Local News: NMCC Homecoming Queen crowned (02/15/22)

Joycelynn Jackson, a senior from New Madrid County Central High School, is crowned basketball comeback queen on Saturday, February 12, during the comeback festivities at the NMCC-Caruthersville basketball game. Placing the crown on Jackson is 2021 Return to Basketball Queen Zamari Jackson.

Jill Bock / Standard Democrat

NEW MADRID, Mo. — New Madrid County Central High School student Joycelynn Jackson reigned supreme as basketball throwback queen during the Feb. 12 festivities.

Jackson, the daughter of Elizabeth Smith and Randy Jackson, is captain of the cheer squad, secretary of the student council, vice president of Future Business Leaders of America, secretary for the class of 2022, and a member of the Beta Club, the band and the Singing Eagles. She is also a member of the school’s softball and volleyball teams.

She was escorted to the reunion coronation ceremony before the NMCC-Caruthersville game by Adrian Smith, son of Fremeika Smith and Felawn Smith.

The main maids were Eliza McSpadden, daughter of Jimmy and Destiny McSpadden, and Joeli Ricketts, daughter of Brian and Melissa Noble. McSpadden’s escort was Marcellous Phillips, son of Keshia Brown and Rico Phillips, and Adam Nevel, son of Joe and Crystal Nevel, escorted Ricketts.

The junior maid was Bella Khourie, the daughter of Misty Khourie Ezell and Robert Khourie. She was escorted by Dominique Betts, the son of Naomi Thomas and Dominique Betts

The second-year maid was Akara Jackson, daughter of Elizabeth Smith and Randy Jackson. Jacskon was escorted by Jadis Jones, son of LaNikki Jackson

The 2022 freshman maid was Mikera Jackson, the daughter of LaNikki Jackson and Craig Perkins. She was escorted by John Garrett Harris, son of John and Andrea Harris.

The title for this year’s homecoming was “Full Steam for an Eagle Victory”.

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