Olivia Thompson  

Olivia Thompson
 FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
Fashion Industry

Description :

Olivia Thompson is a 2013 graduate of White Station High School where she is an honor student and has maintained a 5.0 weighted GPA.  She is conscientious and driven in everything she commits herself to, whether it is with her academics or her numerous extra-curricular activities.  Olivia believes “obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."  - Henry Ford

Full of initiative, she is an active member of various organizations, such as the following:

  • Pan-African Club
  • DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
  • FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
  • Community Service Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Focus on Fashion Club Founder
  • Envoy Project
  • Memphis Challenge

She also served as the Special Events Coordinator for FCCLA.

Olivia has received numerous awards and accolades for her achievements to include the following:

  • 1st Place - DECA District Competition- Buying and Merchandising (2011-2012)
  • 1st Place - FCCLA District Competition - Promoting and Publicizing (2010- 2012)
  • 1st Place - Cheersport Dance Competition (2011)
  • 1st Place – University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.E.T.S Program - Grand Enterprise Award (1st place in online business game)
  • Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church Dance Ministry - Most Accomplished
  • 1st Place – DECA State Competition- Fashion Merchandising Promotional Plan (2013)

Olivia career sights are set on the fashion industry.  To explore the fashion industry further, she spent one week in Nashville, Tennessee at the Summer Studio at the Art Institute where she explored fashion design.

This young woman does not see her accomplishments as hers only: she deems it something she shares with others.  It is for this reason that she always finds time to render service to the community, or organizations with humanitarian pursuits.  She sees this as a way of giving and sharing knowledge, the strength, and the health, that God has endowed her with.  Her community activities include, but not limited to the following:

  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure where she where she shared breast cancer awareness, cheered on race participants, and assisted with providing refreshments (2010, 2011, and 2012),
  • Memphis City Zoo (Zoo Boo) where she passed out candy to young children (2010 and 2011),
  • Seek for the Old Path Women’s Shelter where she handed out gifts (2011),
  • St Jude Children Research Hospital Bike a Thon where she cheered on race participants and distributed refreshments (2012), and
  • Memphis Mid-South Food Bank “Empty Bowls” Initiative (2012)
  • Color Vibe 5k where she splattered colored powder onto runners. (2013)

Olivia joined the Memphis NAACP Youth Council in 2012 as a 2012 Memphis Branch NAACP Teenager of the Year Contestant representing Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church where she is a Youth Ambassador and participates in the Dance Ministry and Youth Choir.

Olivia will be studying Marketing at Georgia State University in the fall.