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St. Maria Goretti student elected secretary of quarter horse group

October 22, 2007

Jessica M. McMullen, 17, of Spring Run, Pa., was recently elected as secretary of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, for 2007-08.

Jessica was elected by her peers at the annual Youth Excellence Seminar and elections in Amarillo.

Jessica will serve the association, which boasts a membership of more than 31,000 youths, including members from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

The group is the largest, single-breed youth association in the world and provides a variety of programs to youth 18 years old and younger, which encourage participation with the American Quarter Horse breed.

In 2008, the Ford Youth World Show will usher in a new era as it moves from Fort Worth, Texas, to the new State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Jessica has been active in the group as a member since 1997 and most recently served as a Region 5 Director for 2006-07. She is active locally, serving as the current Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Youth Association vice president, and has been a member and active on several committees and a member of the Congress team. She was vice president of the Maryland Quarter Horse Youth Association in 2006 and a multiple year member of their World and Congress teams.

She is a senior at St. Maria Goretti High School.

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