Mershell Watson is the proud representative of Grambling State University Laboratory High School. The 17-year-old senior from Homer was recently crowned Mis GHS.
Mershell made her way to Grambling because her parents felt that she would receive a better education.
Her motto is “You have to fall down in order to have the ability to get back up, but remember when you get up, try again.”
On Mershell’s journey to become Miss Grambling High, she has graced the royal court twice before. She has served as Miss Eighth Grade and Miss Sophomore queens of the laboratory schools, and last year she was Miss FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Her aunt, Lillie Mae James, encouraged Mershell to do her best and she dreamed of her someday becoming Miss Grambling High School. Her aunt passed away at the beginning of Mershell’s freshman year, and that motivated Mershell to run for Miss GHS.
As a representative of GHS, Mershell wants to encourage her classmates to stay motivated and to do their best in school.
During her spare time, she loves to sing, play basketball, engage in social media and help others. She is a member of the Forest Grove C.M.E. choir, and the National Society of High School Scholars. She is an honor student and a member of the Student Council, FBLA and the band.
Mershell is the captain of the Lady Kittens basketball team. After graduation, she plans to attend Grambling State University and major in biology.
Mershell believes strongly that family should always come first.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Watson. Mershell was born on Sept. 30, 1996, at Minden Medical Center in Minden. She has two sisters, Shamara and Tamia.