Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - email@example.com
Cortise Brown, left, and Royce Williams were crowned Mr. and Miss Coahoma Community College 2016-2017 during CCC's annual Coronation Thursday.
CLARKSDALE—Tiger Nation paused for an evening of elegance Thursday night to formally crown its new Mr. and Miss Coahoma Community College during its annual Coronation.
Themed "A Royal Occasion of Black and White", the event was highlighted by the crowning of Mr. and Miss CCC 2016-17 Royce Williams (Cleveland, MS) and Cortise Brown (Jackson, MS), who will serve as ambassadors of the student body during the upcoming school term.
The night also featured CCC’s royal gentlemen, elegantly dressed in black tuxedos, along with royal ladies, who were adorned in complementing black gowns who will serve as representatives of organizations and auxiliaries on campus that comprise the High Court, the Higher Court, the Highest Court and the Royal Court.
Brown has already made history, as she will become the first Miss CCC to participate the Miss Mississippi pageant.
“It is a privilege and an honor to officially accept the role of Miss Coahoma Community College,” she said. “This has been a life changing experience, and I am forever honored and grateful.”
Williams, who was encouraged to pursue the title of Mr. CCC by family and friends, said he is looking forward to responsibility.
“Thank you Tiger Nation for this opportunity you’ve given me,” he said. “With God and supportive friends and family, I know that I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me.”
Turning in their crowns were Mr. and Miss CCC 2015-2016 Anfernee Morgan (Cleveland, MS) and Kezia Walker (Clarksdale, MS).
“This is a very emotional day for me,” said Walker, who’ll be attending the University of Mississippi next fall. “This will be a page that I will never tear out of my memory book. … I will always cherish my time here at CCC—thank you for sharing this moment with me.”
Morgan, who plans to attend Morehouse University, said he’s matured during his time at CCC.
“This last year has been at great one. … Coahoma is a place where I have grown as a young man,” he said. “Thank you Tiger Nation for trusting and believing in me, and giving me the opportunity to serve you.”
Members of CCC’s Royal Court include:
The High Court
Band- Deanza Price and Cedril Bowen
Barbering- Shawanda Chatman and Samuel Dubose
Basketball- Jasmine Leonard and LaTerrance Henderson
Cheerleading- Shariss Sneed and Dewayne Brassell
Choir- Regina Towers and Donovan Brownlee
Cosmetology- Aundrea Williams and Phinease hall
Dormitory Council- Ashlet Buford and Joshua Kidd
The Higher Court
Ambassadors- Naomi Lofton and David Thomas
Art Club- Raven Miner and Gabriel Boyd
Computer Science Club- Brittany Blackett and Tre’Shawn Malone
Early Childcare and Accounting- Jasmine Maxwell and Larry Sykes
English Club- Alexus Hunter and Khalil Stapleton
Enactus- keriNesha Jefferson and Hollis Bryant
Health and Physical Education Club- Ashley Craig and DeGuadereek Rice
Phi Theta Kappa- Nyesha Lynn and Justin Johnson
Science & Math Symposium- Tiara Walker and Demarcus Johnson
Social Science- Jakayla Proctor and Denzel Mason
Skills USA- Ellena Anderson and Dominique Smith
The Highest Court
Freshman Royalty- Narika Glasper and Michael Steele
Sophomore Royalty- Emerald Elrod and Wendell Henderson
Homecoming Royalty & Escort- Miracle Johnson and Calais Dunn
The Royal Court
Mr. and Miss Coahoma Agricultural High School- LaDeja Strong and UntareoJohnson
2nd Alternate to Miss CCC & Escort- Hertayshia Thomas and Earnest Butler
1st Alternate to Miss CCC & Escort- Kameshia Hardy and Jauan Addison
Flower Princess and Gift Prince- Little Miss Vaiya Wade and Little Master D’Zoryeaux Wilson Jr.
CLICK HERE to view more photos from the program on CCC’s Facebook page.