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PJC students select Homecoming King and Queen court

Published or Revised November 09, 2019

2019 Homecoming Court

Shown in the PJC Student Center are 2019 Homecoming King and Queen nominees, from left, Caleb DuBois, Rachael Gray, Shelby Becker, Chyna Bell, and Zach Norris. Inset (right) is nominee Brooke Morgan.

After a final round of voting by Paris Junior College students, the Homecoming Court is set for this weekend’s festivities. The court is made up of Shelby Becker of Giddings, Chyna Bell of Paris, Caleb DuBois of Bridge City, Rachael Gray of Midlothian, Brooke Morgan of Leonard, and Zach Norris of Paris.

Bell, the daughter of Ron and Stephanie Bell, is a 2018 graduate of Paris High School. She is a member of PTK and the African-American Student Union., as well as a member of the PJC cheer squad where she serves as co-captain. She plans to attend the PJC nursing program and later further her education in nursing at Texas A&M University - Commerce.

Becker, the son of Michael and Amanda Becker, is a 2018 graduate of Giddings H.S. and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international two-year college honor society. He is on the PJC baseball team and was named a National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Second Team All American and played in this fall’s Texas-New Mexico Junior College All Star Game. He plans to graduate from PJC and transfer to university for accounting while continuing to play baseball and eventually earning his master’s degree.

DuBois, the son of Christal and Dwayne DuBois, is a 2018 graduate of Bridge City H.S. He is a member of the PJC baseball team, was a NJCAA Academic All American, and is a member of PTK. He plans to transfer to university to pursue an education degree and someday coach.

Gray, the daughter of Chip and Tracie Gray, is a 2018 graduate of Heritage High School in Midlothian. She is a member of PTK and the Student Government Association, as well as the PJC softball team. She participates in community service by reading to elementary school children. After PJC, she plans to attend university to become a clinical psychologist, build a successful career and have a happy and loving family.

Morgan, the daughter of Teddy Morgan and Dovie Fine, is a 2018 graduate of Leonard H.S. and is a member and PTK President at the PJC-Greenville Center. She plans to become a registered nurse, possibly a CareFlight nurse.

Norris, the son of David and Jolita Norris, is a 2018 graduate of Paris H.S. and is a member of the PJC baseball team and PTK. He plans to transfer to a university and continue his baseball career while pursuing a degree in exercise science to become a physical therapist.

PJC Homecoming activities begin with a parade at 4 p.m. on Thursday, leaving from the Hunt Center at the Paris campus, followed by a pep rally. Friday evening alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend the President’s Reception, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the ballroom of the McLemore Student Center. Saturday the Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon will be in the Love Civic Center at 11:30 a.m. The women’s basketball team plays Redlands Community College at 4 p.m. and the men’s basketball team takes on Jarvis Christian College at 6 p.m. The King and Queen crowning will be held during halftime of the men’s game in the Hunt Center.

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