Jacob Shemwell

About Me

Jacob Shemwell was born and raised in Granite City and is proud of his hometown. The CEO class has helped Jacob manage his time better, resulting in less procrastination. For three years he was on the speech & debate team and is an accomplished public speaker. Jacob plans to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to pursue a degree in Business Admin­ istration. In his free time, he likes to play video games, paintball, read, and collect coins. He said the CEO class "showed him the true value of this city" and has given him a new desire to try to improve it. His business, Cortex Computer Assistance, was founded with his lifelong friend, Gregory Nienhaus Jr., and is based around teaching senior citizens how to use modern devices such as phones, tablets, and computers. The founders hope their lessons will allow the senior citizens to connect with their families via social media.