Roanoke Catholic 9th grader wins full scholarship to Hollins University

Roanoke Catholic 9th grader wins full scholarship to Hollins University (Image 1)
Roanoke Catholic 9th grader wins full scholarship to Hollins University (Image 1)

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!”

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