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Meet the Halifax County High School homecoming court

Halifax County High School presented its homecoming court Thursday.

The royal court will make its debut at tonight’s homecoming game during halftime.

The freshman, sophomore and junior class each chose two young ladies to represent their class, and they are escorted by a person of their choice. The senior court is comprised of four young ladies and escorted by four young men from the senior class.

Senior court 

Emily A. Hubbard is the daughter of Danny and Leslie Francisco. She enjoys shopping, piano, going to church and volunteering at the hospital. Hubbard plans to attend Longwood University and major in nursing. She is going to be escorted by king candidate Patrick A. Barton, son of Chad and Robbin Barton.
Barton’s hobbies include baseball, football and hanging out with friends. He plans to attend college and major in the medical field.

 Mary “Meg” Bane, daughter of Woody and Kathy Bane, loves to play softball and volleyball. In her spare time she loves to hang out with her friends and listen to music. Bane plans to attend the University of Virginia to play softball and become a lawyer. Bane will be escorted by Matthew “Bailey” Hammond, son of Phil and Lynn Hammond. In his spare time he plays drums, basketball and hangs out with his friends and stays involved with his community. He plans to attend James Madison University to become a physician’s assistant.

  Briana S. Jackson, daughter of La’Chon Jackson, enjoys shopping, reading, traveling and hanging out with friends. She plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University or Old Dominion University to major in nursing. Jackson’s goal is to specialize in OB/GYN. She will be escorted by Rufus K. Jeffress Jr., son of Rufus and Angela Jeffress. He enjoys baseball, football, basketball, music and art. Jeffress’s goal is to attend a four-year college to become a civil engineer.

  Kassie N. Blanks, daughter of Scotty and Christy Blanks, in her spare time fishes with her dad, plays with her dog and draws. Blanks plans to attend North Carolina State University to become a nurse or a pharmacist. She will be escorted by Joshua K. Edmunds, son of Shirley Edmunds. Edmunds plans to attend a four-year school and receive his degree in business administration.

Of these candidates in the senior court, two will be crowned the HCHS king and queen at tonight’s homecoming game.


Junior court 

 Manila P. Coleman is the daughter of Samuel and Versia Coleman. She enjoys making jewelry and going to the salon. In her spare time she plays tennis, track and keyboarding. Coleman plans to attend a college and major in pre-law. She will be escorted by her cousin, Jalen Beck.

 Shakuria V. Pannell, daughter of Evelyn M. Crews, loves singing, shopping and more shopping. Her dream is to become a neonatologist and care for critically ill newborns. Crews will be escorted by her friend, James Jennings.


Sophomore court 

  Beth M. Hodges is the daughter of George and Janice Hodges. She enjoys competitive rifle shooting, cooking and cheerleading. Her goal is to graduate from college and become a doctor. Hodges will be escorted by her boyfriend, Brad Booth.

  Whitney O. White, daughter of Russell and Kristine White, loves volleyball, basketball, swimming and spending time with her boyfriend, friends and family. Her dream is to play volleyball in college and study marine biology. White will be escorted by her boyfriend, James Burden.

Freshman court 

  Terri R. Murray is the daughter of Greg and Paula Murray. She enjoys riding horses, hunting and cheerleading. Murray plans to graduate with her associate degree from high school and attend college to become a veterinarian. She will be escorted by her boyfriend, Trip Womack.

  Tehya T. Walton, daughter of Terry and Petra Walton, loves reading, baking and cheerleading with the varsity team. Walton’s dream is to graduate from high school and attend the University of North Carolina to become a nurse practitioner. She will be escorted by her friend, Jawon Jackson.

The homecoming game will be held tonight at Tuck Dillard Stadium at 7 p.m. when the Comets square off against Magna Vista High School.