Allison Judge

Miss Central Mississippi
Hometown: Ocean Springs, MS
Platform: Promoting the Need to Read
Talent: Classical Vocal
What college did you attend, or are currently attending? Millsaps
What is your major? Chemistry
What is your scholastic ambition? Graduate from Millsaps and attend medical school
List scholastic honors: Millsaps Presidential Scholar, Millsaps Dean’s List 3 semesters, high school valedictorian, National Merit Finalist, Mu Phi Epsilon music honorary, Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health honorary; INBRE (Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Fellow
Greatest non-academic accomplishment: Being a part of the musical “The Last Five Years” and creating a final product worth the extensive time and effort
What is your favorite style of music? Every kind of music mood I’m in requires a different genre- which can be anything from opera to electric dance music
What is your favorite movie genre and why? A good, clever comedy; I can never have too much laughter in my life
What is your favorite gadget? My FitBit- it tracks my exercise and my diet, which encourages me to live a healthy lifestyle
What is your favorite blog? Rethink Mississippi
What is your favorite place to visit? Colorado
What is your favorite food? Frozen yogurt
If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? The most valuable survival guide there is- my Bible
Do you twitter? Yes, but I only tweet about once a week
What is your favorite? Sport: Soccer Sports Team: The Millsaps Majors Actor: Johnny Depp Actress: Anne Hathaway Television Program: Parks and Rec Wardrobe Accessory: My Tri Delta Badge
Thing to do on a weekend: spend time helping out 1 Campus 1 Community at Millsaps
Way to spend a day off: cuddle with my cat and watch Disney movies
Please keep the answers to the following question to two sentences or less
What is your hometown like? Ocean Springs is a kind of big-little town with lots of fantastic people and fun things to do. I love traveling, but my hometown is one of my favorite places to be
What were you like when you were a child? I was curious and loved to talk. I asked my parents at least 50 questions a day, every day between the ages of four and ten
Who is the most influential person in your life? My parents have certainly been the most influential people in my life. They have guided me through everything and assisted me in becoming the independent woman I am today
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I am a major nerd, especially when it comes to science. Once you get to know me, you can see all my fun quirks
Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title: What defined my life even more than winning my local title was losing several other titles; to have worked so hard and still come up short is a humbling experience, but each shaped character in a positive way
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program? I have learned that just because things don’t turn out how I would like doesn’t mean that I can’t learn from my experiences. God is working through my life, and winning or losing is all in His plan for me
If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service? My job as Miss Mississippi could not be fulfilled unless I follow through my platform by requiring our state legislature to provide adequate funding for public education. Initiative 42 will be my number one priority concerning my personal platform. In addition, I will promote Miss America’s national platform by not only raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network, but also by donating my time so as to bring a little more joy to the lives of those who may be undergoing a tough time in their lives
What is your secret wish or dream? Like any other scientific researcher, one of my greatest dreams is to win a Nobel Prize one day. A more short term goal would be to become a Rhodes Scholar, an honor for which I will be applying the next several years. Although these goals lie outside the realm of pageantry, I have no doubt that the character and skill set I develop through the Miss America Organization will better prepare me for success in these pursuits
I’m motivated by: my thirst for knowledge. This desire has helped me to set educational and careers goals, while broadening my views on both Mississippi and the world
Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform? Having received a quality public education in Mississippi, it was an eye-opening experience to learn that not all children in our state are afforded the same opportunity. My goal in “Promoting the Need to Read” is to make an excellent public education a right, instead of a privilege
What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime? When I was nine years old, my community was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This event showed me that normal can change in the blink of an eye and also just how precious life really is
The one thing I can’t live without: frozen yogurt; it’s the highlight of my day
My best friend would describe me as: In one word, dynamic; because I am passionate about the things that I do and full of excitement for life
Something interesting about my family: We love to travel and often do mission work abroad. Most recently, we traveled to South Africa where we set up a free eye clinic and distributed glasses
Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me: My first day of freshman year in high school, I walked into the boys’ bathroom. It didn’t take too long for me to turn around and walk out
One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me: I would like to take a world tour of exotic foods. It’s out of character for me since I am a bit of a picky eater, but I think it would be a blast
Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names: I have two dogs- Rosie and Bandit- and a cat named Rudy