April White, Homecoming Queen 2019-20

Homecoming Queen April White Reflects on Overwhelming Support

One memory that April White, a May 2020 graduate, will always cherish from her community college experience is when she became the 2019-2020 Homecoming queen. 

Homecoming Queen April White Reflects on Overwhelming Support

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Fri May 8, 2020

April White, Homecoming Queen 2019-20

One memory that April White, a May 2020 graduate, will always cherish from her community college experience is when she became the 2019-2020 Homecoming queen.

“The support was amazing,” said White.

White’s cheerleading teammates suited up for campaign activities. Garnering more help from the student body, they rallied her on to the title with glittered posters and matching T-shirts. She was also voted homecoming queen in high school, but the overwhelming support she received from Coahoma’s student body is what made a world of difference.

Homecoming Campaign“They really got me out of my comfort zone. I was planning and doing things I never thought I would do,” she added. “I never thought that many people would have helped me in a small amount of time. People I never met wanted to help with my campaign, and that is what made it even better.”

Before the title, White says she stayed to herself but knew she wanted to change that and leave her mark.

White, a Jackson, Mississippi, native and pre-nursing major, bids a bittersweet farewell to Coahoma Community College as a May 2020 graduate. Although she is unable to seal the achievement with a traditional commencement ceremony, White anticipates her future accomplishments and will finish up her undergraduate education in public health at the University of Southern Mississippi. She hopes to earn a master’s in nursing.

April White, Homecoming Queen 2019-20At Coahoma, she was a cheerleader, a member of the Preconception Peer Club, the Dormitory Council, and the Science and Math Symposium.

In addition to serving as the 2017-18 homecoming queen of Wingfield High School, White was involved in several extracurricular activities, including the JROTC, the basketball and volleyball teams, and the student council. She was also a thrower for the track and field team and made history, becoming the first girl to throw the discus in the South State competition. She was also inducted into the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society.

Upon graduating from Wingfield, White was looking to escape the parameters of her hometown. She was excited to learn of the College’s roots as a historically black college.

“I wanted to get away from home and experience a different environment,” White said.

Being part of the cheerleading team made her freshman and sophomore years a one-of-a-kind experience.

April White, Homecoming Queen 2019-20“I joined a team full of joy and energy,” she expressed. “They wanted to change how the school thought of them, and they did just that. I am glad I was able to experience the changes and enjoy the season.”

Though she was taken back by kindness the student body expressed, she regards her family as her support system.

“My family has pushed me to become better in life and never give up,” White explained. “Without them, I have no idea what I would do.”