been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Jada was blessed when she found her purpose early. At the age of twelve, Jada was cast
as “Jasmine” in Aladdin, Junior, with KidsAlive!OKC, a musical theater production company.
This was a God’s favor and anointing on her life. Jada is autistic and did not speak until she was
four years old. She was extremely shy.
Scripture says, “all things work for the good”. Jada faced many challenges: she was in
special education classes, received speech and occupational therapy, had fine motor skill issues,
and was reading three levels below her grade. But God!! During the next six years, Jada
performed in James and the Giant Peach, Fiddler on the Roof, Lion King, Jr., Mary Pippins, Jr.,
Mulan, Jr., Piggy and Elephant We are in a Play, Jr., Beauty and the Beast, Jr., and Rag Time.
At the Junior Theater Festival-West, Sacramento, CA, she was awarded the prestigious
“Outstanding Performer Award, as “Nala” in The Lion King, Jr., where she performed in front of
over 1,400 other student thespians and professionals from the Walt Disney, Corp., Play Bill, and
the music industry.
Her self-confidence soared and she competed and won two state-talent pageants for girls
and women with disabilities. She was crowned the 2019 Oklahoma Miss Amazing, Jr. Teen, and
the 2021 Oklahoma Miss Amazing Teen, where she showcased her passions of “feeding the
homeless” and American Sign Language. In the 2021 Nationals, Jada won a gold medal for
completing 250 hours of community service feeding the hungry and participating in the Junior
Stewardess Board and Mattie E. Coleman Missionary Society at Amos Memorial CME Church,
Oklahoma City, OK.
When she graduated from high school this past May, Jada had mainstreamed into regular
classes, graduated in the top 1/3 of her class, and was reading on grade level. She was accepted
at The University of Alabama, University of Tulsa, University of Central Oklahoma, Columbia
College of Chicago, and Oklahoma State University. She has decided to attend OSU and major
She is grateful to be the first recipient of the Converted Heart High School Scholarship.
She will use this money to buy items for her dorm room. With her hand in God’s hands, she will
navigate this new adventure with the same zeal and fortitude that she used to overcome previous
obstacles put before her