Amber Kathryn FantMiss Jackson
Hometown: Meridian, MS
Hobbies: dancing, cheering, horseback riding, taking care of animals (pets). Cheering people up
School: Clarkdale Attendance Center
Scholastic Ambition: I plan to be a medical doctor
Scholastic Honors: Honor Roll Student
Talent: jazz dance
Platform: Adopt, Don’t Shop for Pets
What makes you special and unique?
My goofy and kind personality makes me unique.
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize?
Because I can be so silly, people do not realize I am intelligent. Math is my best subject.
Best advice you have ever received?
To use my whole brain before I speak
What can’t you live without?
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Watching Grey’s Anatomy
What is your favorite movie genre and why?
Historical movies such as Pearl Harbor
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I see myself as a medical student with several pets.
Most valuable lesson learned?
Never stand behind a horse.
Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why?
My biggest role model is my older sister. She is in school to be a nurse practitioner, and she has put her husband through school to be a physical therapist.
What motivates you?
I think being happy and seeing others happy motivates me most.
Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title?
I won first place at a dance competition.
Best compliment you have ever received?
I look just like my mother because she is beautiful.
Secret wish or dream?
Like Peter Pan, it would be nice to always be young.
What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
One time I fell down the stairs at school, and everyone saw me. I just laughed at myself.
What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you?
I have been thinking of taking violin lessons.
What is your superpower?
Making other people smile!
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi Program?
I have learned to be myself and make friends everywhere I go.
Describe yourself in one word.
A Fun Family Fact?
We ride horses together.
Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) describing yourself to the people viewing the website. Let people know who you really are. Keep in mind the questions you’ve already been asked and include other things that you would like people to know about you.
My goal in life is helping people and animals. I plan to achieve my goals by having a career in the medical field, saving as many animals as possible, and well, by making someone smile every day. My platform is based on saving animals.
My sister inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. She is a registered nurse and she is in school to become a nurse practitioner. My school has an excellent HOSA program which my brother recently completed and I plan to participate in this program next year. It is my sincere belief that God placed us on this earth to help others. I am unsure of the college I will attend, but I know I will study in the medical field.
Each day, I try to make people smile. Since I have a naturally goofy personality, sometimes it is not even intentional. When I see someone upset, I immediately try to cheer then up. My school just held a cheer try-outs. One of my friends began to panic and I soothed her as best I could with my voice and words. I think I get this from my mom. She cheers people up too.
Please write a short essay (2 or 3 paragraphs) explaining your passion for your platform and your stance on the subject. Be sure to name your platform and give a brief explanation of its purpose as well.
My passion for my platform, Adopt, Don’t Shop for Pets, is my love for animals. My mother has always rescued and cared for stray animals. My mom also volunteers at East MS Animal Rescue by cleaning cages, ect.. I recently learned over 3 million pets, cats and dogs, are euthanized each year in the United States. This is because so many pet owners do not spay and neuter pets. Many of these unwanted pets wind up in shelters. My advice for someone seeking a pet is to check with local animal shelters and to not purchase pets from breeders.
My future plans are to work with East Ms Aninal Rescue to educate school age children on pet ownership. I think children should be taught that owning a dog or cat is a 10 or 15 year commitment.