Panthers News · Homecoming Queen Crowned, Seniors Recognized


Lake City High School’s final home football game of the 2020 season was canceled after a Manning High School reported a positive COVID-19 test, but the Panthers still gathered at Ward Memorial Stadium to crown its 2020 Homecoming Queen and recognize its fall sports senior athletes.

The Homecoming Court is selected and voted on by their classmates.

Samaria Frye, the 17-year-old daughter of Jennifer McDowell, was named 2020 Homecoming Queen. Briana Rose Davis, the 17-year-old daughter of Brian and Cornelia Davis, Sr., was first runner-up. Kristina Burgess, the 17-year-old daughter of Kristal Burgess, was second runner-up.

Da’Mara Brown, Miss Homecoming 2019 and the 19-year-old daughter of Pam McKenzie, was on hand to crown the 2020 Homecoming Queen.

Other members of the homecoming Court were:

  • Megan Atkinson is the 18-year-old daughter of Scott and Miranda Atkinson
  • Ja’Niya Bryant is the 17-year-old daughter of Larue Singletary and Sharika Bryant
  • Brooklyn Butler is the 17-year-old daughter of Norris Butler
  • Shyra Graham is the 17-year-old daughter of Sherouda Graham
  • Kailah Hanna is the 18-year-old daughter of Tiffaney Nero Wilson
  • Aishia Moore is the 17-year-old daughter of Monique Allen & Carlton Moore
  • Shel´tonasia Moore is the 18-year-old of daughter of Shelton Burgess and Priscilla Moore
  • Michelle Ruiz is the 17-year-old daughter of Miguel and Gloria Ruiz
  • Kara Whitten is the 17-year-old daughter of Jody McCutcheon
  • Azariah McFadden is the 17-year-old daughter of Aundrea Gamble and Alfred McKnight

Seniors recognized were:

Football

  • Hilshon Bailey is the son of Hiltone and Yvette Bailey. Hilson has been a member of the football team for four years. He is being escorted by his Mother.
  • Xavier Baker has been a member of the football team for three years.  He is escorted by his Grandparents, Mr. Daniel Singletary and Mrs. Cheryl Singletary.
  • Jaavier Brayboy is the son of Robin Brayboy.  He is a two year member of the football program.  Jaavier is escorted by his Mother.
  • Shelton Burgess is the son of Tamara Cockfield.  He has been with the football program for 3 years.  Shelton is escorted by his Mother and also his Grandmother, Annette McCutcheon
  • Joshua Coleman has been playing for the Panthers for four years.  He is escorted by his Mother, Tracie Gamble.
  • Shaquan Epps is the son of AJ and Shannon Epps.  He has participated in football all four years.  Shaquan is escorted by his parents.
  • Jordan Hemingway is the son of Crystal Hemingway.  He has played football for four years.  He is escorted by his Mother.
  • Tai’Yuan “TJ” Jackson is the son of Leroy and Latasha Jackson.  He has been a member of the football team for three years.  He is escorted by his parents.
  • Michael Jones is escorted by his Mother, Rachelle Keels.  He has been with the Panthers football program for two years.
  • Emanuel “EJ” McClam is the son of Emanuel and LaToya McClam.  He has been a member of the football program for three years.  EJ is escorted by his parents.
  • Kareem McClam is the son of Karen McClam.  He has been a member of the football program for three years.  He is escorted by his Mother and cousin, Roneal McFadden.
  • Bryce McIntosh is the son of Bernard and Celeste McIntosh. He has been a member of the football team for four years.  Bryce is escorted by his parents.
  • Marquise Singletary has been with the football program for four years.  He is escorted by his Mother, Ada McCray.
  • Luke Wallace is escorted by his parents, Danny Wallace and Heather Yarborough. He has been with the football program for four years.
  • Jalik Washington is the son of Jermaine and Jennifer Washington  Jalik has been a member of the football team for one year. He is being escorted by his Parents.
  • Raeshawn Williams has played football for one year.  He is escorted by his parents Ceasar and Mary Wheeler.
  • Daimen Wilson is the son of Travis Wilson and Dilsey McKenzie.  Daimen has been a member of the football program for four years.  He is escorted by his parents.

Cheerleading

  • Briana Davis is the daughter of Brian and Cornelia Davis. Briana has been a member of the cheer squad for four years. She’s being escorted by her parents.
  • Kelsey Fulmore is the daughter of Kelvin and Melissa Fulmore. Kelsey has been a member of the cheer squad for three years. She’s being escorted by her parents.
  • Sheltonasia Moore is the daughter of Shelton Burgess and Priscilla Moore. Sheltonasia has been a member of the cheer squad for four years. She’s being escorted tonight by her mother and Uncle Trevor Moore.

Volleyball

  • Lasira Nicholsonhas been a member of the volleyball team for 4 years.  She is being escorted by her mother, Sharon Dickson.

Cross Country

  • Ava Bingham has been a member of the cross country team for 3 years. She is being escorted by her parents, Troy and Catrina Bingham.
  • Irvin Fajardo has been a member of the cross country team for 3 years.  He is being escorted by his parents Omar Fajardo & Maria Ventura.
  • Jerrion Flowers has been a member of the cross country team for 2 years. He is being escorted by his mother, Kathy Flowers.
  • Chandler Gause has been a member of the cross country team for 3 years. He is being escorted by his parents, Stan and Lisa Gause
  • Haley Hardway has been a member of the cross country team for 3 years. She is being escorted by her mother, Victoria Hardway.
  • Sarah Leiter has been a member of the cross country team for 2 years.  She is being escorted by her parents, Laura & Terry Leiter.
  • Austin Shake has been a member of the cross country team for 3 years. He is being escorted by his parents, Robin Floyd & David Shake.
  • Caleb Wallace has been a member of the cross country team for 3 years.  He is being escorted by his parents, Heather Yarborough & Danny Wallace.

Band

  • Nyaunie Graham has been a member of the band for 5 years.  She is being escorted by her mother Shelley Smith and sister Elantryia Moore.
  • Malachi David has been a member of the band for 4 years.  He is being escorted by his band director Michael Clark.
  • Malaysia Herring has been a member of the band for 4 years.  She is being escorted by her mother Melinda Herring.
  • Shyra Graham has been a member of the band for 5 years.  She is being escorted by her mother Sherouda Graham.
  • Brooklyn Butler has been a member of the band for 4 years.  She is being escorted by her father Norris Butler.
  • Kristina Burgess has been a member of the band for 5 years.  She is being escorted by her mother Kristal Burgess, Grandmother Deborah Dicks, and god-brother Willie Washington.
  • Jerrell Nesbitt has been a member of the band for 5 years.  He is being escorted by his father Jerry Nesbitt.
  • Samaria Frye has been a member of the band for 5 years.  She is being escorted by her mother Jennifer McDowell.
  • Adreanna Carson has been a member of the band for 3 years.  She is being escorted by her mother LaShannon Singletary and father Adrian Carson.
  • Ashanti Davis has been a member of the band for 3 years.  She is being escorted by her mother Sandra Powell.