The students of Grambling Laboratory High School (GHS) kicked off Homecoming with the coronation of Miss GHS. The event was held on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the high school gymnasium. Georgio Michelle Douglas was crowned as the queen to reign for the 2008-2009 school year.
The theme of the event was “Queen of the Nile.” Organizational queens along with their escorts were introduced during the coronation ceremonies.
Members of the queen’s court included Miss Freshman, Muriel Cleveland; Miss Sophomore, Breonica Hunt; Miss Junior, Jasmine Gray; and Miss Senior, LaTonya Wilson. The court also included scepter prince Matthew Jones and princess Dahzsia Hackney.
Principal Greg Williams crowned Douglas followed by a toast from the Student Council President Galen Roberts. The queen’s court and the organization queens danced the cotillion waltz coordinated by Thelma Alice Smith Washington Williams.
Douglas stated she was very honored and proud to reign as Grambling Lab High School Queen for the 2008-2009 school year. She thanked the faculty, student body, friends, her family and, most importantly, her mother for all their continued support and encouragement.
Douglas was presented during halftime at the school’s Homecoming game with the Grambling High School Kittens, going for another win against the Archbishop Hannan Hawks. She was escorted on the field by her mother, Cathy Jackson Douglas. Georgio was received by a standing ovation.
Douglas is the daughter of Cathy Douglas of Grambling and Michael Douglas of Fort Wayne, Ind..
Georgio is president of her senior class, president of the National Honor Society, president of FBLA, vice president of the Social Studies Club, member of the FCA, 4-H, Foreign Language Club, and Future Teachers of America.
Douglas is also a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
Douglas plans to continue her family’s tradition by attending Grambling State University upon graduation in May 2009. She plans to major in political science, pre-law and English. Her goals are to continue to law school and pursue a degree in corporate law.