Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba
Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba was born on June 14, 1991. Being an only child, she was beloved and treasured by her family, with whom she had a very tight bond. She was the “apple of their eye”. She was cheerful, intelligent, kind, respectful, full of dreams, and always brought much joy to her family. Jaclyn’s infectious smile, wit, and joyful friendliness never failed to capture and warm the hearts of those who knew her. Jaclyn was a talented, gracious and well-rounded young lady. She always strived to be successful in all aspects of her life, as evidenced by numerous scholastic honors such as being in the top 10% of her class in high school, being in the National Honor Society, and obtaining a Bright Futures Scholarship. She also excelled in arts and sports, where her love for dance and cheerleading allowed her perform with such grace and sportsmanship that she was recognized and awarded in many occasions. Jaclyn was also a good, responsible citizen, which she demonstrated by dedicating part of her time to help people in need at a community mental health center. Her goal was to become a family lawyer in order to help families and children in distress. She consistently made the choice to follow good morals and values, and always saw the positive in people and life. Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba was an example of dedication and commitment to being a good person, and she was certainly well on her way to become that. Unfortunately, her life was taken away on October 11, 2009, and she was never able to accomplish her dreams. Without a doubt, if she would have had the opportunity to live, she would have achieved her goals and would have excelled in all aspects of her life, because she always gave it all she had. She lives forever in the heart and minds of her family, friends, and neighbors who loved her so dearly and will miss her always.
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