Jessica is a dancer — elegant, beautiful, disciplined. She’s a senior at Kings who I’ve known for four years now (what?!) and it’s been really fun to watch her grow and mature into who she is today.

She’s planning to go south for college next year and is applying to schools like Auburn and Clemson. I’m thinking she must like tigers and the color orange…




“My favorite verse in scripture is Isaiah 41:10 which says, ‘So do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.'”




(It was hot outside. Like, really hot. Thank goodness Jessica’s mom came prepared!)

“I want to be remembered as someone who made everyone feel loved and put others before myself and as someone who gave her all in every aspect of her life. I want to be an image of Jesus and show his love to anyone and everyone.”

Jessica, you are easy to be around. You don’t seek out attention, but when you speak, people listen because they know it is meaningful. You are poised and gentle, but also disciplined and driven. You’re one of the most beautiful girls I know (inside and out), which sounds cliche, but I mean it sincerely. As you twirl through your senior year, don’t forgot Isaiah 41:10. Have confidence in yourself and your God. I’m excited for wherever you land next year and am confident you’ll do it with the kind of grace and elegance that comes from trusting your greatest Instructor.