POPLARVILLE – A sophomore from Taylorsville has been elected homecoming queen at Pearl River Community College.
Heather Nicole McLain will be crowned at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, by PRCC President William Lewis before the Wildcats host the Hinds Community College Rangers.
The 3 p.m. football game will be the culmination of a week of student activities and a homecoming day slate that includes induction of five athletes into the PRCC Sports Hall of Fame, the annual Alumni Luncheon and several reunions.
McLain is the daughter of Julie Dunn and Sammie McLain, both of Collins. She is vice president of the Student Government Association and a resident assistant in the Women’s Suites residence hall. She is completing academic courses with plans to enroll in the dental hygiene program.
Her escort will be her grandfather, Ronnie Keys of Taylorsville.
The 2010 court includes:
Student body maid Kristen Nicole Barber of Sandy Hook. The daughter of Keith and Janet Barber of Sandy Hook, she is a sophomore majoring in teaching and business administration with a minor in Spanish. Barber is executive secretary of the Student Government Association and has played tennis for two years. Her father will be her escort.
- Sophomore maids Chelsie Lynn Dobbins of Petal and Kristina Nicole Williams of Carriere.
Dobbins is the daughter of Mike Dobbins of Petal and Cindy Palhang of Hattiesburg. She is a speech pathology major, treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa international honorary fraternity, a member of the PRCC cheerleading squad for two years and was selected for the PRCC Leadership Forum. She shows cattle in local, state and national 4-H shows. Her escort will be her father.
Williams, the daughter of J.W. and Susan Williams of Carriere, is a nursing major. She is co-captain of the String of Pearls dance squad and sophomore class president. She is a member of the River Navigators recruitment team, Phi Theta Kappa and the Alpha Omega Science Club. Her father will be her escort.
- Freshman maids Amanda Ashlee Arnau of Oak Grove and Larencia Shenise Woods of Picayune.
Arnau is the daughter of Ronald and Trish Arnau of Oak Grove. A pre-med biology major, she plays forward on the PRCC Lady Wildcats soccer team. She also is a cheerleader and freshman class president. She will be escorted by her father.
Woods is the daughter of Beverly Woods of Picayune and the late Lawrence E. Woods. She is a cheerleader and a human resources major. She will be escorted by her brother, Lorenzo Woods.
- Forrest County Center maids Lauren Rachea Garner of Hattiesburg and Mya Donqunik McGown of Petal.
Garner, a sophomore, is the daughter of Joe and Briget Garner of Hattiesburg. She is a dental hygiene major and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Her father will be her escort.
McGown is the daughter of Koretta Moody of Petal. She is a freshman dental hygiene major and the recipient of an academic scholarship. She will be escorted by her cousin, Jordan Bolton.
Hancock Center maid Austa Ann Chasez of Waveland. A freshman, she is the daughter of Frederick Chasez and Kelly Powell, both of Waveland. She received the Kiwanis and Wayland scholarships. Her father will be her escort.