On Friday night Clara Womack was the leader on the basketball court as she helped the Quitman Lady Wolverines take a victory over Georgetown. The next day the vivacious senior was the feature of another kind of court when she was selected the 2020-21 Quitman High School Homecoming Queen. The crowning of Womack was the climax to the gala event that took place Saturday afternoon that also saw Homecoming Maids from each class recognized as well as Miss Merry Christmas, Madilynn Collins.
Homecoming Queen – Clara Womack: The member of Missionary Baptist Church is daughter of Chris and Elizabeth Womack of Quitman and the paternal granddaughter of Tsune (Sue-Nay) and the late Bobby Womack of Quitman. Clara’s maternal grandparents are the late Patricia Goeser (Gazer) of Chicago and David and Louise Goeser of Mexico City, Mexico.
Clara’s school activities are numerous including being a member of Varsity Basketball, Varsity Track and Varsity Cheerleading squads. In five years of varsity basketball Woamck has earned 1st Team All District honors for the past 3 years, that included an Offensive MVP award and All-State honorable mention in 2019-2020. She is also a four year member of the Varsity Track Team where in 2018-19 she placed 3rd in Pole vault at the State Track Meet. Clara was named the Jackson Parish Hall of Fame’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2020, for Quitman High School.
Clara is also a member of Varsity Cheerleading, High School BETA and FCA. As a Beta member, Clara helps collect, organize and deliver food for needy families as part of the Annual Food Drive. As a member of the cheerleading squad, Clara and her teammates helped put Christmas lights up for the Town of Jonesboro.
Clara has maintained A Honor roll throughout high school. She has been awarded the Scholastic Academic Award every year since her 8th grade year and plans to major in Kinesiology at either LSU or Louisiana Tech before becoming a physical therapist.
Miss Merry Christmas – Madilynn Collins: “Maddie” is the daughter of JoAnna Chretien (Kratan) and Billy Collins. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Peggy Donaldson. She is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and is also a member of the youth group there. At Quitman she has been a member of 4-H, FFA, FCA, and on the yearbook committee. Maddie is certified in Microsoft; scored a Gold on Work Keys; and is an honor roll student. She has helped distribute food and water to her community during COVID. n her free time Maddie loves playing golf, hunting, fishing, and playing with her dog Pepper. After graduation, she plans to attend Delta Community College and pursue a career as a RADTECH.
Senior Class Maid – Grace Sharplin: The member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church is the daughter of Thomas Leon Sharplin and Jane Rollinson Sharplin. Her grandparents are Lena Gayle Johns Dillon and the late Marie Thornton Rollinson.
Her school activities include being a member of the High School BETA Club, Student Council, FBLA, 4-H, and Varsity Track and Cross Country Teams. She was named MVP for the QHS Track Team and was awarded the honor of Jackson Parish 12th Grade Student of the Year. Grace serves as the President of the Jackson Parish Junior Leader’s Club and serves on the Louisiana 4-H Food & Fitness State Board. She is the recipient of the Masonic Honesty & Integrity Award and was the 4-H State Champion in Equine Demonstration and Dressage, Jr. Division.
Grace volunteers at the OWL Center, assisting individuals with disabilities in equine therapeutic activities. Her hobbies include photography, archery, running, and yoga. Grace is passionate about all things equestrian.
He plans are to attend Louisiana Tech University and major in Agricultural Business and Equine Science. After, she plans to pursue a career in the equine industry. Her dream is to one day be considered for the U.S. Dressage Olympic Team.
Senior Class Maid – Jayda Narron: Jayda is the daughter of Megan Moffett and Ricky Naron, Jr. Her maternal grandparents are Chris and Barbara Moffett of Texas. Ricky Naron, Sr. of Weston and Dana Naron of West Monroe are her paternal grandparents.
Naron is a member of Life Church in Ruston. Her school activities include being a member of the BETA Club, FCA and four year member of Quitman High School Softball Team where she was a part of the 2018 Softball District 1B Champions. She was also a member of the 2015 National Cheerleading Championship squad and a 2017 All-American Cheerleader. In 2017 Naron was nominated for the OWL Leadership program and maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA leading her to receiving the Scholastic Academic Award every year since her eighth grade year.
Jayda’s community service includes helping with the BETA Club Christmas food drive and she spends time volunteering at His Hands in Ministries in Jonesboro during the summer. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, sleeping, watching netflix, making tiktoks, and playing softball. Jayda plans to major in Pre-Dentistry at LSU and then attend LSU Dental School to become a Dentist.
Senior Class Maid – Grace Marie Robinson: Grace is the daughter of Michael Robinson and Christy Peterson and the granddaughter of Glenn and Peggy Robinson and Johnny and Jeanie Davis. She is a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
Robinson is captain of the 2020-21 Quitman Varsity Cheerleading squad that she has been a member of since the sixth grade. In that time she has been a part of the 2015 National Cheerleading Championship squad, 3 time World Championship Runner-Up and 3 time State Champion. She has also been named All-American four times and won several individual awards including the Quitman Cheerleading Powerhouse Award and Scholastic Athletic Award.
Additional activities are participating in the Sunshine Festival, Quitman’s Fall Festival and Christmas Caroling at Forest Haven Nursing Home. This year Grace and the Cheerleading Squad helped put lights up in downtown Jonesboro. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and watch netflix.
Grace plans to attend Louisiana Tech and get a Degree in Business.
Junior Class Maid – Lainey Herman: Lainey is the daughter of Rachel Ketchens and Joshua Herman and the granddaughter of the late, Larry Dale Ketchens, Pam Ketchens, and Jeff Fullerton. She attends Life Church where she is a member of the Limitless youth group.
Her school activities include being a member of the Beta Club, FCA, and FBLA. Lainey is an AR Millionaire, has been on A Honor Roll and is Greenhand certified in FFA. She participates in the annual Toys for Tots, Teen Challenge, and the school food drive. Lainey enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and family, listening to music, and playing with her dog. After graduation she plans to go to Louisiana Tech and major in psychology or child development.
Junior Class Maid – Faith Odom: The daughter of Cherie and James Odom, is also the paternal granddaughter of Norma Odom and Gary Odom and maternal granddaughter Denise Simmons and Frank Matthews. Faith is a member of the First Baptist Church of Ruston where she is a volunteer with the Christmas Beta Food Drive, and Helping Hands Ministry as well as being a member of the youth group there.
She is involved with the Beta Club, Student Council, FCA, and the Quitman Varsity Cross Country and Track teams. Faith has been on the Principal’s List, was nominated for OWL Leadership in the 7th grade, and was named the Cross Country’s team Most Valuable Performer. In her spare time, Faith enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, and watching Netflix. Faith plans to major in Nursing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner.
Sophomore Class Maid – Bethany Leach: Bethany is the daughter of Kyle and Tish Leach. She is the granddaughter of Glen and the late, Patricia Johnson and Robert and the late, Connie Leach. She is a member of Friendship Baptist Church and is also involved with the youth group there.
Her school activities include playing on the Lady Wolverine’s Varsity Basketball Team, Varsity Track Team, member of the Beta Club, Student Council, and FFA. Bethany has been named Track MVP, 1st Team All-District Basketball 2 years in a row, placed 3rd in the long jump at the State Track Meet and was a member of the Cross-Country state championship team.
She has participated in Operation Christmas Child, Vacation Bible School, and the school food drive. Bethany loves hanging out with friends and family, hunting, fishing, playing with her dogs and riding the golf cart with her cousins. Bethany plans to attend Louisiana Tech and major in Physical Therapy.
Sophomore Class Maid – Grace Morrison: Grace is the daughter of Sarah Snipe and Justin Snipe the granddaughter of Mona and Grigg Chandler and Theresa Snipe and the late Raymond Snipe. She attends the First Baptist Church of Ruston.
Grace’s school activities include being a member of the Beta club, Gifted and Talented Music, and FFA. She has been on the Principal’s List and Honor Roll and helped with cheer camps for younger kids.She loves spending time with her family and boyfriend, and taking her dog on walks. After graduation, she plans to attend college at Louisiana Tech to become an English Teacher.
Freshman Class Maid: A’llohna Gray: “AJ” as she is known, is the daughter of Cyrome Watkins and Shaundra Gray. A’llohna is the granddaughter of Melba Crain Gray and the late Lonnie Buddy Gray and the late Debra Jackson and Alton Watkins. She is a member of Sandhill Baptist Church and the youth group, Alpha Kappa Alpha Precious Pearls.
Her school activities include being a member of the Varsity basketball and Track teams, a member of the Beta club, and the Robotics Club. She has been on the Principal’s List and been an Honor Student since 1st grade.
A’llohna enjoys helping with errands for elderly neighbors and gathering food and clothing donations. Her hobbies are playing basketball, baking sweets, sewing, reading and going to the Watkins Family trail rides.
After graduation, A’llohna plans to attend the university of her choice majoring in Pre-Med or Pre-Law and eventually becoming either a doctor a lawyer.
Freshman Class Maid – Maddie Grace Giddens: The daughter of Tara and Billy Carter of Quitman and John-David and Jennifer Giddens of Ruston is also the granddaughter of Paul and Susan Sisson of Monroe. She attends both Sweetwater Baptist Church in Quitman and Calvary Baptist Church in Ruston where she is involved in their youth groups.
Maddie Grace is a four-year Quitman High School Cheerleader and was part of the Regional and State Championship Competition Team. She is also is a member of Quitman’s Varsity Cross Country and Track Teams where she takes part in Hurdles, Relays, and other running events. Maddie Grace was the Creed Speaker in the District and Area FFA Competition this year. She is a member of the Quitman High School Senior Beta Club and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Outside of school Maddie Grace enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, doing hair and makeup, and going to the Dairy Queen with friends. Her future plans include attending college close to home – possibly LA Tech or ULM to pursue a degree in the Medical Field. BUT … if that doesn’t work out, Beauty School is always an option.