Candidates for homecoming queen are, seated, from left, Joslyn Day, Abbi White and Rebekah Watson.  Standing are junior maids Mary Kate Collins and Abby Hedgpeth; sophomore maids, Nicole Ferguson and Sabela Hobbs; and freshman maids, Mackenzie Williams and Courtney McNair.
Candidates for homecoming queen are, seated, from left, Joslyn Day, Abbi White and Rebekah Watson. Standing are junior maids Mary Kate Collins and Abby Hedgpeth; sophomore maids, Nicole Ferguson and Sabela Hobbs; and freshman maids, Mackenzie Williams and Courtney McNair.
Neshoba Central High School will observe its 2013 homecoming Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m.

One of three senior maids will be crowned homecoming queen.

Senior maids are Joslyn Manik Day, daughter of Tasya McCullar and Johnathan Day; Rebekah Dawn Watson, daughter of J.P. and Sewanna Watson of the Arlington community; and Kaylyn Abbigayle White, daughter of Chasity Lawrence and Allen White.

Miss Day attends Amazing Grace Apostolic Church where she is a praise dancer.

She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Spanish Club. She participated in Leadership Neshoba and is currently involved with the senior project committee. An All-American cheerleader, Miss Day serves as co-captain of the high school squad which has earned two state championships.

She was elected freshman beauty and freshman homecoming maid and was named second alternate in the high school beauty review. Her hobbies include cheering, volunteering in the community, assisting at the Boys' and Girls' Club, and spending time with her family and friends.

Miss Day hopes to cheer at the collegiate level while pursuing a degree in sports medicine.

She will be escorted by her grandfather, Lavon Parker.

Miss Watson attends Mars Hill Baptist Church where she serves as assistant pianist and is a Sunday school teacher.

She is a four-year member of the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and the student council, and she currently serves as editor of the school yearbook.

Miss Watson initiated and organized the first NCHS Senior Project "Operation Restoration" with the purpose of revitalizing the Imagination Fun Station.

She received the "I Dare You Award" during her junior year and has achieved special honor roll every nine weeks of high school.

She was named the Rotary Club Student of the Month in September.

Miss Watson, a five-year member of the tennis team, was named "Most Improved" following her freshman year and was "Most Valuable Player" her sophomore and junior year. She has advanced to the state tournament all three years.

A ten-year piano student, she also enjoys reading and painting during her spare time.

Upon graduation, she plans to attend a four-year university and double major in psychology and nutrition. Her goal is to receive a master's degree in both areas and pursue a career in pediatric nutrition specializing in eating disorders, obesity, and special needs such as autism.

Her father, J. P. Watson, will be her escort.

Miss White resides in the Laurel Hill community and attends Smallwood Revival Center. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Club. She was awarded "Best Smile" in seventh grade.

Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, and shopping.

Miss White plans to attend college to achieve a degree and become a certified labor and delivery nurse.

She will be escorted by her father, Allen White.

Freshman maids are Courtney Paige McNair, daughter of Michael and Melanie McNair of the North Bend community, and Mackenzie Grace Williams, the daughter of Wayne and Lori Williams and Marie Williams.

Miss McNair is a member of the Bible Club, the Beta Club, the marching band and the jazz band. She also represents her school as a member of the soccer and bowling teams.

Her hobbies include playing soccer, hunting, and participating in any activities involving music.

Miss McNair plans to attend Holmes Community College to play soccer before transferring to the University of Mississippi to major in education. She would like to become a middle school teacher.

She is escorted by her uncle, Dr. Steve Molpus of Little Rock, Ark.

Miss Williams resides in the Good Hope community and attends the Sanctuary of Philadelphia where she is a member of the SALT youth group.

She is a member of the Spanish, Bible, and Beta clubs and the high school chorus. She was named a People to People Ambassadors nominee and a John Robert Powers modeling and acting intern.

As an eighth grader, Miss Williams was a member of the student council and the recipient of the chorus award. In sixth grade she was awarded "Best Attitude."

She enjoys reading, singing, playing the piano, fishing, traveling, and shopping.

Her future plans include attending the University of Mississippi to pursue a doctorate degree in psychology.

Her escort will be Wayne Williams, her father.

Sophomore maids are Alice Nicole Ferguson, daughter of Jerry and Christy Ferguson, and Sabela Termarra Hobbs, daughter of Femee and Deaunda Culberson and Marcus Hobbs.

Miss Ferguson resides in the Spring Creek community and attends Spring Creek Baptist Church where she is active in her youth group and has participated in Bible drills for seven years.

She is a member of the band, Beta Club and Bible Club. As a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, she placed first at district and state levels in parliamentary procedure. She also serves as a student council representative and class treasurer.

She is an eight-year piano student and has attended the Special Recognition banquet.

Miss Ferguson enjoys playing the piano, hanging out with her youth group and shooting the bow with her dad.

After high school, she plans to attend East Central Community College and major in nursing.

She is escorted by her father, Jerry Ferguson.

Miss Hobbs resides in the Dixon community and attends Jerusalem Temple Apostolic Church.

She is a member of the Bible, Spanish, and Beta clubs and the Neshoba Youth Coalition. She participates in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and holds the rank of petty officer second class.

At her church, she is a member of the mime team. She was also a third place finisher in the 2013 National Bible Bowl Championship.

Her hobbies include hanging out with friends and texting.

Upon graduation, Miss Hobbs plans to join the United States Air Force.

Her father, Marcus Hobbs, will be her escort.

Junior maids are Mary Katherine Collins, daughter of Glenn Collins and Leslie Collins, and Abby Ruth Hedgpeth, daughter of Joey and Dawn Hedgepeth and the late Deanna Burton Hedgepeth.

Miss Collins is a resident of the Deemer community. She attends the Sanctuary of Philadelphia.

She is a member of the Beta Club, Bible Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been a class officer for three consecutive years, and she currently represents her class as secretary and student council representative.

Miss Collins has been nominated for the People to People Student Ambassador Program for the past four years.

A two-year member of the soccer team, she currently serves as captain.

Her hobbies include playing soccer, watching football, and spending time with her family and friends.

Her future plans include attending the University of Mississippi.

Miss Collins' escort will be her father, Glenn Collins.

Miss Hedgpeth lives in the East Philadelphia community and attends New Hope United Methodist Church.

She is a member of the Beta Club, Bible Club, Distributive Educational Clubs of America and the chorus.

Among her hobbies are spending time with her family and friends and cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels.

Her future plans include attending the University of Mississippi and pursuing a degree in pharmacy.

Miss Hedgepeth will be escorted by her father, Joey Hedgpeth.

Superintendent Tommy Dearing and principal. John Bowen will escort the flower girl and crown bearer onto the field.

Serving as flower girl will be Addison Claire Hedgpeth, daughter of Joey and Dawn Hedgpeth. The crown bearer is Dylan Spears, the son of Jay and Becky Spears.

The queen will be elected by members of the student body.