Bailie BishopMiss Fairpark
Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a PhD in Political Science with a Minor in International Politics and to pursue a career in politics. To become President of the United States of America
Scholastic Honors: National Beta Club member; The Kiwanis Club; West Jones BEST club; Key Club; Spanish club; Diamond Girl; Honor student
Platform: Show up and Show out to fight school age suicide
What makes you special and unique? I’m not afraid of failure. In fact, I think it is an essential part of what it takes to get you to success. I really enjoy learning new things and am constantly seeking out new learning opportunities. I am a very good communicator and find it’s easy for me to relate to other people.
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I’m bilingual with Spanish as my second language. I have a brother named Bricen and two fur babies Rocks and Lady. One of my most treasured activities is hunting with my dad.
Best advice you have ever received? My parents have always told me not to be afraid of failure that you cannot accomplish anything if you are fearful of failure. Listen to those around you because it’s important that I learn something new daily. To be the type of person that is true to their word, stands up for what they believe in, cares for others and strive to be the person I want to see in others. That the biggest accomplishment one could have is to live an amazing life without fear and to be an amazing person while doing it.
What can’t you live without? My family. They have helped to make the person I am today. They are my biggest supporters and hardest critics. They inspire me to be the best version of myself.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Popcorn and brownies. I can’t stop eating them until they are all gone.
What is your favorite movie genre and why? There’s no doubt for me that my favorite movies are based on true stories. I love to see characters grow as individuals, and I love to see them get out of difficult situations. I always cheer for the underdog.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In ten years, I will be working at the White House making the connections and gaining the experience that will one day help me become the President of the United States.
Most valuable lesson learned? If you want to be great, you must have great habits. Life is extremely short. It is important to walk your own path. People like to judge others. Do not let this keep you from trying something new. Do not hesitate when you should act and experience what you have learned. Always work hard and do your best. Good things do not come easy. Stay true to your world and never stop trying something new. You have one life make every moment count. Live and let live its not our place to judge others nor the things they do.
Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? A role model is someone you look up to, someone that has made a major impact in your life. I have been blessed with great role models. Besides my mom my most valued role model happens to be two people. First my dad. My dad is a superhero. He stepped up and chose to love me. We may not have the same genes or last name but I’m his daughter. I admire how loving, caring, selfless, hard-working and devoted he is. He is patient and always encourages me to be the best version of me. He supports me in every part of my life. He is my dad and the love, life lessons, and the time spent hunting has shaped me into the person I am today. My brother Bricen inspires and motivates me to be a better person. He is so kind and cares deeply for everyone. He has supported me and cheered me on his entire life. He has shown me that having a real personality and not hiding it goes a long way. Even though he is my little brother he has taught me that being unique is a good thing. If someone else can’t see that they are not worth the time or effort. He is always himself and always stands up and does what is right no matter the cost to him. He is always standing up for others and encouraging them. I’m blessed to have him in my corner always cheering me on. Everyday I’m grateful for the fact that I have such an amazing brother. I will never be able to thank him, my dad, and mom enough for pushing me to follow every one of my dreams no matter how big and scary they may seem and for always being the loudest supporters in the room.
What motivates you? I’m really driven by goals I set for myself. I like it when I have a concrete goal to meet and I figure out a way to accomplish it. I have always been motivated by the desire to fulfill my goals. Setting and reaching my goals give me a sense of accomplishment. Achieving each milestone motivates me to keep working hard and helps me to ensure I meet my goals.
Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? National award-winning soloist for West Jones CenterStage from World Stride onstage in San Antonio, Texas; received best performer award and Maestro Award.
Best compliment you have ever received? The best compliment I have received was from my brother. He said Bailie Jade you’re the best big sister. Knowing my brother thinks I’m the best big sister is the greatest accomplishment I will ever achieve.
Secret wish or dream? My dream is to become President and my secret wish is to be able to come up with a new chocolate that everyone can eat.
What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? I was at a football game. I thought I saw a teacher I knew. I run up and hugged her from behind. Well when she turned around it wasn’t anyone I knew. Needless to say, not only was it funny but also embarrassing.
What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? I would like to do a military style 5k.
What is your super power? I believe my superpower is the capacity to build trust and credibility among my peers. With this superpower I bring people together and make true lasting friendship
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Program? That no matter what background you come from you are excepted. I have gained sisters that help me in ways I wasn’t expecting. They have influenced me to be more confident and be comfortable with myself.
Describe yourself in one word. Determined
A Fun Family Fact? At random times we have fortnite dance parties. You never know when you will come home to a nerf war. If you walk in and a nerf gun is on the table, you better take cover and look for enemy fire.
My name is Bailie Jade Bishop, I’m a sophomore at West Jones High School. I have a pretty awesome little brother named Bricen. I love spending time with him. Between fortnite dancing, nerf wars and basketball we are always into something. One of my favorite past times is hunting with my dad. I have been going since I was three. Not only do I enjoy the hunt, but I enjoy spending time with my dad more. He laughs and says I go from his tom boy to his princess in a matter of minutes. We have a race truck. I love when we take it to the mud boggs. Nothing like running a fast truck through the mud. My dad has taught me to drive a tractor and work chicken houses. I’m not scared of hard work. My mom is always there. She doesn’t miss one thing. She is the strength of our family. She is my biggest supporter and biggest critic. No matter what I’m doing I know I will look out and see her and hear her scream my name. I’m blessed. I love hanging out with my two cousins Lexi and Leah. Between riding the side by side, playing meme games and dancing to fortnite we always have a good time. My Uncle Brian always has something fun for us to do every other week from going to the movies to going to see Miranda Lambert. My Nana and Papaw have always been some of my biggest supporters. I love spending time with them. My Nana comes to everything I do. Doesn’t matter how far or what time of the day she is there. As you can tell my family is my world. They keep me centered and no matter what I know they will be there. My mom has helped to make me the confident, strong and daring person I am. I enjoy being a part of several clubs. Beta Club, Best Club, Key Club, Spanish Club, and Diamond girl for West Jones Baseball. I’m a member of the Lady Mustangs Tennis team as well as Imagination. Imagination is West’s show choir. I enjoy taking singing lessons from Mrs. Nikki she has taught me so much and always cheers me on. I’m a member of Encore Preforming Arts. Through Encore I have had the pleasure of playing some of my favorite characters such as Maleficent and Ursula. I stay busy all the time. I learn so much from the people that I have around me. I try to learn something new every day. I love talking to others about my platform Show Up Show Out. It is very dear to my heart. If I could change one thing about the world, I would make sure everyone knows they have someone that cares about them. Through experiences and mentors, I grow as a person daily. I hope you enjoyed learning a little about this country girl from Jones County.
Show Up and Show Out to fight school age suicides
Making friends is just as important as making an A in school. Learning how to form successful relationships is a life skill. Not all kids develop social skills naturally. There are some kids that struggle with impulse and hyperactive behavior. Some that have problems controlling their anger or asserting their selves in a group setting. I came up with Show Up and Show out after seeing my brother struggles with making friends. I’m an outgoing person and find it easy to speak to others and relate to them. This is something my brother finds difficult. Show up- is what I want people to do when they see someone that doesn’t seem to make friends easily. When you show up, you’re confident and visible. You speak first! You start a conversation with the person. You find ways to relate to them. Show out- is when you captivate those around you and make a powerful impression on what is to be a friend. You use the power of being a friend to show those around you how to be a friend. With Show Up and Show Out I encourage people to take the first steps to include others that would not be normally included. You can include them by; sitting with them at lunch, Walking down the hallway with them; asking to play together on the playground; inviting them to a ball game or club at school; getting their phone number or social media to shoot them a message just to say hey daily. This shows them they have someone who has their back and will stand up for them and make sure they aren’t left out on purpose. Try to learn about their interest. Remember some people are shy and find it hard to be outgoing. That doesn’t mean they should be left out. It’s important that they feel comfortable. Understand you don’t have to be the most popular kid in the class to make an impact that can change someone’s life. If everyone would Show Up and Show Out, we would have less suicides in school age children. According to the CDC, people ages 10-24 years old have shown an increase of 56% in suicide. People in this age range have a greater risk of dying from suicide then homicide. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death of people ages 10-24. In the past, age range of 10-24 years old, had the lowest rate of suicides but the rate has nearly tripled for the age group. Social Media used among teams might be the fuel that has increased suicide risk, anxiety, and depression among adolescents. It is very important we do our part to Show Up and Show Out. We can do this every day by using the T.H.I.N.K method. Before you speak think is it…
Do you think before you speak?