My name is Jessica Parker. I was born on September 2, 1985 in Lake Jackson, Texas, to Riki Parker and the late Dia Parker. I have resided in Broaddus, Texas, for the past seventeen years. I come from a large family of ten children. I am currently the top ranking senior at Broaddus High School. I have been actively involved in extracurricular activities for the past four years. I have played varsity basketball for the past four years, served as Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) local president, as well as serving as regional Vice President of Projects, and this past year I served as Region III President. I have been a member of the National Honor Society for the past three years, elected homecoming queen, served as President of the Student Council, Senior Class Vice President, 4-H President, and a member of Spanish Club. I have completed twelve college hours at Angelina Jr. College. I have volunteered my time to helping disabled children learn to read, teaching Vacation Bible School, visiting the local nursing home and tutoring students in high school. I am also a member of the First Baptist Church of Broaddus. Upon graduation I plan to attend Angelina Jr. College to obtain my basics. I then plan on transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University majoring in Biology. When I graduate from SFA, I hope to attend University of Houston to obtain a degree in Optometry.