Jennifer "Pepper" Ann Pearson (voiced by Kathleen Wilhoite) is a quirky, unpredictable and tomboyishly beautiful 12-year-old 7th grader at Hazelnut Middle School. She is best friends with Milo Kamalani and Nicky Little. Her mother is Lydia Pearson and she has a cute and (like her) tomboyishly beautiful little sister named Moose. Her grandma is Miss Chism. She often has elaborate fantasy sequences in which her reflection acts as her conscience during moral dilemmas. Pepper Ann has a crush on Craig Bean. At the end of the title sequence, Pepper Ann always finds something different under her desk (for the first season, it was always "five bucks", but later on in the series, the item would vary, e.g., a mood ring).