JCJC Announces Homecoming Court 2012

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2012-09-25 09:07:39

ELLISVILLE–Jones County Junior College announces its 2012 Homecoming Court.  Elections were held in September and students chose the following ladies to represent them during Homecoming.

Queen: Ramanda Dace is from Terry and she is a pre-med major. The former JCJC Bobcat Basketball player is busy at JCJC as a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta English honor society, Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Bobcat Brigade, FCA, College Democrats and the Baptist Student Union.  She also earned the Letter “J” Award. In high school, the varsity basketball player and National Honor Society member was a member of the Pre-Med Society and was chosen as Miss Teen of Excellence while also making a name for herself on the basketball court with MAIS North 3-A All-conference player and All-tournament player honors, as well as being chosen for the MAIS All-Star team, Clarion Ledger’s High School girls basketball top 20 seniors and was an All-Metro Selection. The sophomore plans to transfer to the University of Mississippi and pursue a career in pediatric medicine.  Her parents are Glen and Patrina Dace.

Escorting Dace will be DePaul Foxworth of Foxworth. The biology and pre-med major is the Student Government Association President and a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the JCJC Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Charles Pickering Honors Institute, Student Senate, Bobcat Brigade, Ambassadors, Student Voices, Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta honor society and Sigma Kappa Delta honor society. He was also chosen by his peers to represent the freshman class as a class favorite and class president. The Columbia High School graduate was the captain of the tennis team and doubles district champion. DePaul was also the percussion section leader winning state championship marching band honors two years in a row and he had the lead role in two of the schools’ musicals, while serving as student body president and participating in numerous honor societies and receiving various academic honors. The Mississippi Scholar plans on graduating from Jones and transferring to LSU or the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Sedgie Foxworth and Trina Lee are DePaul’s parents. 

Student Body Maid: Janet McCullum is majoring pharmaceutical medicine. The Hebron native is a member of the SGA and she also plays intramural basketball and softball at Jones. Her West JonesHigh School activities included playing basketball, track and softball. She was a member of the geographical honors society, Mu Alpha Theta honor society, science club, math club and Spanish club. Janetta was selected as an All-South State Basketball Player, voted Most Athletic and Most Valuable Defensive Player by her high school team, and the Mississippi Scholar graduated magna cum laude and was chosen to Who’s Who Among High School Students. Her future plans include graduating from Mississippi State University. Janetta’s parents are Janice and Michael McCullum.

Escorting McCullum is Carlton Coleman of Hebron. The poultry science major is a member of the Agriculture Science Club and Phi Theta Kappa honor society. He also participates in intramural football and basketball at Jones. At West Jones High School, he played football and performed in the show choir. Carlton plans to continue his education at Mississippi State. His parents are Carla and Michael Coleman.

Sophomore Maid:Hattiesburg native, Temple Hughs is majoring in nutrition and dietics. Her JCJC activities and honors include being the Lady Bobcat Soccer captain both years and  being a member of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Temple was active in high school in the Beta Club, FCA, FBLA, and Forrest General Hospital’s Spirit Girls for two years. She also served as soccer captain her junior and senior years at Presbyterian Christian High School, and she was honored as the MVP in defense, All-Star MAIS player, MAIS All-Star Captain, Clarion Ledger’s High School girls soccer top 20 seniors and was an All-Metro Selection.  Temple played on the soccer and softball state championship teams while also earning MVP honors in track and field. She graduated with honors and was selected Who’s Who Among High School Students. Her future plans include continuing her soccer career in college and earning her doctorate in nutrition and dietetics. Temple’s parents are Julie and James Ed Hughs.

Hugh’s escort is Tanner Morris of Petal. The sports medicine major also finds time to play soccer at JCJC and represents Covington Hall in the Student Senate. His high school honors and activities include playing football and soccer and was named a Mississippi Scholar. Tanner’s plans include going to USM to continue his education in sports medicine. Colleen and Sam are Tanner’s parents.
Sophomore Maid: Hollie Jefcoatof Soso is majoring in medical coding and EMT. At JCJC, she is a member of the Bobcat Brigade, SGA, Mu Alpha Theta, Phi Theta Kappa and works at the college switchboard. Hollie was busy at West Jones High School as a member of the cheerleading squad, show choir, Bible Club, FCA, Science Club, HOSA, Beta Club, Vo-Tech Student Council, Mu Alpha Theta and graduated Summa Cum Laude and was recognized as a Mississippi Scholar. Her future plans include becoming a flight paramedic. 

Hollie’s escort is Jordyn DuBose of Laurel. The petroleum engineering major kept busy at Heidelberg Academy  playing football and was a member of the FFA and FCA. Jordyn’s future plans include pursing his degree in petroleum engineering at Mississippi State University. Robin DuBose and Charay Jefcoat are Jordyn’s parents.

Freshman Maid: Hannah Hammons of Raleigh is a medical sonosgraphy major. At Jones, Hannah is a member of the Bobcat Brigade. In high school, she was played on the Raleigh Lady Lions Softball team and was a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, FCA, Teen Council, FFA, and the yearbook staff. She was honored as a member of the high school’s Hall of Fame. Hannah’s future plans include transferring to the University of Mississippi. Her parents are Keith and Sandy Hammons.

Hannah’s escort is Brenton Moss from Raleigh.  The civil engineering major is busy at Jones as a member of Charles Pickering Honors Institute.  In high school, Brenton was a member of the Raleigh Lions Baseball Team and the Beta Club. His future plans include continuing his education at Mississippi State. Brenton’s parents are Robin and Joe Moss. 

Freshman Maid: Emily Miller is majoring in dentistry. The Laurel native was busy in high school cheering for Stringer Attendance Center as cheer captain and was named All-American Cheerleader. Other honors include graduating in the Top 10 of her graduating class, superintendent’s list, National Society of Distinguished High School Scholars, President’s Volunteer Service Award, Red Devil Athletic Award, Most Beautiful, and she was voted Student Body Maid in the Homecoming court and football Sweetheart. Emily was also a member of the Beta club in high school. At Jones you will find Emily dancing on the Touch of Gold dance team and active in SGA, College Republicans and is a member of the Sigma Kappa Delta honor society. Her future plans include graduating USM or MSU.   Dodie and Rod Miller are Emily’s parents.

Emily’s escort is Anthony Herrington from Ellisville. The civil engineering major is a member of the JCJC golf team. He was busy playing soccer and golf at West Jones High School. His future plans include earning his degree in civil engineering Mississippi State. Anthony’s parents are Windy and Tony Herrington.

The JCJC Homecoming court will also have represented as the flower girl, Reese Ginn of Laurel. The five-year old is a kindergartner at Laurel Christian School and is the daughter of Heath and Brian Ginn. Keaton Byrd is a first grader at McLain Elementary School and will serve as crown bearer for the 2012 Homecoming Court. The six-year old is the son of Amy and Travis Byrd.


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