Hometown: Columbia, MississippiAs STAR Student of his graduating class and a member of the Columbia Academy Hall of Fame, Jay served as captain of the Quiz Bowl and Math teams and was recognized for two consecutive years on both the Math Team and Golf Team as MVP. During his senior year, Jay was elected President of the Key Club and Treasurer of Mu Alpha. He served as Golf Team Captain and played Varsity Football. Outside of school, Jay participated in All-State Baptist Youth Choir for four years, served as a State Senate Page, and volunteered as a church greeter and for various local organizations and events. Since coming to Samford, Jay has been involved in Pi Kappa Phi, Freshman Forum, Freshman Representative Council, the Golf Club, and Step Sing. After graduation, Jay plans to attend graduate school and pursue a Master’s of Taxation.