Isabella Rozalia Catalina Jordan, Scholar and Athlete
Isabella Jordan is 17 years old and attends the Neighborhood Academy which is located on North Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. She is in the tenth grade.
Ms. Jordan maintains a 3.8 GPA. At the Neighborhood Academy, a C is a failing grade. Each year Ms. Jordan has taken AP classes in Logic and Statistics. She has been a track star since attending grade school at Dilworth Elementary School. She has received a college scholarship for track and has already earned several college credits. In addition to running track, Isabella plays volleyball and is the MVP of the squad. Her team won the championship in its league. Ms. Jordan’s father, the late Hilly Jordan taught her to play the trombone and coached her in track. Isabella participates in the following track events: 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles and the 4 x 100 meter relay.
Isabella’s current hobbies include making ceramic pottery, designing clothes, and participating in mock trials. Isabella hopes to have a medical career. In her spare time she loves to bake.
With her mom as instructor, Isabella does yoga. She is a member of the Valle View Presbyterian Church.
*Isabella Rozalia Catalina Jordan is the granddaughter of Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch member, Rozalia Harrison Jordan.
Ronald B. Saunders, President of Dr.Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH