Five vie for GHS homecoming queen
Five young women from the Gaffney High School Class of 2012 have been named to the 2011-2012 Homecoming Court, and one will be crowned queen Friday evening. However, her identity will not be announced until halftime ceremonies of the Gaffney-Lancaster game.
Competiting for the crown are Caitlin Christine Brown, Kaylin Virginia Childers, Destiny DeaNea Littlejohn, Lauren Brooke Morrell and Kayla Bree Sellars.
Caitlin, daughter of Anthony L. and Christine B. Brown, is an active member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church and is employed by Little Angels Day Care. She has danced with Southern Dance Academy for 12 years and is currently on the competitive jazz and tap teams. She is a cheerleader on the GHS basketball team squad and a member of the Camellia Society and the Sub Deb Club. After graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in ultrasound technology. She will be escorted by her father. Kaylin, daughter of Tim and Donna Childers, is a member of the First Baptist Church of Gaffney youth group, the National Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She serves as a captain of the GHS varsity competition/ football cheerleading squad and secretary of the L’Etoile Club. She is also a participant in the Cherokee County Junior Leadership Program. After graduation, she plans to attend Clemson University. She will be escorted by her father.
Destiny, daughter of Deborah Versher and Dean Littlejohn, is a sales associate at the Nine West outlet store and is a member of the GHS track and field team, participating in the long jump, triple jump and 400-meter. After graduation, she plans to attend nursing school and specialize in neonatal care. She will be escorted by her father.
Lauren Brooke Morrell, daughter of Edward and Tonya Morrell, serves as president of the Sub Deb Club and is an active member of the Beta Club, Spanish Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, GHS yearbook staff and prom committee. She is also a GHS varsity competitive/football cheerleader. A member of the Delta Society and the Camellia Society, she has volunteered for Adopt-A-Highway, Harbor of Hope, Christmas is for Kids and the Soup Kitchen. After graduation, she plans to attend Greenville Technical College to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. She will be escorted by her father.
Kayla is the daughter of Donna and Tony Millen and Ray Sellars. She is a member of Infocus Youth at Central Baptist Church and is a hostess and server at Applebee’s. She volunteers with her church at the local Soup Kitchen. After graduation, Kayla plans to attend Lander University, where she will pursue a degree in nursing. She will be escorted by her stepfather, Tony Millen.
Timisha Jackson, last year’s homecoming queen, and Marlene Davis, GHS principal, will conduct the ceremony and crown the queen.
A morning reception and registration for returning alumni will be held at 8:30 in the cafeteria sponsored by the GHS Student Council. Copies of the Indian Post, featuring articles and photos of the honored classes, will be distributed prior to the reception.
At 9:30 a.m., the homecoming assembly will honor alumni from the classes of 1941, 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001, and the 25-year reunion of the Class of 1986. Alumni of these years from Granard High School will also be welcomed.
Entertainment selected from the actual year of graduation will feature student and faculty performers. In addition, the members of the Homecoming Court, football players and their sponsors will be presented during the assembly.
Alumni are invited to attend a pep rally at 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium featuring the GHS band and cheerleaders.
At 7:30 p.m., the homecoming game between the Gaffney and Lancaster will take place at The Reservation. The highlight of the haltime ceremonies will be the crowning of the 2011-2012 Homecoming Queen.