Jordan is a senior at Noblesville High School, and she started swimming in a summer league when she was five years old. Her first club swimming coach was her dad, when she was six. She now swims for the Noblesville Swim Club and for her school team. Her favorite strokes are backstroke and butterfly. Jordan said, “I love training at FPAC, too! I think it is a great opportunity to have access to a nice outdoor pool during the summer. The team also gets more excited when it is time to start training outside.” Her swim friends describe her as the most genuine person ever. She is not just a competitive swimmer and an admired teammate, Jordan is a gifted artist.
When FPAC made the decision to hold their first online art auction fundraiser last year, the non-profit board needed a logo. A board member suggested Jordan for the job, due to her talent as a local artist. She did not hesitate to help and created an amazing logo for the organization to use for the event. Jordan also donated an original painting of the Uptown Cafe which exhibited her unique interpretation of the historic building. The painting sold to a buyer in Guam.
“Jordan is an extremely gifted athlete and artist,” said Friends of Central Pool Board Member Greg Conner. “However, what I find more impressive is her commitment and desire to help her community. Her recognition of the positive impact the Forest Park Aquatic Center has had upon her life and desire to help ensure that experience is available to others is what makes Jordan so special.”
Caroline Hays, Art Educator, wrote, “Jordan is truly a remarkable student and she has consistently been a standout within Noblesville High School’s art department. She has meticulous craftsmanship, and she has an amazing ability to create artwork that includes the most minuscule of details. Jordan is a very driven individual, and she continually seeks out opportunities outside of school to refine her skills. She was third runner up in our district’s congressional art competition, she has had her art work displayed in a downtown Noblesville banner display, and she has created artwork for numerous other organizations within Noblesville. It has been a pleasure having Jordan as a student these past three years.
When asked about Jordan, Rich Wolfred, her former high school and club swim coach wrote, “Jordan’s demeanor comes across as this quite unassuming young lady. Under that cover is a progressive and talented artist. I’ve seen some amazing art projects she has produced and was blown away. She has a gift that will take her far if she choses to pursue that in her career.”
Carrie Cooley gave a personal depiction of her daughter, “The three words I would use to describe Jordan are caring, funny, and driven. She is the person who won’t fight to be the center of attention, and sometimes she’s very quiet. But she’s the best listener in the room, she knows exactly what is going on around her; she really hears what others have to say. She is hilariously funny, if you’re lucky enough to witness her sense of humor. She is smart and works really hard at everything she does; we are so proud of her.” Jordan is also the first chair cellist in the advanced orchestra and loves her dog, Chewie.
After graduation, Jordan plans to go to college to study animation. She was accepted to several schools, but has not committed yet. While she enjoys her senior year, Jordan is again helping FPAC with a new logo design to promote the 90th Anniversary celebration of a swimming pool at Forest Park. Wherever her talents take her, fond memories from summer training at the park pool will stay with her. Jordan will know that generosity, sincerity, and humor will be her hometown legacy.
Photo credit: Simona Buna