The Queen’s Coronation, will be presented in two performances, Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Vouchers for the coronation will be sold for $10.
Tickets for the Barn Dance featuring Cory Morrow and Honeybrowne are $15.
Iris Garden Club
Representing the Iris Garden Club is Miss Marketa Lashay Brown, daughter of Marcus and Latosha Brown.
She is the granddaughter of Harold and Doris Hagler and Johnny and Dorothy Brown.
Miss Brown is a senior at Gilmer High School.
She hopes to become a social worker for CPS.
Her athletic activities include basketball and track and field.
“I feel that my life is good and that I can be whatever I would like to be if I keep a positive attitude and never give up on the goals I have set in my life. Philippians 4:13 is also what keeps me motivated,” she said.
Miss Brown plans to attend Stephen F. Austin University.
Miss Elizabeth Marie Williams, daughter of Tullos and Linda Williams, Jr., will represent the Gilmer Kiwanis Club.
Miss Williams is the granddaughter of Tullos and Laura Williams, Sr., and Janet Whitehead of Gilmer.
A senior at Gilmer High School, she plays volleyball, is a member of the select volleyball team, earned academic all-district honors and various subject awards, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
“My philosophy of life is to stay on the right path with God and to try to be the best person I can be every day,” she said.
Miss Williams plans to attend the University of Texas at Tyler, pursuing a career in sonography.
Miss Colin Elizabeth Coleman, daughter of John and Amy McWhorter and Todd and Christy Coleman, will represent the Rotary Club.
Miss Coleman is the granddaughter of James and Jeanne Johnson and Ron and Carol Coleman.
A senior at Gilmer High School, she is a member of the varsity volleyball, softball and track teams, and is a cheerleader. She was named Academic All-State in volleyball and softball, is a member of the Key Club and National Honor Society, and is in the top five percent of her class. She serves as class secretary.
Miss Coleman works part-time at Croley Funeral Home. She says she enjoys her work because she has the opportunity to meet new people.
Her philosophy of life is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. Every day is a new day and you have to take life one day at a time,” she said.
Miss Coleman plans to attend Texas A&M University, majoring in biology, then following up with medical school. She is considering
Representing the Lions Club is Miss Kaitlyn Blair Tackett, daughter of Mike and Karin Tackett.
She is the granddaughter of Mary and Jim Tackett, Blair Poole, and J.W. Floyd. Great-grandparents are Loraine Wilburn and the late Elton F. Wilburn.
A senior at Gilmer High School, she is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Gilmer youth group, a member of the Gilmer High School Stars drill team, FFA, Key Club, youth drama team, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Her philosophy of life is based on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: “Two are better than one . . . if one falls down, his friend can help him up. I want to always be there to pick people up, not tear them down.”
Miss Tackett plans to attend Texas A&M University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in safety management.
20th Century Club
Miss Lindsey Jordan Hudson is candidate of the Twentieth Century Club.
Miss Hudson is the daughter of Pat and Thomas Wright and Brenda and Keith Ford.
Her grandparents are Kay and Jack Fuqua and Darlene and Mack Hoel.
A senior at Gilmer High School, she participates in track and has been a regional qualifier all through high school.
She has been a dancer for 10 years, and has been a Yamboree dancer for four years.
Her philosophy of life is: “Work will win when wishing won’t. This means to me that just wishing for something to happen won’t make it happen. You have to get up and make it happen if you want it bad enough. Waiting around will get you no where in life. All it will get you is a bunch of ‘what if’s’ and ‘could have been’s’.”
She hopes to attend either Texas Tech or the University of Texas, working toward a career in sports medicine or as a personal trainer.
Beta Sigma Phi
Miss Anna Elizabeth Hollis, daughter of Jan Hollis, is representing Beta Sigma Phi. She is the granddaughter of Art and Ann Searcy.
A senior at Harmony High School, her activities include track, varsity cheerleader, class secretary, Beta Club, Key Club, Art Club, Student Council, A-Honor Roll, FFA, FFA chapter secretary for two years and reporter for one year. She was a member of the 2007 State Champion Junior Chapter Conducting Team.
Her philosophy of life: “I believe to be successful in life a person must possess a positive attitude. Find the good in everything and everyone and do not dwell on the negative. Think positive, keep your head up and smile. A smile is worth a thousand kind words.”
Miss Hollis plans to attend Texas A&M and study business management.
Miss Lacy Nicole Hodges is representing the Bluebonnet Club.
She is the daughter of Riley Hodges and Patti Hodges, and Cindy Hodges. Her grandparents are Wanda Simon, Kenneth Hodges and Louella Hodges, James Buddy Camp and Nelda Camp.
A senior at Gilmer High School, she is president of her class. Activities include First Team All-District Volleyball, MVP Defensive All-District, Key Club, National Honor Society, 2-year All American Cheerleader, and All State academics.
Her philosophy of life: “I believe while you are here, you need to make the best of it. Life is too short, so live life to the fullest. God has a plan for me, so I know if I stick to my standards and do what I believe in to the best of my ability, I won’t have any regrets in the end.”
Miss Hodges hopes to attend
college with a volleyball scholarship, and would love to play and attend Texas State University-San Marcos.