Jami Nicole Carpenter of Farmerville graduated salutatorian at Claiborne Christian School in West Monroe,

ending her senior year with a 4.0 GPA. She accepted a four-year academic scholarship to Louisiana Tech University. She is the recipient of the Louisiana Tech Outstanding Student Scholarship, the Louisiana Tech Agricultural Sciences Scholarship, the Sparks Nissan Kia Community Scholarship, the Burger King Scholars Scholarship and the Military Officers Association of America Scholarship. Nicole also earned Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Honors for maintaining at least a 3.50 GPA or higher throughout her high school career and scoring a 27 or higher on the ACT.

Nicole was recognized at the 29th Annual Scholars' Banquet held earlier this year at the Monroe Civic Center. Earlier this year, she placed first in the Louisiana Tech District Literary Rally in the psychology division and earned second place at the State Literary Rally at LSU in Baton Rouge in May. Nicole is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Leadership Institute. As a student at Claiborne Christian, Nicole was a member of the softball, basketball and cross country teams. She also holds a red belt in Tae-kwon-do and a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu.

Nicole has been accepted into the Louisiana Tech University's Honors Program majoring in animal science. After graduation from Tech, she plans to pursue a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at LSU in Baton Rouge. For her senior trip, Nicole will be taking a seven day Eastern Caribbean cruise in July.

Nicole is the daughter of Brenton and Leslie Albritton of Farmerville and David Turnbow of Bastrop. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Kelly and the late G.K. Kelly of Bastrop and Glen and the late Alida Turnbow, also of Bastrop.