By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Purple, white and silver flowers and ribbons on white pedestals, and a large silver-gray cloth covering the floor transformed the gym at Madison County Central School into a very nice setting for the 2001 MCCS Homecoming Coronation Ceremony. The pedestals formed a pathway down the center of the gym to rows of chairs placed at an angle near the stage, where more than two dozen students took their seats after walking down the pathway with their escorts, with Mr. Football, DeVante Robinson and Miss Cheerleader, Asha Davis, leading off the procession.
Up on stage, a backdrop of flowers on a white framework set off a row of chairs where the homecoming representatives of each grade took their seats: Miss Sixth Grade, Desirea Alexander, Miss Seventh Grade, Shauntavia Livingston, Miss Eighth Grade, Kelli Garner, and the three young ladies representing Miss Eighth Grade Homecoming, My’Asia Arnold, Courtney Richardson and Kevisa Aikens.
In the final moments of the ceremony, Mistress of Ceremonies Betsy Crews was about to announce Miss MCCS, when someone reminded her that she hadn’t called up the crown bearers yet. For a few more suspenseful seconds, everyone waited while Taniah Hatchett and Zarion Preaster proceeded to the stage with the tiara that would crown the newly chosen homecoming queen for the evening.
Then, finally came the announcement: Miss Kevisa Aikens was the new Miss MCCS for 2011.
Other students receiving honors that evening, are: Miss Volleyball, Taylor Harvey; Mr. MCCS Tour Group, Tykeem McCray; Miss Sixth Grade TV Tech, Katie Mays; Miss Seventh Grade TV Tech, Karsyn Greenlee; Miss Journalism, Merritt Madders; Miss Boys and Girls Club, Alilexcia “Kay” Scurry; Miss CBI, Emily Gary; Miss FFA, Pazlei Jenkins; Miss Pep Club Adrianna Kinsey; Miss SStride, Faith Siplin; Miss Band, Tabatha Anderson; Miss FEA, Josie Long, Miss Student Council, Elsie Kuhl; Sixth Grade Princesses, Desja Smiley and Brishauna Conner; Sixth Grade Prince, Kristopher “Bill” Kuhl; Sixth Grade King, Ken’Auntre Adams; Seventh Grade Princesses, Nacoya Williams and My’Asia Florence; Seventh Grade King, Tinarus Irvine; Eighth Grade Princesses Elizabeth “Lizzie” Frakes and Johnnae Woods, and Eighth Grade King Darius Straughter.