Just Among Friends
The Neshoba Central 2021 Senior Prom was held at The Venue on the evening of March 27. The theme was "Diamonds and Glamour" which was a true reflection of how this group of seniors felt for finally having a Prom. They were so excited to have the experience of getting to dress up and celebrate as normal after a year of uncertainty.
The decorations were as bright as the smiles of the guests who attended the event. A path of shimmering lights and dangling crystals made a path for the guests as they entered the center stage featuring the DJ JIGGA JT. His playlist kept the dance floor full all night and his interaction with the crowd kept everyone pumped up.
There was a photo booth with fun props so that anyone who desired could have their memories captured by Philadelphia's own Gamble Miller Martin.
Near the end of the evening, the Prom Queen and King were announced and crowned by the Senior Sponsor and Prom Coordinator, Candi Hall, and the Student Body President, Sofia Euyoque. The Prom Queen was Sanaa Merrell and Prom King was Keaston Pearson. The King and Queen danced together to the class song as their classmates cheered them on. The last event of the evening was the Senior Slideshow created by Mrs. Ray Carol Eakes from the photos submitted by the Seniors.
As this memorable evening concluded, Seniors were given a parting gift and the Senior Sponsor told each one to be careful and safe. This Prom Night was truly a night of "Diamonds and Glamour" to remember.
Jarquez Hunter was presented the Mississippi High School Activities Association Mr. Football Trophy for 5A by Mr. Lonnie Tillman, Associate Director of the MSHA during a ceremony in the gym. Six players, one from each MHSAA classification, were selected as Mississippi Mr. Football recipients for the 2020 season in partnership with the New Orleans Saints, Mississippi High School Activities Association, and the Mississippi Association of Coaches. The winners were chosen by a statewide committee of high school coaches and the media who cover high school football.
Jarquez will attend Auburn University in the fall where he will play for the Tigers football team. He signed with Auburn on National Signing Day. Congratulations and best wishes! Auburn is so lucky to have you!
Palm Sunday is always a very important day during the celebration of Easter in the Christian churches. Palm Sunday on March 28 this year was extra special for the Drew Breland family whose 8-month-old son was baptized in the First United Methodist Church. Tiny Andrew Kenneth Breland, III was baptized by the Pastor, Chris Young, who introduced him to the congregation. He looked precious in his white outfit and white shoes. His parents are Drew and Hollie Thomas Breland and his siblings are Maddie James and Beau Breland. "Trey" seemed to enjoy the Baptismal ceremony and was alert and happy.
Some of the family members present were his maternal grandparents, Drew and Cindy Thomas and his great grandmother, Virginia West. Members of the Breland family were also present for the joyous occasion. Congratulations!
This Easter was a joyous one with families getting together after a year of being apart for many of them. The children enjoyed Easter Egg Hunts at various churches all over town on the Saturday before Easter Sunday which they had missed last Easter. Families held Easter egg hunts for their children and their friends at home and there was excitement in the air as children of all ages enjoyed this tradition.
The weather was beautiful, the azaleas and spring trees bloomed in all their glory. It was truly a glorious Easter weekend. The churches were well attended with people feeling hopeful after a long, stressful year of uncertainty and sorrow. There were so many reasons to rejoice together and look forward to the "promise of springtime after the shadows are through." I hope the promise of springtime comes to each and every one of you with blessings.