Jessica is studying towards a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching, at Nottingham College and won her medal in in the table tennis competition.
She competed in both singles and doubles matches, coming second overall.
Eighteen-year-old Jessica said: “This year I was aiming to come fourth after coming fifth last year.
“To then be awarded second and the silver medal was just amazing.
“I am so glad that months of training paid off and I earned myself a medal.
“It was another amazing weekend full of talented sportspeople and I only hope I can qualify again next year during my last year in college.”
Jessica, who was also one of the team captains for the East Midlands team this year, continued: “It was an honour for me to be selected as a captain.
“It was my third year competing, which I am so happy about. The National Finals is my favourite weekend of the year.”
Abbi Bladon, sport technician at Nottingham College, supported Jessica at the event and said: “We’re so proud of all the competing students.”
“Jessica and her team-mate did the region proud and worked really hard to achieve this medal.”
“It was great to see Jessica develop as a player”
“Not only practically, but also in her ability to understand the game working in a team.”