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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

So proud of my niece!

This is my beautiful niece Jessica Holt, she is a senior this year at SouthEast High School in Bradenton, Florida. Jessica has been weightlifting at school, went to the regionals and came in first, went to the Sate competitions this past weekend and took 5th place in the entire state of Florida, bringing home a medal and has set school records for weight lifting at Southeast High School! We are so proud of her. I was blessed to have her here for Thanksgiving, she is joining the Navy July 19th and wants to continue with Power lifting when she joins. She is just a baby and we all hate to see her go! She was second runner up in the school beauty pageant as Miss Southeast, she is senior class president and an honor roll student. Above is a pic of her and her coach at the State meet this past weekend. Jessica wants to be a Marine Biologist and hopes to be able to attend college by joining the Navy.

This is Jessica this past Sunday at SeaWorld, they took them for the outing as a reward for doing so well at the weightlifting competitions the day before. We are going to miss her so much when she goes into the Navy! On my facebook link above right hand side, there are several links on there for both the Bradenton Herald and the Sarasota Herald news papers with articles and pics of Jessica at the State meet and also a link to a video live interview that a TV news station did on her. Interviewed along with Jessica was her coach and also her father(my broher Jimmy Holt). Sadly Jessica's mother died in front of her when Jessica was only 8 years old, at that time she went to live permanently with her dad (my brother)and her step mother. They have loved her so much and helped her through it all and are a very close family. Jessica is their only child, a very strong young lady and a real achiever.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful, I know this young lady is going to go far! I can see why you are so very proud of her! I hope you are having a great week!

    Bear Hugs~Karen