POPLARVILLE - Emil Jones and Heather McLain have been elected as Mr. and Miss Pearl River Community College.They will be featured in the Wildcat year disk along with class favorites.Jones, 20, is the son of Mary Jones and Adrain Jones Sr. of Hattiesburg. A graduate of North Forrest High School, Jones played quarterback on the PRCC football team and guard on the basketball team. He was named to the 2011 All-Region 23 and All-Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges basketball teams.After graduation, he will attend Troy University in Troy, Ala., on a basketball scholarship.McLain, 19, lives in Taylorsville where she graduated from Taylorsville High School. She is the daughter of Julie Dunn and Sammie McLain, both of Collins.She is Student Government Association vice president, a resident assistant in the women suites dormitory and the 2010 homecoming queen. She plans to transfer to PRCC Forrest County Center to major in dental hygiene.Sophomore class favoritesSophomore class favorites are Tran Diep, Sarah Ladner, Robert Marzoni and Beau Underwood.Diep, 19, is the daughter of Phung Truong and Thanh Diep of Biloxi. She is a graduate of Biloxi High School and a defender on the PRCC soccer team. She plans to enroll in the dental hygiene program at the Forrest County Center.Ladner is the 19-year-old daughter of Karen and Douglas Ladner of Waveland. A graduate of Hancock High School, she is SGA president and vice president of DECA. She plans to attend Mississippi State University.Marzoni, 20, is the son of Carol Bolin and Tommy Marzoni of Purvis. He is a graduate of Purvis High School and a pitcher on the PRCC baseball team. He plans to continue playing baseball at the university level and major in pre-med.Underwood, 19, is the son of Bobby and Maria Underwood of Biloxi. A graduate of St. Patrick Catholic High School, Underwood is a member of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. He was a back on the PRCC football team and pitches on the PRCC baseball team. He plans to continue playing baseball at the university level while majoring in secondary education.Freshman class favoritesThe freshman class favorites are Antoine Armstrong, Janessa Dedeaux, Nicole Fortenberry and Ketrick Wolfe.Armstrong, 20, is the son of Ollie and Leray Armstrong of Pascagoula and a defender on the PRCC soccer team. He plans to major in nursing at William Carey University.Dedeaux, 18, is the daughter of Janice and Stony Dedeaux of Poplarville. She is a graduate of Poplarville High School and plays catcher and infield on the PRCC softball team. She plans to pursue a nursing degree.A graduate of Forrest County Agricultural High School, Fortenberry is the 18-year-old daughter of Davey and Denise Fortenberry of Hattiesburg. She is a member of the SGA and Phi Theta Kappa and is a resident assistant. She is a midfielder on the PRCC soccer team and plans to attend nursing school at the University of Southern Mississippi.Wolfe, 19, is the son of Ervin and Deidra Wolfe of Sumrall. He is a graduate of Sumrall High School and is a defensive lineman on the PRCC football team. He plans to attend USM.Forrest County Center FavoritesSophomore class favorites at the Forrest County Center are Lauren Garner of the Dixie community and David Moore of Oak Grove.Garner, 19, is the daughter of Briget and Joe Garner and a graduate of FCAHS. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and was the Forrest County Center sophomore maid in the 2010 homecoming court. She plans to major in dental hygiene.Moore, 34, is the son of Joe and Jean Simpson. A graduate of Oak Grove High School, he is a nursing major. Moore is a member of Sigma Kappa Delta English honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, the History and Humanities Club and the Science Club and is sophomore class representative to the Student Government Association.Freshman class favorites are Meggie Williamson Wells and James Williamson, both of Hattiesburg.Wells, 27, is the daughter of Brian and Kay Williamson. She is a criminal justice major and a graduate of FCAHS. She plans to attend USM.Williamson, 18, is the son of Janie Williamson and is also a graduate of FCAHS. He is freshman class president and is majoring in physics with a minor in education. He plans to attend USM. He and Wells are first cousins.Hancock Center FavoritesSophomore class favorites at the Hancock Center in Waveland are Brad Bennett and Clelie LeeAnn Hacker, both of Bay St. Louis.Bennett, 19, is the son of Patricia Bennett and a graduate of Hancock High School. A business management major, he is president of the Hancock Center Student Government Association. Bennett plans to continue his education at USM.Hecker, 32, is the daughter of Emma C. Hecker of Covington, La., and the late J. Paul Hecker. She is SGA vice president and a general studies major. She also plans to attend USM.Hancock Center freshman class favorites are Austa Chasez of Waveland and Dillan Ladner of Bay St. Louis.Chasez, 19, is the daughter of Kelly Powell and Frederick Chasez Jr. A graduate of Bay High School, she represented the Hancock Center in the 2010 homecoming court. She plans to continue her education at USM or Missisisppi State University.Ladner, also 19, is the son of Christine and Robin Ladner and a graduate of Bay High. He is a nursing major.
Submitted by braswell on March 30, 2011 - 3:30pm