Pinewood junior will attend Disney academy

Jazlyn Hooks

Jazlyn Hooks, a junior at Pinewood Preparatory School, is one of 100 students in the United States selected to attend the 2012 Disney's Dreamers Academy.

The four-day program -- which started in 2008 and is hosted by Disney and entertainer Steve Harvey -- will be held March 8-11 at Walt Disney World Resort.

A celebrity panel of judges led by Harvey reviewed more than 4,700 applications and selected the students. Judging criteria included exhibiting curiosity, compassion and leadership skills.

Dreamers Academy students participate in workshops on a variety of subjects, including entertainment, entrepreneurship, the medical field, culinary arts and creative inspiration from Walt Disney Imagineering.

Chelsea Jacobs of Rock Hill was also selected.