ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – A 9th grade Roanoke Catholic student is having a great year. She’s been crowned Miss Teen Virginia International, will be awarded a full scholarship to Hollins University.
Isabella Jessee will officially receive her full-tuition scholarship, valued at more than $140,000, at a ceremony Wednesday.
Although she’s just getting into high school, Jessee already has an impressive resume. In addition to her pageant and modeling work, she is a classically trained violinist and has appeared in 10 productions with Roanoke Children’s Theatre, including her favorite role as Nellie Olsen in A Little House Christmas.
In a release to the media, Jesse was quoted saying, “Hollins is the perfect fit. It is close to home, it has small classes, and I will feel right at home with green and gold!”