Jacob Dietch

Jacob Dietch, a rising senior, has lived in Boston for his entire life. Born in 2004, Jacob has been living in West Roxbury for the better part of fourteen years after having moved from a home in Mission Hill at the age of three. He has always had an interest in 20th century history. This was only spurred on by him having Jewish relatives on his father’s side who immigrated from Russian Ukraine to escape the pogroms and having relatives on his mother’s side who immigrated from Cuba after that country’s revolution. Jacob attended the Beethoven-Ohrenberger school from grades K2 through 6, and started grade 7 at Boston Latin School. At BLS, Jacob has taken many classes that engaged his love for history, including Facing History and Ourselves and AP United States Government. He also expresses this passion outside of the classroom by participating in his school’s Junior State of America chapter, and he has won several awards for his debating skills on political issues. Jacob believes that it is important to talk about the issues currently facing this country, but it is also imperative that people act on their yearning for societal change. JSA is one of the many extracurricular activities Jacob participates in. He is also a member of the BLS Varsity Rowing team, plays the baritone saxophone in the school’s Symphonic Band and Football Band, and plays soccer in his spare time. In addition, he tutors younger students through the organization DOCEMUS. Jacob plans to pursue a political science major in college.