JCJC Announces Homecoming Court 2011

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-09-27 09:43:31

ELLISVILLE–Jones County Junior College announces its 2011 Homecoming Court.  Elections were held in September and students chose the following ladies to represent them during Homecoming.
Queen: Haley Brooke Smith is from Enterprise and she is majoring in occupational therapy. At JCJC she is a member of the softball team and is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Threads ministry. In high school, Smith was elected homecoming queen her senior year and she was a member of the softball team which helped earn the school’s first state softball championship. She was also involved in the Beta Club in high school and graduated with high honors. The sophomore plans to transfer to Mississippi State University and earn a degree in occupational therapy. Her parents are Troy and Michell Smith.
Escorting Smith will be Jonathan Glaze of Ellisville. The physical therapy major is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the JCJC Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Threads ministry and he is a member of the JCJC baseball team. The South Jones graduate played in the NJCAA national championship game last spring. In high school, Glaze was involved with First Priority, played for the South Jones Braves baseball team and graduated with highest honors. He plans on graduating from Jones and eventually being a physical therapist. Bobby and Linda Glaze are Jonathan’s parents. 
Student Body Maid: Katie Pittman is majoring in nursing. The Bay Springs native is secretary of Phi Theta Kappa and Student Government Association, coordinator for Spirit Committee, a member of the JCJC Bobcat Brigade and Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. Pittman has earned the Letter “J” Award, and has earned an academic, foundation, and Bobcat Brigade scholarship in addition to making the President’s Honor Roll.  She was also a member of the 2010 Homecoming Court as a Freshman Maid. Her Raleigh High School activities included Beta club, Math and Science Team, playing for the Lady Lion softball team, serving as Class President, Teen Council President, Student Council member, FCA, FFA, Enviro-thon, and Quiz Bowl. Katie also enjoyed 4-H and volunteering with the American Red Cross. She was elected Miss Raleigh High School and was honored by the DAR with the Good Citizen Award and the Best All-Around Award. Her future plans include attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Katie’s parents are Teresa Pittman and the late Brother Rusty Pittman.
Escorting Pittman is Chandler Craft of Soso. The exercise physiology major is a member of the JCJC Bobcat Brigade and SGA. At West Jones High School, he was a Mississippi Scholar and participated in Bible Club and Mu Alpha Theta. Chandler plans to continue his education at the University of Southern Mississippi. His parents are Byron and Tracy Craft.
Sophomore Maid:Waynesboro native, Kelli Durr is majoring in nursing. Her JCJC activities and honors include earning the Letter “J” Award, being on the Dean’s List honor roll, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Science club, SGA, Bobcat Brigade, and she is a Diamond Girl. The Wayne Academy graduate was busy in high school as a member of the cheerleading squad, fast pitch softball team, track, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was honored as an All-District member in softball and helped her team earn the South State Championship. Her basketball honors include being an All-Star Basketball player, All-District member, All-District Tournament member, and All-South State Tournament member. In track she was an All-District member and helped win a State Championship. Other honors include being Class Historian, Football Sweetheart, Friendliest Award, class officer, National Honors Society member and receiving the Amanda Harvison Award. Kelli’s future plans include being a nurse anesthetist. Her parents are Dean and Vicky Durr.
Durr’s escort is Jordy White of Benton, a pre-med major. His activities and honors at Jones include Jones Ambassador, PTK officer, SGA member, Science Club member, a Charles Pickering Honors College student, President’s List honor roll, and earning the Letter “J” Award.  In high school Jordy was busy playing football, basketball, baseball, track, and earning South State Championships in the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles. He was also a member of the science club, math club, National Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and served as Student Council President, class officer and valedictorian. His honors include Wendy’s High School Heisman and the Mr. Benton Academy award. Jordy’s plans include going to Mississippi College and becoming a medical missionary after medical school. Jeff and Carla White are Jordy’s parents.
Sophomore Maid: Danielle Chaneyof Taylorsville is majoring in accounting. At JCJC, she is the PTK Director of Campus Activities, and is a member of the Bobcat Brigade, Phi Beta Lambda and SGA. Her honors include earning the Presidential and ACT Scholarships.  Danielle was busy in high school as the National Honor Society President, valedictorian, 2009 Homecoming Queen, Drug Free Teen Council President, Senior Class secretary, Beta club reporter and District 7-2A girls doubles Tennis champion. Her plans include earning her bachelor’s degree from USM and earning her CPA. Kendall and Jennifer Chaney are Danielle’s parents. 
Chaney’s escort is Kelby King of Stringer. His activities and honors at Jones include serving as Freshman Class President, being chosen as Freshman Class Favorite, and being a member of the Bobcat Brigade and SGA. Kelby graduated with highest honors and was a member of the Hall of Fame, and President of the Student and Peer Council. His future plans include pursing a degree in landscape architecture at Mississippi State. James and Paula King are Kelby’s parents.
Freshman Maid: Marlee Mood of Benton is a business major. At Jones, Marlee is a member of the Student Government Association and college yearbook staff. In high school, she was involved in Spanish Club, Science Club, varsity cheerleading, cross country track and editor of the yearbook. Her honors include class vice president, ABC Award winner, selected a junior and senior year beauty, honors graduate and a Junior Ambassador for the city of Madison. Her future plans include graduating from Mississippi State with her master’s in business. Marlee’s parents are Tim and Lynn Mood.
Mood’s escort is Hayden White from Benton.  The pharmacy major is busy at Jones as a member of PTK and Mu Alpha Theta.  In high school, Hayden was the class salutatorian and earned the highest GPA average award. His future plans include continuing his pharmacy education and work with missions. Hayden’s parents are Gene and Eden White. 
Freshman Maid: Effie Rawls is majoring pharmacy. The Taylorsville native was busy in high school cheering for the Tartars for ten years and earning NCA All-American honors in 2010, as well as Homecoming maid for three years and Student Body maid her senior year. Her high school activities included cheerleading, Beta club and being chosen for Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit Girls teen modeling board for five years. Effie’s honors include the NCA Leadership Award, the Smith County School Academic Award, U.S. Youth Senate Program Nominee Award, Senior Class Most School Spirit, Miss Taylorsville High School, Hall of Fame, and she was elected class president for five years, and class favorite for four years.   Her future plans include graduating from Ole Miss with a pharmacy degree.   Dewayne and Billie Ruth Rawls are Effie’s parents.
Effie’s escort is Garrett Boykin from Taylorsville. The civil engineering major was busy in high school playing football and baseball, and earning All-District honors in baseball and graduating with highest honors. Boykin was also a member of the Beta Club and was selected as class favorite, a class officer, and Most Handsome. His future plans include continuing his studies at USM. Garrett’s parents are Todd and Jennifer Boykin.
The JCJC Homecoming court will also have represented as the flower girl, Marlee Robinson of Ellisville. The seven-year old is a 2nd grader at Ellisville Elementary School and is the daughter of Chris and Alissa Robinson. Ian Marks is also a 2nd grader at Ellisville Elementary School and will serve as crown bearer for the 2011 Homecoming Court. The seven-year old is the son of Stan and Giselle Marks. 


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