make sure you’re doing the things you’re passionate about, and that you’re having fun doing that.