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Junior Ambassadors promote Chamber of Commerce

The 2020 Junior Ambassadors will soon begin their duties as the Christmas season is kicked off by the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Serving as ambassadors to the business community, this group of young women work to make sure Chamber events go smoothly.

Twenty-six businesses across Brookhaven and Lincoln County will be open Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to start the season with new merchandise, holiday displays and decorated storefronts. This year’s theme is “Life is Sweet in Brookhaven! Have a Candy-Coated Christmas!”

“We have retailers of all kinds participating,” said Chamber representative Katie Nations. “There’ll be boutique clothing, interiors, gifts, shoes, sportswear, menswear, jewelry, you name it and our local merchants will wrap it up beautifully, ready to go under your tree.”

Each Junior Ambassador must be a ninth-grade student and reside in Lincoln County.

This is part one of a two-part feature.

Sarah Todd Adcock

Sarah Todd Adcock, of Brookhaven, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is the daughter of Todd and Jennifer Adcock.

Adcock is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is on the All-A Honor Roll, a Mississippi Scholar and a member of the Jr. National Honor Society. She is also a member of the BHS tennis team.

Adcock is an active member of First Baptist Church Brookhaven and its youth program.

Margaret “Meg” Louise Allbritton

Margaret “Meg” Louise Allbritton, of Brookhaven, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is the daughter of Bill and Mary Margaret Allbritton.

Allbritton is a member of Alexander Junior High Sounds of Success, BHS Vocational/Technical Center Culinary Arts program and was a dancer in the BHS homecoming production. She is also on the A-B Honor Roll.

Allbritton is a member of Faith Presbyterian Church where she is a Vacation Bible School volunteer.

Lucy Elaine Allen

Lucy Elaine Allen, of Brookhaven, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is the daughter of Will and Jenny Allen.

Allen is a member of the National Jr. Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was a dancer in the BHS homecoming production. She is also on the All-A Honor Roll.

Allen is a member of the BHS cheer and tennis teams. She was awarded Most School Spirit 2018-2019 and Quest Award 2018-2019.

She is a member of Faith Presbyterian Church’s youth group and Brookhaven Dance Academy’s competitive team.

Quinn Claire Boerner

Quinn Claire Boerner, of Brookhaven, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is the daughter of Brad and Lissa Boerner.

Burner is a member of National Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been a member of Duke TIP for two years, has been on the All-A Honor Roll since fifth grade and has won the Cross Country Scholarship Award for two years.

She is a member of the BHS cross country, track and soccer teams.

Burner has won the District Spelling Bee, District Math Competition (MCTM), Highest Language Average Award, Highest Science Average Award and Highest History Average Award.

She is a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.

Maryanna Agnus Boyte

Maryanna Agnus Boyte, of Brookhaven, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is the daughter of Kris Boyte and Lisa Breazeale.

Boyte is on the Honor Roll. She is a member of the BHS cheer, soccer and track teams.

She is a member of First Baptist Church Brookhaven’s youth group.

Ella Catherine Brown

Ella Catherine Brown, of Brookhaven, is a freshman at Brookhaven Academy. She is the daughter of Phillip Brown and Lacey Allen.

Brown is a member of the science and history clubs and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Brown is on the Honor Roll and is a member of Jr. Scholars. She was won the ACT Aspire 90 Percent Award and awards for highest average in science, reading, math, computer and English.

Brown is a member of the cheer, basketball and track teams. She was an All-American Cheerleader in eighth and ninth grades.

She is a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church’s youth program.

Anna Grace Buitt

Anna Grace Buitt, of Brookhaven, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is the daughter of Buster and Heather Buitt.

Built is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mock Trial Team and Red Nation Student Organization.

She has been on the All-A Honor Roll since first grade. She won highest average awards in Compacted Math seventh grade, Mississippi Studies eighth grade and American History eighth grade.

Built is a member of the cross country team, National Jr. Honor Society, a Mississippi Scholar and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team.

She is a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church’s youth ministry, CBBC youth leadership team, CBBC Judgement House volunteer and an FCA District 7 Banquet volunteer.

Aynslee Elizabeth Butler

Aynslee Elizabeth Butler, of Bogue Chitto, is a freshman at Bogue Chitto High School. She is the daughter of Jeff Butler and Nancy M. Butler.

Butler is a member of Senior Beta Club and Student Council. She has won highest average in several subjects, as well as Highest GPA. She has been named Student of the Month and is on the All-A Honor Roll. She has also been named Youth of the Month by Brookhaven Exchange Club.

She was a member of the Jr. High cheer team 2017-2019 and is a member of varsity cheer 2019-2020. She has been on the competitive cheer team since 2015.

Butler attended the Envision National Youth Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., summer 2019.