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Jacy Etter is a freshman pre-dental biology major at Lubbock Christian University. She is a graduate of Denver City High School in Denver City, Texas. Jacy was recently crowned Miss Lubbock 2015, but this isn’t the first time she has competed for a crown.
Jacy has competed in the Miss America Organization over the past 5 years. She was crowned Miss Brownfield in 2014 and competed in competitions as a teen, winning the titles of Miss High Plains’ Outstanding Teen 2011, Miss Lubbock’s Outstanding Teen 2012, and Miss Carrollton’s Outstanding Teen 2013. By winning the title of Miss Lubbock, Jacy is eligible to compete in the 2015 Miss Texas Pageant in July.
Contestants are required to have both a talent and a platform. Jacy’s talent is ventriloquism and she has chosen anti-bullying as her platform. However, Jacy takes her stance on bullying beyond pageants. Jacy has designed a mentoring program, Jacy’s Jewels and Gems, that aims to build healthy self-esteem in children. She encourages the children to take part in community service projects and to live a healthy lifestyle.
“This program has been such a blessing to me. It has grown from 4 children to over 150 children. I mail out the material and information to those who want to be a part of my program, but live too far away to come,” Jacy said.
Jacy has also written a book, “Growing Up Beautiful in an Ugly World of Bullies: The Metamorphosis of a Young Teen,” that chronicles the issues she had with bullies and how she gained self-esteem.
When asked why she came to LCU, Jacy said, “I chose to attend LCU because it is a great learning environment and everyone here is so nice. I love the fact there are so many opportunities to get involved. So far, I am thoroughly impressed with LCU. I enjoy my classes and have made so many new friends. It is also great to be in an atmosphere where the professors pray in class. I can’t wait to see what my future at LCU has in store. Go Chaps!”