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MHS Plans Homecoming Activities

By Staff | Oct 7, 2009

Magnolia High School will crown its homecoming queen during halftime festivities of the Blue Eagles’ football contest against Weir High School Friday night. The senior candidates are pictured in the front from left: Lyndsay Cain, Rebecca Patterson, Morgan Dawson, Rebecca Blair, and Alexajo Ann Hanna. In the back row are junior princess Audri Taylor, sophomore princess Emily Brooke Blake, and freshman princess Brooke James. For more information on homecoming and the candidates see page 5A. (Photo by Amy Witschey)

Magnolia High School will celebrate its homecoming events the weekend of Oct. 9-10.

Festivities start with the homecoming parade of the senior queen candidates, the underclass princesses, their escorts, the bands, cheerleaders, and class floats. The floats will leave from the front of the school at 6 p.m., following Maple Avenue to North Street, Main Street, and to the football field.

The Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime at the football game vs. Weir High School.

The weekend’s events will conclude with the Homecoming Dance on Oct. 10. The queen candidates, all seniors, and the underclass princesses were selected by their classmates.

The senior candidates are Rebecca Blair, Lyndsay Cain, Morgan Dawson, Alexajo Ann Hanna, and Rebecca Patterson.

Rebecca Blair is the daughter of Mike and Charlene Blair and the granddaughter of Dave and Naomi Blair, and Ruth Yoho. She attends New Martinsville United Methodist Church. She is captain of the varsity cheerleading squad and treasurer of both National Honor Society and Student Council. A member of Science National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honorary), she is a Rotary Student of the Month and was named to the OVAC All-Conference Academic Team. Rebecca belongs to Service Club, PRIDE, Friends of Rachel, and YLU, and serves as the baseball statistician. She plans to graduate from West Virginia University and then attend optometry school in Kentucky. Rebecca’s escort is Mason Rine, son of Melissa Rine and Derek Rine.

Lyndsay Cain, the daughter of Don Cain and Kay Goddard, attends St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Her grandparents are Paul and Donna Jo Cain, and Rose and the late Harold Goddard. She is a three-season athlete, belonging to the varsity volleyball, basketball, and track teams. She is historian of Science National Honor Society and a Rotary Student of the Month. Lyndsay belongs to Service Club and YLU, serves on Student Council, and is a member of the Magnolia High School marching band. This past summer she worked as a lifeguard at Lewis Wetzel Pool. Her future plans include going to West Virginia University to study occupational therapy or secondary education. Lyndsay will be escorted by Michael Myers, the son of C.J. and Holly Myers.

Morgan Dawson is the daughter of Carie and Mike Dawson, and the granddaughter of Bob and Charlotte Forester, and Martha and the late Coleman Dawson. She is a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. She is a varsity cheerleader and volunteers with the cheerleaders in the Junior Football program for elementary students. A Cheernastics All-Star cheerleader, she has lettered in track for three years. Morgan belongs to the Service Club, Young Ladies Union, and serves as a peer tutor at Magnolia. She is undecided about what college to attend, but is planning on a career in radiology. Morgan’s escort is Clayton Kirkland, the son of Lisa Pilant and Barry Kirkland.

Alexajo Ann Hanna is the daughter of Joe and Penny Hanna and attends the Lutheran Church. She is the granddaughter of Don and Pat Hanna, and Marlene Shirley. Alexajo plays volleyball, softball, and Road Runner travel softball, and serves on the Student Council. She is a peer tutor and belongs to Service Club, Rachel’s Challenge, and the Young Ladies Union. Alexajo has volunteered with flood clean up, Kids’ Kollege, and the prom committee, and is an honor roll student. After graduation, Alexajo plans to attend West Virginia University to become a special education teacher. Her escort is Landon Herrick, the son of Tom and Debbie Herrick.

Rebecca Patterson, the daughter of Robert and Jackie Patterson, and the granddaughter of Carl Patterson, attends New Martinsville United Methodist Church. She is captain of the varsity cheerleaders and president of the senior class. She belongs to the Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta math honorary, and serves as historian of National Honor Society. Rebecca is a Rotary Student of the Month and was named to the OVAC All-Conference Academic Team. A member of Service Club and YLU, she was chosen as Magnolia’s HOBY ambassador, a Girls’ State delegate, and a Senate page. Rebecca plans to attend West Virginia University to major in secondary education. She will be escorted by Michael Tusic, the son of Scott and Vici Tusic.

Junior princess Audri Taylor is the daughter of Betsy Taylor and Robert and Yolinda Snyder. She attends Lighthouse Community Church and plays volleyball and runs track. Her escort is Drew Simmons, the son of Mike and JoBeth Simmons.

Emily Brooke Blake is the sophomore princess. The daughter of Kip and Sandy Blake and the granddaughter of Butch and Linda Neff, and Paul and the late Sandy Blake, she attends Limestone Methodist Church. Emily plays on the varsity volleyball and softball teams and has been named to the Principal’s List honor roll. A member of the Spanish National Honor Society, FFA, and 4-H, she serves as a class Partner-in-Education representative. She is escorted by Cody Max Hall, son of Mickie Hall.

Freshman princess Brooke James is the daughter of Jeremy and Laura Poole and Chad James. Her grandparents are John and Cathy Grimes and Dewayne and Vickie James. Brooke plays volleyball, is a member of Student Council and PRIDE, and volunteers with the NALC food drive. Her escort is Chandler Sapp, son of Chad Sapp and Chris Wise and Missy Sapp.