“It’s important to realize now that making good decisions sets you on a pathway to success,” said Miss North Carolina Jessica Jacobs to six of Carteret County Public Schools on Wednesday and Thursday, October 3rd and 4th, 2007.


With a message of making wise and healthy choices, and the importance of reading and literacy, her school tour was offered as an initiation from Communities In Schools of Carteret County, (CISOCC). Ms. Jacobs’s platform as Miss North Carolina is to promote reading and literacy and to encourage youth to make good choices.

“Part of my job is service to schools, and I’ve partnered with Communities In Schools of North Carolina, the Communities In Schools state office,” she said. “I really enjoy spreading the message of reading to children – and doing it early and often.” She spent her time reading in the Elementary Schools, but in the Middle and High Schools, she wanted to promote wise decision-making. She told the older students, “I wouldn’t be able to do the things I do as Miss North Carolina if I hadn’t made good, healthy decisions when I was your age, and that’s why you need to start now.” According to Ms. Jacobs, “Part of wise decision-making is obeying parents and choosing friends carefully.” She also added that “the friends you choose to surround yourself with will impact your decisions now and in the future, so choose your friends wisely.”

She also pointed out to the Middle and High School students that they are role models for younger children so it’s important that they set a good example. She added, “I encourage you to stand up for your values and what you believe in, because you are a role model for someone and not to forget that.”

Ms. Jacobs is a volunteer for Communities In Schools herself and has been for many years, she has a real passion for children and our at-risk children, that is why she choose Communities In Schools to be her platform as Miss North Carolina.


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