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Alexander athletes honored at banquet

Black and gold balloons were tethered to the banquet tables atthe Lincoln County Multi-Use Facility Tuesday night as AlexanderJunior High School’s athletes were honored. The event was sponsoredby the Alexander Booster Club. A large crowd enjoyed a deliciousmeal catered by Broma’s.

Receiving Most Valuable Player awards were Semmie Smith ineighth grade football and boys track, Marquis Hayes in seventhgrade football, Courtney Crossley in girls track, Sarah Ayers inseventh grade girls basketball, Kearra Collins in eighth gradegirls basketball, Tyler Thames in seventh grade cheerleading andMelicia Beasley in eighth grade cheerleading.

AJH Booster Club president Dennis Valentine welcomed the largecrowd. Valentine said he hopes the banquet will become an annualaffair.

Francis Henderson serves as Booster Club vice president. LeahAnne Peavey is secretary. Cathy Halliwell and Stephanie Harveyserve as treasurers.

AJH principal Johnny Waller provided the invocation. AJHassistant principal Rob McCreary gave the benediction.

Coach Tabitha Lowery presented the girls basketball and girlstrack awards. Jesse Terrell was in charge of the boys trackteam.

Coaches Dustin Lott and Dwayne Oberschmidt presented thebaseball awards. Boys basketball awards were presented by CoachesJeff King and Byron Catchings.

Cheerleader sponsors Pam Davis and Dorothy Quinn recognizedtheir squad and presented awards.

Coach Brad Bland presented the football awards. Also coachingthe Panthers were Terrell, Willie Gayten and Alonzo Harris.