Biggersville High School would like to proudly announce our 2020 STAR student, Jenna Grace Ann Palmer. Jenna is the daughter of Lisa Palmer and Johnny Palmer. This prestigious title is awarded by the Mississippi Economic Council and is given each year to the senior with the highest ACT score at his or her school. Jenna not only has the highest ACT score for the Class of 2020 with a 26 but has a 4.0 GPA as well. She is also a Million Point Club Member on Vocab.com, a nationwide online program where students compete to enhance their vocabulary skills.
Throughout her time at BHS, Jenna has been active in clubs and organizations such as the BETA Club, Spanish Club, and Music Club. She was elected the Vice-President of the BHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Senior Class Vice-President and President of the Student Government Association this year. She has represented BHS at various conferences such as the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. She has volunteered with Special Olympics and the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition.
Not only did Jenna participate in clubs, but she was also involved in athletics. She played BHS Volleyball for the past three years. She was on the BHS Archery Team for the past two years and during her senior year, joined the BHS Bowling Team. She has been a manager for the BHS Basketball and Fast-pitch Teams over the past four years as well. Jenna shows her Lion PRIDE by being actively involved in BHS. She also has worked for the Booneville City Park.
Jenna’s future plans include attending Northeast Mississippi Community College this fall to begin pursuing a degree in Finance with a minor in Business Administration before transferring to the University of Mississippi to complete her degree.
As STAR Student, Jenna had the opportunity to choose this year’s STAR Teacher. This person is someone who has made a significant impact on her academic career. Jenna had a difficult decision because more than one teacher had strongly influenced her. For her STAR Teacher, she ultimately chose Mr. Case Ingram. He taught Geometry and Algebra III this year. Coach Ingram is married to Bradi Ingram, a science teacher at BHS. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi. Coach Ingram said that “once Jenna sets her mind to something, she will stop at no length to complete it. I think her determination and perseverance are her strongest character traits. She is a true academic fighter.”