My Life Story -   Jacob Andrew Thompson

Pictures including the photographer in the picture are few and far between.  I managed to find pictures of me throughout the year, and I hope you enjoy looking through them.  

Call me vain, but it's my website and I'm gonna do what I want with it - including having a page solely of pictures that I'm in :)

 

College - Junior Part 2

Due to the co-op schedule, I got to do Junior year twice!! Woohoo!! I attended classes in Fall 2018 and worked at JR Automation for Spring 2018.  I was president of Clemson's Photography Club and I spent a lot of time making it more organized and making all resources more centralized to make the job easier on future presidents.  I stayed busy between dating Zoe Iorio, playing ultimate frisbee (on the B-team), and taking pictures for the athletic department and various seniors, sororities, and other events. 

College - Junior Part 1

 

The summer and fall of Junior year I did two co-op rotations with Advanced Automation in Greenville, SC.  I kept my job with the athletic department at Clemson, and spent most weekends in the fall back in Clemson with friends.  I added 3D-printing and volleyball to my list of hobbies, and stopped playing Ultimate for the A-team.  I started working out regularly, cooking for myself, and doing other adult things that come along with living alone.  

December 2017 I took a trip to Iceland with my friend Lauren Smith.   It was my first international vacation I planned myself.  We did a glacier hike tour, a horseback tour, and an ice-cave tour.  We got to see the northern lights above the magical snow-covered landscape.  

College - Sophomore

 

I had a (very busy) great time Sophomore year of college.  I was a member of the Clemson Ultimate Frisbee A-team again, along with staying active in photography club and still studying Electrical Engineering.   I got my first B since middle school in the Spring semester, with Linear Algebra.  At the beginning of Spring semester I began a job with the Clemson Athletics department as a student photographer.  Through that job I took pictures at many Baseball and Basketball games, and several end-of-year banquets.  The summer after Sophomore year I started a co-op with Advanced Automation in Greenville, SC.  I dated Cassidy Barringer for the majority of Sophomore year.

College - Freshman

 

I started college at Clemson on August 19, 2015.  I lived in the Honors College dorm, which led to making several close friends.  Those friends have been a great influence on me, and I am still close to many of them even two years later.  I tried out for and made the Ultimate Frisbee A-team, and enjoyed playing with them.  In January 2016 I dislocated my shoulder and caused some nerve damage while playing Ultimate, and it took 6 months of physical therapy until I was back to fully normal.  Summer 2016 I did an internship with the Utilities Power Distribution team at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN.  

High School

 

Wow, where do I even start to describe high school.  I know most people don't enjoy high school much, but honestly I had a great time.  I guess first and most important to me were all my friends and where I met them.  I attended Sullivan South High School all four years of high school.  I played trombone in marching band for 3 of those years, and that's where I met most of my friends.    I dated Jessica Schucht for the last two years of high school.  I played on the soccer team (Junior Varsity freshman year, Varsity sophomore year) the first two years, and did Cross Country my senior year.  I also joined tons of clubs, including Student Council, FBLA, Spanish club, NHS, and NTHS.  

During my high school years I attended several summer camps.  I finished up my time at Duke TiP summer studies.  I attended Tennessee's Governors school for science and engineering at UTK.  I think I did Doe River Gorge summer camp once.

My family traveled a lot during high school, because my brother was finally at an age where he could go exciting places (and I wouldn't be at home or on the same schedule once I started college).  We went to China (Shanghai and Beijing), out west (Grand Canyon area), Jamaica and the Bahamas, along with many beaches and lakes in the eastern US.