Ainsley SharpMiss Lauderdale County
Scholastic Ambition: Pediatrician
Scholastic Honors: National Honor Society
Platform: Funding the Freight for American Hero’s
What makes you special and unique? I am allergic to 26 plus things, it ranges from cats, to peas, to trees.
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? Due to my big smile and my bubbly attitude, people cannot tell by just looking at me that I am very insecure about my appearance.
Best advice you have ever received? My mom once told me that it does not matter what anybody says, she told me to always take a deep breath and smile through the tough parts of my life.
What can’t you live without? I cannot live without my Bible because being a Christian is the biggest and best part of my life.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure would have to be anything chocolate with the drink coke.
What is your favorite movie genre and why? I love to watch mystery romance movies because it will have your happy, loving scenes as well as a little bit of curiosity is there too.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In ten years I hope to be happy and healthy, because there are tons of 26 year olds that are not happy at all so it leads them to be unhealthy.
Most valuable lesson learned? You should always tell the honest truth even when you are too scared to.
Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? My honorary brother Dakota, because he has been through so much in his life and yet he still keeps a bright and shiny smile on his face.
What motivates you? My softball friends definitely motivates me because we love to push each other to be the absolute best we can be.
Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? I was Miss West Lauderdale at my school and that was one of my most valuable accomplishments.
Best compliment you have ever received? I have been told several times that my smile lights up a room.
Secret wish or dream? I want to go on The Voice so bad, because that has been my dream since I could talk.
What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? I was in Missouri visiting my family and we all decided to ride horses, well I guess my horse did not want to be ridden because he kept on trying to buck me off, it was not funny then but we all laugh at it now.
What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? I would love to go sky diving one day.
What is your super power? My super power is babysitting, because I can always make them giggle when they are upset.
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Program? There are so many amazing and strong young women out there that fight for what they believe in.
Describe yourself in one word. I believe that I am strong.
A Fun Family Fact? We own a local t-shirt shop in downtown Meridian named “Sharpies”.
My name is Ainsley Jayde Sharp and I am a sixteen year old junior at West Lauderdale High School. I recently had to quit the sport that I love because I have injuries to my hips and shoulders. The only way to fix my injuries is to have hip and shoulder surgery that is too risky for a teenage girl. Losing that sport was actually a good thing for me because it got me into chorus at my high school and it allowed me to meet the most amazing teacher that anyone has ever met, and her name is Mrs. Twyla Hurst. She teaches us how to become better people in the world and she shows us how to show God through us and our voices. Chorus has made me be able to open up and allow people to come into my life. It has shown me how to not be afraid to put myself out there by taking risks.
I absolutely love to be adventurous by stepping out of my comfort zone. This past Thanksgiving I bungee jumped off of a building. That was the craziest thing that I have ever done in my life, but it was also the most thrilling. When I went to Hawaii I zip lined while a one hundred pound weight was on top of me. I went so fast on that zip line but then it suddenly stopped, and I was stuck in the middle of the zip line for the workers to come get me. That was not only scary, but it was so embarrassing. You have to step out of your comfort zone every once and a while to get that amazing thrill.
Every single day I try to be the very best that I can be. I try to keep a smile on my face even when I do not feel like smiling, because you never know who needs a smile that day. I try to be nice and kind to everyone that I come in contact with because you never know what happens to that person behind closed doors. People put on a show so that nobody will ever know that they are hurting. That’s why it is our job to be kind to every person that you see. A huge part of my life is being a Christian, because without God nothing is possible, but with God all things are possible.
My platform is Funding the Freight for America’s Hero’s. In this I fund raise to get enough money to put together care packages for our military that is overseas fighting for our Country. I plan to make this big enough so that I can get as many packages together for them as possible. I want everyone to know about this and see why it is so important to the country. My long term goal is to allow every soldier to have something that reminds them of home.
In the military there is an abundance of boys and girls that do not have anyone back home to come back to. Most join the military because it is like one big family. When you do not have a support system back home it causes them to be really sad because they do not think that anyone cares about them. I am doing this so that they know that the American people are thinking and praying for them. One little care package or one little hand written note will bring them so much joy you will never understand how much that means to someone in the military.