Grambling State University Magnet Laboratory High School held its 2009-2010 coronation ceremony Wednesday at the high school gymnasium. A night of enchantment filled the air as the evening began with the introduction of club and organization queens. Mistresses of ceremony Kandace Cash, Chasity Goree, Miya Robinson, and Brianna Ridgell presented the court to the public.The evening of elegance continued with the announcement of Miss Grambling Middle School princesses and princes. Miss 6th grade Azzie Williams was escorted by Jammar Murray. Miss 7th grade Kenya Carr was escorted by Jaylon Ferguson.
Miss 8th grade Marchell Watson was escorted by Adrian Williams. Miss Grambling Middle School Dwanya Durham strolled honorably with escort Allen Williams as he led her to center-stage.
The crowd grew silent in anticipation as Miss GHS and her royal court was announced. Miss Freshman Janay Tellis was escorted by Tyler Ward. Following Miss Freshman was runner up Brittany Rollins escorted by Brad Young.
Miss Sophomore Ashley Baker was escorted by Brauhnye’ Turner. Miss Junior, Diwantra Hill was escorted by Xavier Kirkpatrick. Miss Junior runner up Gabreonna Levingston and Devontra Jackson came next.
Miss Senior, Tyeneshia Thomas was next in line as Deshedrick Thomas escorted her to her position.
Last but certainly not least, Miss Grambling High was announced. The crowd stood to their feet as their queen graced the floor.
Erin Lashay Woods was announced as the 2009-2010 Miss Grambling High School. Woods was escorted by DeAngelo Williams, a junior and president of the student council at GHS.
Woods, who is a Ruston native, is the daughter of Angela Wallace and middle sister of her two siblings.
Erin has attended Grambling laboratory schools since the fourth grade at Alma J. Brown Elementary and is now a senior at Grambling High.
She is treasurer of the National Honor Society, president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, BETA Club and a member of the Grambling High School Marching Band. After graduation, Erin plans to enlist in the National Guard Reserve and attend college to pursue a degree in social work.
“I would like to thank my mother, family, faculty and staff of GHS for all of your support,”Woods said.
Woods plans to represent Grambling High School with pride and dignity. “I feel very excited about representing my school as Miss Grambling High School. This is truly a great honor and privilege,” Woods concluded.
Miss Grambling State University Ahvery Thomas, was in attendance and assisted the High School queen. Thomas served as Miss GHS 2004-2005.