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W. Yorks, U.K.: Lucas Jordan Middleton.
Rubi-Barcelona, Spain: Jordi Martin Morey.
Huntsville, AL: Christopher Ryan Mendoza.
Silas, AL: Alex Dion Lockhart.
St. Robert, AL: Courtney Taylor DuBose.
Bolivar Cleveland: Melissa Ann Taylor and Kashareya Tashay Funches.
Clarke Enterprise: Alvis Dayton Jones, Jonathan Matthew Killian, Starlin LeShae Miller and James Cody Vick.
Clarke Pachuta: Bailey Samantha Morris.
Clarke Quitman: William Kameron Ware.
Clarke Shubuta: Ka’Lisha Charnette Carter and Shandayshea S Price.
Clarke Stonewall: Jared Kirk Barksdale and Nathaniel Gregory Smith.
Copiah Wesson: Erich Higdon Fischer.
Covington Collins: Brooklyn Hope Ainsworth, Cody Allen Blackburn, Amelia Grace Buckley, Halle Alexis Leggett, Jacob Ray Odom, Jamea Marshay Price, Anna Kathryn Saucier and Zakyia Ja’loise Weathersby.
Covington Mt. Olive: Nadia Janice Mangrum and Terence J Rivere.
Covington Seminary: Lauryn Elizabeth Bohn, Lydia Margaret Deaton, Laken Noel Pickering and Heather L Sorto.
Covington Sumrall: Brittanie Nichole Lawrence.
Covington Taylorsville: Dean Morrison Menzik.
Forrest Brooklyn: Evan Autrey Terry.
Forrest Hattiesburg: Ella Sophia Barker, Hailey Madison Champion, Isaiah Samuel Clark, Katie Lynn Denny, Kenny Benard Floyd, Nicholas Michael Fokakis, Thomas Samuel Henderson, Candace Nicole Kendrick, Brady Alexander Kersh, Brandon William Kneipp, Marlena Rochelle McCray, Madason Lashae McCullum, Deloris Denise McLain, Jared Benton McRaney, Tolanda Lorell Miers, Amber Nicole Moore, Matthew Blake Mordica, Mary Margaret Parker, Danny Earl Robertson, Nikenya Latrica Stewart, Nathan Lee Terry, Rashaune Marcel Walters and Briante’ Darnette White.
Forrest Petal: Chadwick Seamus Benes, Madison Nicole Bolling, Amber Ivana Boutwell, Kaitlyn Christine Craig, Corey Lamar Davis, Loren Christopher Gibson, Nicholas Lane Gibson, William Don Gowen, Taylor Ashton Graves, Anna Catherine Hampton, Brian Keith Leggett, Taylor Michelle Magee, Charles Anthony Marlowe, Andreona Rachelle McLaurin, Eden Brooke Murphy, Kristi Michelle Nobles, Zachary Kyle Parks, Haleigh Diana Rainey, Bethany Taylor Richardson, Alan Isaac Salazar, Richard Lawrence Sheller, Kaylie Michelle Shepherd, Tyler Jason Shoemake, Marlinda Gail Skaggs, Kassidy Morgan Stevens, Kelli Maegan Stevens, Leah Grace Tharp, Ashley Robinetta Travis, Haughey Donald Wallace, Ryan Shane Weekley and Dallas Christopher Wheat.
Forrest Seminary: Ian Christopher Calhoun .
Franklin Roxie: Steven Lewis Farrell and Brant Kelton Mullins.
George Lucedale: Sydney Layne Goff, Lauryn Elizabeth Jemison, Amberly Christine Ray and Olivia Carol Simpson.
Greene Leakesville: Hunter Kyle Garretson, David Wendell Helton, Christopher Alexander McLain, Shay Danielle Strickland and Jared Woullard.
Greene Lucedale: Rylee Mckay Pierce.
Greene McLain: Jerome V Moody, Jordan Diane Roberts and Braxton Jaleel Walker.
Greene Richton: Taylor Franklin Anderson, Teresa Louise Grantham, Jenna Daryn Hillman, Hallie Morgan Meadows, Micah DonAnne Meadows, Leoma Carnelius Stallworth and Byron Christopher Walley.
Greene State Line: Kevin Terrell Leverette.
Hancock Bay St. Louis: John David Rutherford.
Harrison Biloxi: Zakiah Khaleel Almatrood, Brodie Wayne King and Alyssa Kaylee Webb.
Harrison Gulfport: Da’Mia Jordan Henry.
Harrison Long Beach: Alexis Shea Wilson.
Hinds Jackson: Leslie Leah Claypool, Keira Lamonshay King, Adrian Alberto Mondragon and Danielle Shirley Viljoen.
Holmes Tchula: Destiny A Haymer.
Jackson Ocean Springs: Gabryele Alizabeth Battise.
Jackson Vancleave: Kateland Elizabeth Nabors.
Jasper Bay Springs: Tate Hurston James, Wilma Charnette Moore, Wyatt Abram Strite and Shamarlas Tavion Trotter.
Jasper Heidelberg: Madeline Jeanette Collins, Hope Anetta Wheaton and Keyasha Ajoi McDonald.
Jasper Laurel: Baylee Nicole Arender and Shelby Dianne Murray.
Jasper Louin: Anna Lee Hendry, Quinteshia Zykeria Simone Jones, Abby Grace McNeil, Christopher Udell Myers, Dvonte Q Myers and William Mills Tullos.
Jasper Paulding: Dontavioius Jaquar Porter and Malik Rashad Porter.
Jasper Rose Hill: Joseph Dustin Tyler Ulmer.
Jasper Stringer: Kalyn Alexa Bales, Mikyla Anna Hancock, Haley Brooke Myers, Ashley Helen Parker and Hunter Blake Rogers.
Jasper Vossburg: LaDarius Tyrese McKenzie and Brittany Patience Rowell.
Jefferson Davis Bassfield: Jessica Latoria Berry and Melody Sharde Wilson.
Jefferson Davis Oak Vale: Micheal Edward Goddard.
Jefferson Davis Prentiss: David Cody Bryant, Joshua Daniel Daley and Randall Chandler Holloway.
Jones Ellisville: William Curtis Agent, Caleb Ethan Baker, Hope Alexsis Baugh, Sydney Nora Beech, Mary Kathryne Broom, Jessie Elaine Cameron, Brianna Riley Couch, Brittany LeAnne Dean, Dylon Lee Eagen, Kemberly Ann Freeman, Anna Grace Gieger, Meagan Elizabeth Hanna, Benjamin Lee Henley, Carolyn Langley Holifield, Molly Springer Holifield, Endia Deness Holliday, Marlee Nicole Hunnell, Christopher Austin Irvine-Sheely, Allie Taylor James, Wesley Aaron James, Lauren Christine Malone, Raven Semone McCormick, Dylan Thomas Meeks, Hannah Brooke Miller, Anna Grace Mills, Ryan Alexander Nowell, Mary Ann O’Kennedy, Grayson Richard O’Neal, Miguel Angel Ordonez-Bonilla, Shakiya Destany Parker, Jasper Sean Penton, Sean Peoples, Victoria Amber-Sue Pounders, Terry Blake Rainey, Callie Elizabeth Shows, Trinity Leann Stewart, Ana C Sylvester, Tyler L Thompson, Zachary Flynt Thompson, Haley Brooke Thrash, Bridgit Alene Wade, Jessica Leeann Wade, Brandon William Waldrup, Samuel Rylan Wilkerson, Logan Brett Wilson and Emily Lauren Youngblood.
Jones Hattiesburg: Maisen Bethany Keyes.
Jones Heidelberg: Maegan Rose Adams, Courtney Grace Boothe, John Aaron Broadhead, Christian Daniel Schubert, Hannah Charlcy Smith and Todd Alexander Wells.
Jones Laurel: Alyssa Paige Anderson, Timothy Dwayne Anderson, Carolyn Grace Barlow, Thomas E Brown, Tanner Gabriel Bryant, Patrick Riley Callen, Kimberly Ranee Caron, Chloe Richanda Carter, Alexis Rena Davis, Zachary Gabriel Di Mauro, Kody Bernard Fagan, Esmeralda Denise Figueroa, Eliana Nishe Gaddy, Kimberly Genihea Gavin, Marvin E Gavin, Aliceson Elizabeth Green, Lauryn Ashley Heidelberg, Savannah Dawn Holifield, Virginia Ruth Hosey, Harleigh Elizabeth Howell, Crawford Joseph Hunter, Brent Matthew Hutchinson, MacKenzie Leigh Jordan, Tyshun Zhantrell King, Jacob Gabriel Ledet, Carla Ann Lott, Alexis Ramawii Lowry, Roxanne Twila McDonald, Kacie Denise McGowen, Conner Edward McLeod, Meagan Ashleigh McLeod, Hayley Jordan Miller, Daniel Kade Pierce, Kristen Diane Poore, Lauren LaRhae Powell, John-Thomas Skyler Reeves, Jessica Leigh Rowland, Courtney Paige Scarbrough, Matthew William Sexton, Charlena Nate’e Smith, Charlie Eugene Smith, Holly Reece Smith, Jacob Robert Jerome Smith, Abigayle Layne Strickland, Brandon Paul Stringer, Levi Vance Sumrall, Sarah Catherine Sumrall, Anna C Taylor, Cole Reece Taylor, Angilique D Thames, Austin Glenn Thompkins, Bailey Elizabeth Thornton, David Alonzo Thornton, Kalley Danielle Tolbert, Triston Nathanial Turner, Matthew Wade Waldrup, Tayler Elizabeth Walker, Melanie Kayden Waller, Kiwauna Jonice Washington, Sarah Elizabeth Watson, Ashlyn Nicole Wells, JaMarcus Trayveon White, Erica Delane Williams, Kayla Elizabeth Yates, Ivy Brooke Taylor, Haley Brett Bounds, Dallas Caleb Brownlee, Alexis Leigh Carter, Jorge Alberto Castillo, Nathaniel Allen Hatton, Magen Erica McDurmond, Dillon Ray McMullan, William Reid Robertson, Cameron Michelle Sanford and Charlie Marie Shattles.
Jones Ovett: Caitlin Nicole Broome, Kaleb Joseph Creppel, Sidney Nicole Lee, Aubrey Dannah Phillips and Tanner McCoy Walters.
Jones Seminary: James Clinton Ellzey, Precious Cheyanne Graham and Angela Carol Hardwick.
Jones Soso: Alexis Annette Brewer, Lauren Elizabeth Flynt, Sara Ashlee Graves, Ashlee Sanders Howard, Tyler Alan Jones, Aaron Bradford Powell, Matthew Blake Todd and Preston Charles Walters.
Jones Taylorsville: Cody Alan Doll, Erykah Shoshana Lindsey, Kerria Shuntill Terrell, Maurice D Pruitt and Mary Voncile Coats.
Kemper DeKalb: Senous Jekobe Williams and Rodney Deshun Whitsett.
Lamar Hattiesburg: Joseph William Bullock, Grayson Maxwell Burge, Briana Laura Burton, Joshua Norman Lee, Coursey, Ana Karely Flores, Herbert Kendall Girtley, Jose Gracia, Payton Dejaun Harris, Kaylee Delayne Johnson, Juliet Olivia Lashley, Christa Annette Lott, Paige Elizabeth McCullough, Katelyn Ashleigh McDaniel, Kamryn Alexis McGee, Rusty Jordan Minter, Dylan Anthony Robinson, Ramone Kiishawn Rodgers, Ray Charles Rodgers, Laken Grace Rogers, Russell David Thornton, Hunter Matthew Warner, Zachary Russell Williams and Joci Breanna Rayborn.
Lamar Purvis: Areauna E’Lexus Davis, Breanna McKenzie Garrard, Kaitlin Elizabeth Jones and Nicholas Andrew Young.
Lamar Seminary: Alexis Danielle Boyle.
Lamar Sumrall: Mollie Claire Aultman, Alexandra Kate Jackson, Hayley D’Ann Lott, Evan Luke Miller, Abby Kay Mills, Klay Marie Mills, Madison Nicole Newsom, Daniel Ryley Patterson, Drew Anthony Robbins, Maria Lean Russell, Tabitha Lynn Rutland and Samuel Robert Williamson.
Lauderdale Collinsville: Kayla Love Collins.
Lauderdale Meridian: Jamyla Nycole Fenton.
Lawrence Sontag: Danielle Trene Sutton.
Lee Mooreville: James Thomas Henry.
Lincoln Brookhaven: Rafael O’Neill Burgos, Alexis Brianna Jackson and Jana Alexis Nations.
Madison Canton: Hunter G Jenkins.
Madison Madison: Sydney Christine Brady and Hayley Michelle Jackson.
Marion Columbia: Stephen Wayne Ball, Sean Nicholas McCraw, Alyssa Marie Pearce, Bryan Alan Porter and Katie Leigh Raybourn.
Oktibbeha Starkville: Kenneth Blake Rogers.
Pearl River Picayune: Michaela-Jean Gerea Waters.
Perry Beaumont: Taryn Nichelle Tyree.
Perry New Augusta: Tyler Terrell Eckford.
Perry Ovett: Brendon Carl Hollimon.
Perry Petal: Ryan Mathew Hill and Ally Madison Stansell.
Perry Richton: Brianna Nicole Colbert, Faith Amanda Davis, Sophia Cathleen Finley, Heath Knox Harvison, Hunter Cliff Harvison, Chasity Shae Jordan, Abbigail Hope Ledet, Morgan DeAnna Shows, Kolby Joseph Walley, Kristin Faith Williford and Brycie Louise Wiseman.
Pike Summit: Jacob Cyrus Johnson.
Pontotoc Pontotoc: Judith Yvonne Susann Mills.
Rankin Brandon: Melissa Shelby James.
Rankin Florence: Cody Bryan Jacob Courtney.
Rankin Mendenhall: Robert Clinton Christman and Kelly Madison Ponder.
Rankin Pearl: Haleigh Renee’ Fitzgerald and Heather Christine Sullivan.
Scott Morton: Hannah Lee Walters.
Simpson Magee: Rebekah Delaney Allen, Owen Scott McCool and Emily Grace Wallace.
Simpson Mendenhall: Adele’ Jewel Hall, Avery Alden Harris, Austin Lee Jones and Tara Leanne Williamson.
Simpson Mount Olive: Koyasha Tarinique Bridges.
Simpson Pinola: Jeffery Thomas Kennedy and Angel Rose Powell.
Smith Forest: Anna Rose Strickland.
Smith Mize: Samantha Grace Hammons, Cory Layton Lee, Rishav Dutta Poudel and Natalie Brooke Rice.
Smith Mount Olive: Caroline Elizabeth Herring, Haylee Danielle Welborn and Jordan Michelle Sistrunk.
Smith Pulaski : Dyson Kersh Bradshaw.
Smith Raleigh: Brittany Faith Breland, Steven James Craft, Justus Brandon Graham, Kelsey Nicole Hamilton, Dustin Chad Lambert and Abby Breann Lillie.
Smith Stringer: Jamie Madison Parker.
Smith Taylorsville: Tucker Jamison Boykin , Shontessa Irene Harris, Breanna Irene Lowery, Jewel Victoria Nelson, Katherine Ruth Norris, Kendal Rhys Thompson, Owen Robert Tolar, James Paul Walley, Hannah May Westbrook and Robin Michelle Williams.
Stone Lumberton: Cody Lane Dedeaux.
Stone Perkinston: Raylen Alison Blackwell.
Walthall Tylertown: Madison Dawn Fairburn and Jada Gabrielle Holmes.
Warren Vicksburg: Rabshakeh Malik Shelley.
Washington Hollandale: Fredrick Lamar Smith.
Wayne Buckatunna: Amber Fryer Dailey.
Wayne Laurel: Jason Bryce Bedwell, Grady Kyle Mosley, Bailey A Porter and MaKayla BreAnn Walley.
Wayne Shubuta: Qui’ Darius Ziyshion Lofton and Jonah Colton Roberts.
Wayne State Line: Jerneshia Moneshe Turner, Lakesha Woulard, Emily Mae Scarbrough, Jordan Lynn Andrews, Olivia Parker Cannon, Jaccobi Allanyah Chambers, Courtlyn Noelle Clanton, Courtney LeAnn Cochran, Erica Lashae Cooley, Brayden Allen Doss, Hannah Danielle Dubin, Mya Nicole Everett, Morgan Erin Freeman, Savannah Alexis Griffin, Jacquelyne Lanette Hayes, Cadin Hunter Harper Humphrey, Matthew Robert McKee, Alexandria Schleigh Moore, Dallas Paige Moseley, Justin Kevonte Powe, Mollie Catherine Singleterry, Maranda Kaye Thomas, Sawyer Keith Wadley, Carly Briana Walker, Peyton Walker, Kyla Leighann Webb and Laiklyn Simone Yeager.
Wilkinson Woodville: Colby Jarrell Dorsey.
Winston Louisville: Lakevias Dewan Daniel.
Derry, Ireland: Rachel Catherine Louise Barnaby.
Co. Waterford, Ireland: Glenn William Waters.
Butler, AL: Tia Nikole Ridgeway.
Chatom, AL: Daniel Ryan Beech.
Citronelle, AL: Nathaniel Bradley Duke.
Leroy, AL: Carley Rae Carpenter.
Millry, AL: Joshua Raiford Brown, Caleb James Singleton and Sydney Claire Whigham.
Mobile, AL: Matthew Stapleton Haight.
Saraland, AL: Blakely Dalton Morrison.
Semmes, AL: Tiffany Morgan Ogle.
Tuscaloosa, AL: I’Shayon A Green.
Gilbert. AZ: Bryce Martin Wade.
Blackshear, GA: Stetson Fleming Bennett.
Addis, LA: Hailey Shayne Weems.
North Charleston, SC: James Marquell Middleton.
Memphis, TN: Kalyn DeShun Grandberry.
Adams Natchez: Cristofer Thompson.
Amite Liberty: Zailen D Allen, Dailen D Allen and Caitlynn Michelle Jones.
Amite Smithdale: Destinee Airelle Morgan.
Bolivar Shaw: Sierra Symone King.
Claiborne Pattison: Rahem Jamarki Shorter.
Claiborne Port Gibson: Jacory Leedell Rankin and Myron Pernell Stewart.
Clarke Enterprise: Jonathan David Phillips.
Clarke Meridian: Kendall Page Herrington.
Clarke Quitman: Karmen Ashley Davidson, D’Nay’La Katherine Zebornia Fuller and Danielle Nicole Gandy.
Clarke Shubuta: Jolynn Marie Schweppe.
Haley Smith of Ellisville was crowned Most Beautiful in the annual Jones County Junior College pageant, held Nov. 13.
The alternates include, 1st alternate Victoria Strickland of Ellisville; 2nd alternate Rylee Gavin of Ellisville; 3rd alternate Holly James of Ovett; and 4th alternate Grace Freeman of Sumrall.
The Top Ten include the alternates and winner, and Jada King of Bay Springs, Mackenzie Jordan of Laurel, Ryleigh Meadows of Petal, Harleigh Howell of Laurel, and Kamryn McGee of Hattiesburg.
Other winners include Miss Congeniality, Madeleine Lambert of Laurel; Most Photogenic, Hayley Lott; Audience Choice, Victoria Strickland; and Best Essay, Jada King.
The emcee for the evening was Mr. JCJC Jared Woullard, and entertainment was provided by Jones OnStage. The winners will be featured in JCJC’s yearbook, the Lair, which will be distributed in the spring of 2019.
The bond between a father and son is special. However, Jones College’s Director of Bands, Dr. Ben Burge not only gets to bond with his son Max who is a freshman at Jones, but he also gets to “band” with him.
When the younger Burge contemplated playing in the band in middle school, his proud father, who was the High School Director of Bands at Northwest Rankin School District was hopeful. “He actually tested high on all of the instruments. He could have chosen any one of them. I thought it was cool for him to pick the saxophone,” said Dr. Burge, who also plays the saxophone.
After playing throughout his high school career at Oak Grove High School, Max realized high school and college marching bands are very different; but not because his dad is his director.
“I prefer concert season over marching season because it’s hot and agonizing. However, at Jones, it’s more relaxed here. I like playing for the audience and not judges. If high school band was like this I may have stuck it out because preparing for high school band competitions was very stressful!” said Max. “My dad pushes us but it’s more enjoyable at Jones.”
Dr. Burge noted his son doesn’t get special treatment in his band. In fact, he said he expects more out of his son. “He takes criticism well and makes adjustments as needed. He is a very good student and we’re very proud of who he is. He knows I expect a lot out of him.”
Max admitted there were some things he didn’t really like about growing up as a band director’s son, like the long rehearsals. However, both said they are glad they are able to share this priceless experience bonding in the band.
“It is a very special thing for me to have Max in my band at Jones! I get to see him every day!” said Dr. Burge. “We may not speak to each other but I’m able to tell my wife he looks good marching around with his bandmates. Band has taken so much time away from my family over the years. Having him here with me during his college years is very special!”
Growing up, the Burge family followed dad to the school on weekends for concerts or games. They often traveled on the road for football and basketball games too. Even though mom is a speech pathologist for the Lamar County School District, Cindy Burge has supported her husband coaching color guard students and dance teams, or just being a fan. Traveling most likely will continue for the ladies in the Burge household as the father-son duo cherish doing “band” together at Jones College for the next two years.
Politics and sports have always mingled on the state and national stage. Perhaps never more so than on December 10, 1955 when the JCJC president, J.B. Young, made the bold decision that the college’s all white football team would honor their commitment and participate in the 1955 Junior Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California against an integrated team. A controversial issue, the decision to play is heralded as a catalyst toward change in existing attitudes and policies that promoted racial barriers. With several of the remaining football team members in attendance during the 2018 homecoming celebration, a historical marker was dedicated in the rose garden of Jones campus, in recognition of the courageous decision of the institution and its football team in 1955. The marker was awarded by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
A genuine October treat is being offered by our talented JC Voices many others on Tuesday evening, 10/30 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at downtown Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church. Renaissance Music, including voice ensembles and solos, will be performed by JC faculty and students as part of the annual “Madrigals and More” concert. Audience members will experience the sounds of wind and brass ensembles and the chance to see and hear rarely heard instruments of the period The concert is free of charge.