Jacob Alt


Written by Luke Herzog, Journalist

Jacob Alt’s two chief interests seem almost contradictory at first glance. The junior enjoys movement as one of the speediest runners at PGHS, but he also delights in capturing a still image from behind a camera lens. Calling Jacob “fast on his feet” would be an understatement. A member of both the high school’s cross country and track and field teams, Jacob has been running since the 8th grade, and he’s been a part of the varsity teams his entire high school career. His mile record stands at an impressive 4:23. With a smile, Jacob declares that he intends to cut it down even further this year.

More recently, Jacob has also been engaged in photography. With a preference for film cameras, he likes snapping dazzling mid-action surfing shots from the beach, in addition to taking wider landscape pictures. Jacob’s skill was recognized with an Honorable Mention from the Weston Scholarship in photography. For his stamina and skill, Jacob Alt is our Breaker of the Week.