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Krewe of Ceres celebrates 50th anniversary with 2017 Charity Ball

The Krewe of Ceres is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the 2017 Charity Ball, to be held at the Lincoln Civic Center Feb. 18. For tickets, call Stacy Walker at 601-757-6141.

The following are the escorts for the 2017 Charity Ball:

Duncan McLaurin Bane

Duncan McLaurin Bane is the son of Adrienne Redd Guidry and Clint Eugene Bane III. He is the grandson of Mrs. Jody Redd and the late Jimmie Redd, the late Doris Bane and the late Clinton Eugene Bane Jr.

Bane is a graduate of Brookhaven Academy. He was a member of the 2015 football team.

Bane is a 2015 sophomore at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. His love for hunting and the outdoors has influenced him to further his academic endeavors and he will be attending Mississippi State University in the fall. He plans to pursue a degree in forestry. Bane is a member of the Ducks Unlimited Organization and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Bane attends Friendship Baptist Church. Bane’s father, Clint Bane, served on the court in 1979.

Kyle Scott Bateman Jr.

Kyle Scott Bateman Jr. is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Kyle Scott Bateman. He is the grandson of Mrs. Marion Van Cooley, the late Mr. Marion Van Cooley and Ret. Col. and Mrs. Thomas Scott Bateman.

Bateman is a 2015 special honors graduate of Brookhaven High School. He was a member and letterman of the varsity baseball team where he was All District for two years, won the Panther Award twice, Academic Award, Best Pitcher and team captain. He was a Mississippi Scholar, member of the National Honor Society and president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was founder and president of Red Nation, served as homecoming escort for four years, and his senior year was voted Most School Spirit and a Beau.

Bateman is currently a sophomore at Mississippi State University majoring in biomedical engineering. He is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He has served as recruiting chairman and is the current philanthropy chairman. He is a member of the Maroon VIP Tour Services and acts as an Athletic Ambassador to assist with game day recruiting.

Bateman attends First Baptist Church in Brookhaven. His mother served as a maid on the court in 1979.

Jacob Tisdale Bozeman

Jacob Tisdale Bozeman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Bozeman. He is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. Carl Bozeman and the late Mr. and Mrs. Woody Tisdale.

Bozeman is a 2015 Brookhaven High School graduate. He was a member and letterman of the varsity tennis and soccer teams. He was the recipient of the tennis Heart of a Champion award and Best Defensive Player award in soccer his senior year. Bozeman was inducted into the 2015 BHS Sports Hall of Fame. He was selected as a member of the 2015 Clarion Ledger Best of Mississippi Preps tennis Second Team All-State. He was a member of the BHS mock trial team. During high school, Bozeman served on a mission team to Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Bozeman is currently a sophomore at Jones County Junior College on a tennis scholarship where he is a member of the Bobcats tennis team. He is majoring in nursing.

Bozeman attends Easthaven Baptist Church.

Caleb Burnell Brown

Caleb Burnell Brown is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Winky Brown. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Brown, Mrs. Patricia Thomas and the late Carlos Borden. He is the great grandson of Mr. Burnell Brown.

Brown is a 2015 graduate of Brookhaven Academy. He was a Mississippi Scholar and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was elected Class Favorite, Most Athletic, Most Outstanding, and his senior year was voted Mr. Brookhaven Academy. Brown served as class treasurer and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was on the varsity football and basketball teams, winning District, South State and a State Championship. His sophomore year he received the MAIS All District Honorable Mention Wide Receiver Award. During his junior and senior years he received Most Valuable Player Skills and MAIS All District First Team Wide Receiver. He was also on the varsity basketball team where he received MAIS All District. 

Caleb was awarded an academic scholarship to Copiah-Lincoln Community College and the Johnnie E. and Pauline H. Wells Scholarship. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Mississippi majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Caleb attends New Sight Baptist Church.

Matthew Kevin Byrd

Matthew “Matt” Kevin Byrd is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Byrd. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Felder and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Byrd.

Byrd is a 2015 honor graduate of Brookhaven Academy. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Science Honor Society and a Mississippi Scholar.  He was a member of the 2012 state championship football team.  He completed dual-enrollment classes through Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He received an Academic Excellence Scholarship, ACT Scholarship, Larue Byrd Memorial Scholarship and the Swalm Brookhaven Scholarship from Mississippi State University.

Byrd is a sophomore at Mississippi State University majoring in forestry with concentration in forest management.  He is a member of the QDMA and the Forestry Club.  After graduation he plans to join his family at W. L. Byrd Lumber Company. 

Byrd attends Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  His older brother, Will,  served as an escort. 

William Connor Dorman

William Connor Dorman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Dorman. He is the grandson of Kenneth Britt, Gara Beasley, Sue Dorman and the late Robert William Dorman.

Dorman is a 2015 graduate of Brookhaven Academy. He was a member of the 2012 championship football team. In his junior year, he was awarded All-District running back. While in his senior year, he was awarded KDMC offensive player of the week, All-District and offensive Most Valuable Player. He was also awarded the Cougar Award in baseball. During his senior year he was voted “wittiest” by his peers.

Dorman is a sophomore at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and is on the Dean’s List. He plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall, majoring in business and computer programming.

Dorman attends First Baptist Church, Brookhaven.

Brye Farmer Foster

Brye Farmer Foster is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Foster. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fauver Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Foster.

Foster graduated from Brookhaven Academy. He was Valedictorian, a Mississippi Scholar, Star Student and named to the Hall of Fame. He was a member of The National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl Team, Old Capitol Bowl Team and Robotics Team. He was elected Most Likely to Succeed, Most Dependable and Most Courteous. Foster served as class treasurer his senior year. He was a member of the football, soccer and tennis teams.

Foster is currently a sophomore at the University of Mississippi majoring in chemistry. Foster is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and was on the Chancellor’s List his freshman year.

Foster attends Macedonia Baptist Church.

Robert Heath Hickman

Robert “Heath” Hickman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hickman. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Massengill, Mrs. James Hickman and the late Rev. James Hickman.

Hickman graduated from Brookhaven Academy in 2015. He was an honor student, a Mississippi Scholar and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Hickman played on the football and baseball teams. He was awarded The Daily Leader All-Area Most Valuable Quarterback, the Golden Helmet Award, KDMC player of the week, Brookhaven Academy’s offensive baseball MVP and received the Brookhaven Academy Cougar Award, which is the highest award given in Cougar Athletics.

Hickman is currently an honor student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. He plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall majoring in business.

Hickman attends First Baptist Church. His mother, Karen, and sister, Hannah, served as an aide to the court. His brother, Will, was an escort on the court.

Tucker Kees Nations

Tucker Keys Nations is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Pannell and Mr. and Mrs. Tate Nations. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Brent Durr Walker Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Keene.

Nations is a 2015 honor graduate of Brookhaven High School. He was class favorite his freshman year, won the band award his first three years, served as section leader of the drum line, and was a member of the BHS Wind Ensemble. He received the John Phillip Sousa Distinguished Band Member Award his senior year and was a member of the 2015 homecoming court. Nations received two academic scholarships, as well as a band scholarship from the University of Mississippi.

Nations is currently a Dean’s List sophomore at the University of Mississippi majoring in Music Education with an emphasis in Percussion. He is a member of the Lambda Xi chapter of  Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, as well as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. After graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in music education.

Tucker attends Central Baptist Church where in high school he played drums for the worship service. His mother, Kara Walker Pannell, served as aide to the court in 1985.

Clayton Alan Richardson

Clayton Alan Richardson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chet Richardson. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rushing, Janet Richardson and Ted Richardson.

Richardson is a 2015 honors graduate of Brookhaven High School where he was a Mississippi Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. Richardson competed in the quarterfinals of the Mississippi College Science Bowl Competition and was awarded the AP Chemistry and AP Calculus awards his senior year. He earned the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Swalm Scholarship to Mississippi State. He was an escort his junior and senior years for the BHS homecoming court and voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his peers.

Richardson is currently a sophomore at Mississippi State University majoring in Computer Science. He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery. 

Richardson attends First Baptist Church. His sister, Ashlee Richardson Phillips, served as a maid on the court in 2009.