Long County selected its 2016 Homecoming queen and her court Friday during halftime of the Blue Tide vs. Bradwell football game.
This year’s queen is Ja’Nya Bryant, who is the daughter of Julius and Marlayna Bryant. She runs track, is a cheerleader and a member of the Health Occupations Students of America.
She also was named as Miss Senior by her classmates. Bryant was escorted by her father. After graduation she plans to attend college to major in nursing.
The junior princess was Shonteasia Alexander, who was escorted by Grayson Howard. She is the daughter of Tasha and Eric Perry, and is a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and the basketball the track teams. She hopes to attend Fort Valley State University to study nursing.
The sophomore princess was Jennifer Mejia, who was escorted by Alfredo Vidrio. She is the daughter or Eugenio Mejia and Maria Ramirez. She is a member of the Future Farmers of America, and the soccer cross-country and track teams. After graduation, she hopes to attend Valdosta State University and wants to become an orthodontist.
The freshman princess was Mariyana Jefferson, who was escorted by Ra’Kwon Baggs. She is the daughter of LaTasha and Thomas Jefferson. She is on the cheerleading squad. After graduation, she hopes to attend college with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.
Other girls nominated for the titles were seniors Brianna Bray, Ashely Middleton, Ja’Kayla Porter, Ravae Rose, Deliza Vasquez, and Elexxus Wrighton; juniors Carrie Holtz and Anazha Kincaid; sophomores Jada Baker and Mykala Jackson; and freshmen Ainsley Dawson and Chante’ Thomas. The Pre-K representatives were Stevie Middleton and Jackson Parker.
Crowning the queen and the princesses for last year’s queen, Katie Estill who could not attend due to military service, was 2016 Miss Long County High School Emma Stapleton.
Go to www.coastalcourier.com for pictures of all of the participates.