27 Oct 2017


Jessica Allen, Salutatorian of the Class of 2010 attended the College of Charleston where she majored in Public Health. She received scholarships from Junior Miss of Edgefield County, Junior Miss of South Carolina, and received funding from the LIFE scholarship. After graduating from the College of Charleston, Jessica received her Masters of Health Administration from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Jessica said, “My leadership roles at Wardlaw helped me develop the confidence to form relationships with my professors and my peers at the beginning of my college career. This allowed me to form a network of supportive advisors and peers. The teachers at Wardlaw truly cared for and challenged each student, and made sure that I had the tools necessary to succeed on a collegiate academic level.”  She believes that being involved in all of Wardlaw’s extracurricular activities,  she learned the time management skills necessary to have a successful college experience. She encourages current students, ” Don’t just go to class and go home – be as involved as possible! Take on leadership roles in organizations you are interested in. Colleges want to see that you are a leader, not just a member.”  Jessica’s fondest memory of Wardlaw is winning state championships in both volleyball and softball. She believes those experiences built friendships for a lifetime and taught her lessons in life that she is grateful for today. Jessica now lives in Fort Worth, where she is the Program and Marketing Manager for the North Texas Area Community Health Centers. #whywardlaw