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C-CISD abuzz with Homecoming festivities


By Beverly Cockrell

It's that time again! This Friday, September 22, Corrigan- Camden ISD officially observes its annual homecoming celebration and all week, students, faculty and staff across campuses are participating in various activities in honor of this cherished event. As in the past, the C-CHS Cheer Squad is once again poised to create as much spirit and fun filled activities throughout homecoming week to fuel the district wide homecoming pep rally on Friday. This year's squad is hoping to generate spirit by designating a certain "fashion" for each day of homecoming week. Following is the list of "appropriate attire" for each day: •9/18 Monday: Bulldogs are Bright Wear neon colors •9/19 Tues: Superdogs Dress as your favorite hero •9/20 Wed: Wack Wednesday Dress "crazy" •9/21 Thurs: Hunt the Lions Wear camo •9/22 Friday: Love Ya Blue Wear your school colors! Tammy Farr, C-CHS Cheer Squad Coach, announced that the cheer squad is also sponsoring an attendance competition. "We are going to have an attendance competition called "Cream the Lions" as well as the daily dress up activities. Please encourage the kids to be at school every day. Here is how it will work: Each class period that students are present, they will get an entry. At the pep rally we will draw names of students who will throw a "pie" at an administrator, " Farr said. Sounds like this week's Homecoming District Pep Rally will be a hoot! The public is invited and the mayhem will begin at 1:30 in the new gym. Later that evening and prior to the football game, recognition of the 2017 C-CHS Homecoming Court will begin at 6:45 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. Earlier this school year, classes voted upon their favorites for duchesses and senior princesses. The Corrigan-Camden 2017 Homecoming Court is: Representing the C-CHS freshman class is Miss Alaina Lawson and Miss Blessing Menifee. Alaina is the daughter of Jason and Gloria Lawson. Her escort will be Mathew Moody, son of Mason and Misty Moody. Alaina is a varsity cheerleader and a member of the C-CHS Fishing Team. Alaina is a member of the First Baptist Church of Corrigan. After high school, Alaina plans on becoming a licensed cosmetologist. Blessing Menifee is the daughter of Jimmie Menifee and Yolanda Wyatt. Blessing's escort is Latrail Bailey, son of Michael Bailey, Sr. and grandson of Mrs. Gwen Foreman. Blessing is a varsity cheerleader. Blessing is a member of the Living God P.G.T. where she is a member of the Praise and Prophetic Dance Ministry. She also volunteers at the Corrigan LTC. Her future plans are to attend Baylor University upon graduation from high school. The C-CHS sophomore class is represented by Miss Candace Jackson and Miss Stephanie Garcia. Candace is the daughter of Bronson Jackson and Shandra Williams. She will be escorted by her brothers, Anthony Harrell and Bronson Jackson, Jr. Candace was a cheerleader her freshman year and made the "A" Honor Roll that year as well. Candace plans on attending Baylor University and majoring in law or in nursing. Sophomore duchess Samantha Garcia is the daughter of Jesus and Norma Garcia. She will be escorted by her father, Jesus. Samantha is a C-CHS varsity cheerleader having been nominated as All-American at cheer camp this summer. Samantha is a member of the volleyball and softball teams. She attends San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Corrigan where she is a member of the youth group. Samantha hopes to obtain her cosmetology license. C-CHS Junior Class duchesses are Dadrionna Patterson and Katy Santoyo. Dadrionna is the daughter of Casey and Demonica Burse of Lufkin and D'Juan Nejuan of Houston. Gerardo Ochoa will escort Dadrionna. Gerarrdo is the son of Gregorio and Antelma Ochoa. Dadrionna was a C-CHS varsity cheerleader for two years and was an All- American cheer nominee. She is involved in athletics where she participates in volleyball, basketball and track. She was All-District Honorable Mention in basketball her sophomore year. Dadrionna is a member of the Grace Tabernacle in Lufkin. Upon graduation from high school, she plans on majoring in business. Junior class duchess Katy Santoyo is the daughter of Ishmael and Luz Santoyo. She will be escorted by Josh Durham, son of Jeremy and Tara Durham. Katy is an honor student. She is a member of the Spanish Club and the Key Club. She attends the New Life in Christ Church and is a leader of the worship group. After high school graduation, Katy intends to pursue a degree in criminal justice at Sam Houston State University. This year, the Class of 2018 Homecoming Queen court is represented by four wonderful young ladies each equally deserving of this year's title. This year's C-CHS Senior Princesses are: Miss Paige Hooks is the daughter of Johnny and Karen Hooks. She will be escorted by her brother, Paden Reed. Paige is a member of the C-CHS Student Council and is an "A" Honor Roll student. Paige has played softball each of her high school years. She was named All-District Honorable Mention in softball her freshman year and for the past two years has been named to the All-District First Team First Base in softball. She also has been a member of the C-CHS Lady Dog Volleyball team for two years, C-CHS Powerlifting for two years and C-CHS Track and Field for one year. Paige attends the First Baptist Church in Corrigan. Upon graduating this June, Paige will further her accomplishments by attending Texas State University in San Marcos eventually obtaining a degree in veterinary medicine. Miss Kendriana Johnson is the daughter of Chad Johnson and Kemyatta Phillips. Her escort will be Terrell Cook. Terrell is the son of Pierre and Genette Mays. Kendriana is a member of the National Honor Society and has been on the "A" honor roll for three years. She is a former C-CHS Cheerleader having served on the squad her sophomore and junior years. She also played volleyball and track for one year and played basketball for three years. Kendriana is a member of the Providence #1 Baptist Church in Leggett and is an usher for the church. Kendriana has set her sights on Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches where she plans to receive a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Miss Kathryn Suttle is the daughter of Wes and Jeanna Suttle. She will be escorted by her father, Wes. Kathryn is a member of the C-CHS Student Council, C-CHS National Honor Society, and the C-CHS Gifted and Talented Program. Kathryn served as homecoming duchess her sophomore year. She was a member of the C-CHS Band for three years. She participated in UIL Spelling and Vocabulary for two years. She attends Carpenter's Way Baptist Church in Lufkin and volunteers at kid's camp. Kathryn's goals include attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, majoring in pre-med and becoming a pediatrician. Miss Mya Williams is the daughter of Vernon and Shandla Williams. Ty Love, son of Thomas and Dorothy Love will be her escort. Mya is a member of the C-CHS National Honor Society. She is involved in CCHS athletics participating in volleyball, basketball and track. Mya was a varsity cheerleader her freshman through junior years and was nominated for All-American Cheer. She is a member of the Mayo Baptist Church in Corrigan. Upon graduating high school, it is Mya's desire to continue her education by attending Sam Houston State University. By secret ballot, the C-CHS student body voted for their favorite candidate during lunch on Tuesday of this week. So, make plans to come out on Friday, September 22, at 6:45 p.m. and find out who will be crowned the 2017 Corrigan- Camden High School Homecoming Queen.


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