Farrah Cox

Miss Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen

Hometown:    Tupelo, MS

Hobbies:        Cheerleading, texting, playing basketball, and also playing softball

School:           Tupelo High School

Scholastic Ambition: Doctoral Degree in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine & To be a successful medical pathologist

Scholastic Honors: Honor Roll; Art Award; Who’s who among high school students; student of the month

Talent:            Clogging

Platform:        Down Syndrome Education and Awareness

What makes you special and unique? My attitude makes me special and unique. Even though a lot of things may get under people skin I choose to let it go. No matter what good things happens to good people.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I have a broad personality. My personality speaks for itself. I would have to describe my personality by saying if there is something that needs to be said or something that needs to be addressed i am the person to do it.

Best advice you have ever received? Even when you are tired and worn out, continue to push because that will be the time you find you’remost strength to do your best.

What can’t you live without? God, because he is the one that gave me life. Without God there is no way I could prosper anything.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Watching Netflix, when I could be out doing something more productive. If I sit down and turn on Netflix I am hook for a good three hours.

What is your favorite movie genre and why? Scary and suspense, I love things that will keep you on your toes. Keeping me guessing keeps me interested.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? Graduated from college perusing my career as a pathologist.

Most valuable lesson learned? To always be obedient, and to always treat people with respect. The famous saying “treat others the way you want to be treated”

Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? My role model would have to be my cousin Mariah Terry. She has graduated high school on an all “A” honor roll being in all different clubs. Then moving to attend Jackson State University where she’s on superintendent and dean’s lists. She then wants to pursue a career in sports medicine. She got the idea of being in sports medicine because she has played softball & basketball her entire life.

What motivates you? Failure, I don’t ever want to fail. I want to make something of myself. Failure is not a option, but success is.

Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? Being in-charge of the youngest youth at my church. Since I’m so involved in church being promoted to help the kids has been a great impact on me because I’m have a great influence on them.

Best compliment you have ever received? That I have a heart of gold, because if I see something in distress I’m helping as much as I can.

Secret wish or dream?  My secret wish is I wish I could sing. Everyone in my family except my mom, dad, and I can sing very, very well. If I could sing I would never hush.

What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Having to lead a song in the church choir. I sounded like a howling dogs crying for their mother. Only reason I sung was because my mom made me feel bad for not ever volunteering to sing. Now everyone know why.

What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? Jumping out of an airplane. I’ve always wanted to try something adventurous but yet scary. How many people can say they’ve jump out an airplane, of course with a parachute?

What is your super power? My superpower animal whisperer. I can sometimes tell what an animal wants or feels. Trust me, when you’ve had a pet for all your life you learn how to listen to them and what they want.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program? This program has taught me life experiences that will prepare me for life. The main thing would have to be interviews. They have taught be to calm down, be yourself, but also taught me little things like look people in their eyes when you are speaking to them. Interviews has a big role in my life because of having to give speeches or having to have a job interview.

Describe yourself in one word. Caring…I do not like to see anything suffer. If I can help anyone or anything I do my best to try.

A Fun Family Fact? Every year we have a family reunion and its always a tradition that we have to be a famous group then get up on stage to perform, even if we are embarrassing ourselves.

Please write a short essay describing yourself to the people viewing the website. Let people know who you really are.

My name is Farrah Cox, I am a 17 years old and I am a junior at Tupelo High School. I’m very active in school but my favorite activity that I participate in would have to be that I am a varsity high school cheerleader. Being athletic is a big part of my family because sports is all we know. I have played all kind of sports such as softball, basketball, soccer, and also cheering. I plan to continue to cheer because that’s where most of my talent lies.

Please write a short essay explaining your passion for your platform and your stance on the subject. 

I’m an animal lover, if I see an animal in distress I will be the one there to help. I’ve always had a pet throughout my entire life, I get that from my grandmother. She was an animal lover from her early age to her elderly ages. I have a lot of family that are pastors on my father’s side. My father is a pastor as well, and that has a lot to do with me being so involved in church. I am a youth leader at New Chapel C.M.E Church where I continue guide the youth in a positive direction.