THOMSON – “My name is Jessica Morlan, I’m 9 years old, and I am born and raised in Thomson, Ga.”
Thomson, Georgia is home to the Brickyard, the Hickory Hill house museum, and the best majorette in the nation for her age group: Jessica Morlan.
Jessica was crowned the 2015 Juvenile Miss Majorette of America at the 2015 America’s Youth on Parade USA and World Baton Twirling Championships. This is the highest title for her age group. Jessica is the best advanced twirler in the 7-9 age range in the nation and she has been Miss Majorette of Georgia for four consecutive years.
“It’s really fun for me, you get to travel around the world and you meet new friends and it makes me feel good,” she said.
Jessica started at a very early age, practices really hard and even works odd jobs to help pay for her equipment and trips.
“During summer I practice about 6 hours a day and during the school year I practiced 2-3 hours a day,” said Jessica. “People asked me to do jobs like watering plants and teaching baton lessons to younger children”
Jessica comes from a long line of majorettes, her grandmother, mom and sisters all had the baton twirling bug and one day soon she hopes to be a majorette for her favorite university.
“I would love to go to UGA! Absolutely!” she said.
Jessica also has a simple yet very important long term goal.
“I would like to be a baton teacher just like my mother and teach a bunch of girls just to give the love out of baton twirling”
Jessica Morlan is a hardworking, fun loving 9 year old, who just happens to be the best majorette in her age group in the nation.