Chattooga High School senior Jessica Brown was named FCA Christian Athlete of the Year.
Brown has been with FCA for three years. She maintains a 3.6 GPA and will be an honorary graduate. She says she is thrilled to be recognized as the FCA Christian Athlete of the Year.
She is a member of FCCLA, HOSA, FCA and BETA. She is the Vice-President of FCCLA and is part of the FCA management team.
Brown plays tennis and is the captain of the Lady Indians tennis team.
“At the beginning of my life, I was curious about the world around me and how it was born. When I was about nine, I was biking around the neighborhood and a guy stopped by and asked if we had a home church. He invited us to his church where he turned out to be the preacher.
During my seventh year some of my friends invited me to their church and in four weeks I went to the altar with several people. I later realized that this first trip to the altar was not a real salvation. I just went because all of my friends were going up. About a year later, in a Sunday morning sermon, I realized that I was a sinner and needed Jesus. That day I asked Jesus in my heart.
I have felt God present in my life in several situations. God has led me to where I am now, ”Brown said of his Christian faith.
She attends Floyd Springs Baptist Church.
“My faith defines who I am and my beliefs,” Brown said.
Brown said the FCA continued to meet through Zoom throughout the pandemic, “these meetings have allowed me to continue to see my fellow Christian athletes.”
Her plans after high school are to attend Covenant College, where she will play tennis and earn a degree in early childhood education with a minor in math.