September 28, 2021 - 11:57am
The Pearl River Community College student body has elected the Homecoming Court for 2021. Their official presentation will be just prior to the Pearl River versus Holmes football game on Oct. 7. Gates at Dobie Holden Stadium open at 6 p.m., with the court presentation scheduled for around 6:25 p.m. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are available online at PRCCAthletics.com/tickets.
The 2021 Homecoming Queen is Picayune resident, Aliciana Carter.
Carter is the daughter of Leslie Ellis Smith, Jonathan Smith, and Alvin Carter. Carter was a graduate of Picayune Memorial high School, where she was part of the Show Choir, the Pride of the Tide, as well as Lady Tide Softball and Volleyball teams. She is currently in the Medical Laboratory Technology program and a member of the String of Pearls dance team. After PRCC, Carter plans to obtain a bachelor's degree in biological sciences.
This year’s Freshman Maids are Alexis Johnston from Richton, Jazzalyn Arianna Gelinas from Bay St. Louis, McKenzie Hanson from Hurley and Kellie Hunt from Picayune.
Johnston is the daughter of Kristen and Charles Cochran. She graduated from First Assembly Christian Academy during which time she played volleyball and softball in an out of school league. She is planning to complete her associate degree in nursing with the desire to work at a hospital with NICU babies.
Gelinas is the daughter of Shannon and Gerard Gelinas. She is a graduate of Bay High School where she enjoyed spending time with friends. She is currently in the Business Management and Entrepreneurship program with a vision of opening a bakery and becoming a licensed herbalist.
Hunt is the daughter of DeAnna and Jason Hunt. She graduated from Picayune Memorial High School where she was on the Lady Tide Softball team all four years and the Lady Tide Volleyball team for two years. Her concentration at PRCC is Business Management and she is a member of the PRCC softball team. After graduating, she plans to go into real estate.
Hanson is the daughter of Mashay and George Hanson. A graduate of East Central High School, she was a member of the cheerleading squad for all four years. Currently, she is pursuing general studies for an associate's degree while being a Wildcat Cheerleader and holding a work study position in the Admissions Office.
Sophomore Maids for 2021 are Leah Brienne Penton from Carriere, Destiney Cangelosi from Slidell, Louisiana, Lexi Barnett from Poplarville and Priscilla Bolian from Diamondhead.
Penton is the daughter of Amy Dossett, Kyle Dossett, Terry James Penton and Brittney Penton. She graduated from Pearl River Central High School where she was on the varsity softball and cheer teams, the dance team, Beta Club, and the National Honor Society. She is in the Dental Assisting program with plans to apply for Dental Hygiene instead. She is a member of the String of Pearls dance team and Phi Theta Kappa honor society. After graduation, she wants to be employed as a Registered Dental Hygienist.
Cangelosi is the daughter of Chantelle Congelosi and Kris Stravinsky. She is a graduate of Slidell High School where she was on the volleyball team. She is in the nursing program and plans to attend LSU to enter the field of anesthesiology.
Barnett is the daughter of Stefanie and Duane Smith. A graduate of Pearl River Central High School, she was a member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society. At PRCC, she is studying psychology while also being a member of the Baptist Student Union, Honors Institute, an officer of Phi Theta Kappa and a Student Government Association sophomore representative.
Bolian is the daughter of Alissa and Carl Bolian. She was homeschooled during which time she was a competitive dancer for a decade, a model, and an assistant dance teacher. Bolian is in the Dental Hygiene program as well as a member of the Baptist Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, and String of Pearls dance team. She plans to be a registered dental hygienist after graduation.
Beginning Monday, Pearl River will be hosting a number of events for faculty, students and the community in the leadup to Thursday’s game. Check back at PRCC.edu for a full list of events.