Jessica Makayla Carter lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is currently a senior at Perry Central High School. Jessica was has been the president of her class for two consecutive years. She is also a member of the Beta Club and Student Council. In 2011, Jessica captured the crown at Perry Central High School's Most Beautiful
Pageant. In 2012 she was elected Homecoming Queen.
Jessica is involved in softball, basketball, cheerleading, and gymnastics. She has received many honors and awards for her athletic achievements, including being named Softball Most Defensive Player of the Year 2011, Softball Most Offensive Player of the Year 2011, Softball MVP 2011, Basketball Rookie of the Year 2009, and All-Star Cheerleader 2011.
Jessica is extremely passionate about art. This passion has allowed her to travel around the world and gain an appreciation of various cultures and art forms. She hopes to one day live in Italy and study the incredible art of Florence.
In her own words
Jessica climbed Mount Piluas in Zurich, Switzerland.
Jessica is inspired by the work of Renaissance painter Michelangelo.
Jessica's strawberry pie has won the baking contest at the Pecan Festival for two years in a row.