The Concourse Club of Palmerton honored Jessica Linn Pereira of Palmerton as Guiding Star for March. The Guiding Star was chosen by a committee of high school teachers of the Palmerton School District.

A Guiding Star must be a female in the top 25 percent of the senior class and involved in both school and community activities.

Jessica is the daughter of Cindy and Gerald Pereira. She has a brother, Jerry. She chose her mother as the person who guided her life.

Her hobbies include exercising, painting, sports, cooking and baking. She is a member of the field hockey team and track team. She also enjoys modeling, singing, anatomy and traveling.

Jessica is president of the National Honor Society and a member of Student Council, Leo Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Environmental Club and Book Club.

Her community activities include Relay for Life, Special Olympics and tutoring at the library.

Her future plans include attending the University of North Carolina to play field hockey and major in biomedical engineering.

The Concourse Club presented her with a certificate, an engraved Guiding Star charm and $100.