After placing in the Hearst television features competition, Jacquez, along with 9 other semi-finalists, competed for 5 spots in the national championship. Jacquez earned one of those spots and was invited to San Francisco for the final round of competition.
While there, the 5 television finalists were given a spot assignment. Tasked with reporting on homelessness in the city, Jacquez chose to cover sleep and how this basic need can't be met. With this story, Jacquez earned 3rd place.