Madison-Ridgeland Academy | Highland Colony Baptist Church
My favorite passage is John 4. Jesus asks a Samaritan woman for a drink of water. She scoffs at him because they are so different. They are Jew versus Samaritan and man versus woman. He tells the woman that if she knew who he was that she would ask him for a drink instead, and she would have been given the living water, eternal life. He tells the woman, “Go, call your husband and come back.” The woman replies, “I have no husband.” Jesus then tells her that she is correct because she has had “five husbands and the man you are with now is not your husband.” This is my favorite passage because Jesus is telling her to bring all her sins to him and to let God have control over her life. He knows all and forgives all. She comes to know the truth, that Jesus is the Messiah. She then tells others. It is easy to get wrapped up in life and forget who is actually in control. This passage reassures me that as long as I bring my troubles and sins to God, he will give me the living water and take control of my life.
Activities and Service to Others
I am a member of the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars and the National Art Honor Society. I am an officer of the Spanish Club, and a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. I have played softball since I was old enough to participate, and I was chosen as softball All Conference Team three years in a row. I also received highest average in varsity softball, and won a scholarship for the Trent Lott Summer Leadership Institute for High School Student at the University of Mississippi. I have been a delegate to the Mississippi Youth Legislature and a competitor in the Academic Betterment Competition for the last three years. I am involved in the Law Day Art Contest, Fall Fest Art Contest, Aperture Art Contest, and was editor of the Yearbook staff. I have volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, Horses for Handicapped, and We Will Go Ministries, and have done a lot of work for the CJ Stewart Foundation. At church, I am active in the youth programs and have attended fall retreats, D-NOW weekends, and volunteered to help with nursery and Vacation Bible School. I have also donated to many charity organizations around the Jackson-Metro Area, as well as around the world. I am also a proud supporter of the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. I have been a part of Operation Christmas Child for many years, too.
I know the Lord is calling me to be a nurse. I have always been interested in the medical field. Even as a child, I loved to watch shows that had doctors and nurses in them. I have been in hospitals a lot with my family. It has always been clear how much impact nurses have on their patients. I have known this is what God plans for me for many years. I am looking forward to the day when I am one of those nurses changing lives.