Jones County girl competing in national memory contest

Jones County girl competing in national memory contest

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Pine Belt residents can help send a young Jones County student to the Bahamas for the finals of a nationwide, Christian-based academic contest.

Addyson Blankenship, 11, is taking part in the first national Memory Master Competition.

It tests a student's knowledge in many subjects and it requires 100 percent accuracy.

A brief video showcasing her knowledge has been posted on the web and if she gets enough online votes, she will be included in the finals.

"They can vote one person per 24 hours, they can watch the video, choose the one you want," said DeAnn Bond, director of Classical Conversations of Laurel. "Of course, we're hoping you vote for Addyson Blankenship but otherwise, we do want you to look and vote, because this is huge."

"A lot of work has gone into it and it's really, really hard," Addyson said. "I worked really hard on this and it would really mean a whole lot to me if you would vote for me."

Voting ends Sunday at midnight. To find out how to vote for Addyson, click here.