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Bryan County High School crowns 2021 homecoming queen
Kyndle Brown
Bryan County Homecoming Queen Kyndle Brown (center) with brother-in-law Zachary Jackson (left) and niece Shallyn Ortner wait as last year's HC queen Dorian Stokes approaches to crown her. - photo by Mike Brown

PEMBROKE, GA -- A choice had to be made and it had to be a difficult one for those who selected this year’s Homecoming Queen at Bryan County High School. 

Out of a field of six outstanding young ladies the winner was senior Kyndle Brown who was crowned by last year’s queen, Dorian Stokes, who came home for the occasion from New York City where she is a freshman at the American Musical Dramatic Academy. 

Brown, the daughter of Pamela Brown, said she plans to attend college to become a dental hygienist. 

She said among Her favorite activities is encouraging her peers, cheer, going to work, playing with her dog and spending time with her family. 

She was escorted by her brother-in-law, Zachary Jackson, and her niece, Shallyn Ortner. 

Other members of the homecoming court were: Sazionna Anderson who is the daughter of James Campbell and Candace Anderson who escorted her. 

Her goal, when she is not hanging out with her friends and shopping, is to attend Ogeechee Tech with the goal of becoming a police officer. 

Courtney Neumans, a senior like Brown and Anderson, is the daughter of D.J. and Samantha Neumans and she was escorted by her father. 

Active in BETA, Student Council and FCCLA she plans to attend Georgia Southern and eventually hopes to become a pediatric nurse on the surgical unit. 

The junior class representative was Raina Covington who is the daughter of Randy and Pamela Covington. She was escorted by Jacob Anderson. 

Raina is active in cheer, SADD, soccer, and tennis. 

She wants to go to college for theater arts and possibly the Secret Service or go to the New York Film Academy and major in comedic films. 

Haylie Carter, the daughter of Lee Jackson and Summer Reidy, represented the sophomore class and was escorted by her mother. 

A cheerleader, Haylie plans to attend Georgia Southern and get a degree in occupational therapy. 

Freshman Baleigh Thurston, the daughter of Shannon Thurston and Melissa Thurston-Sauls, was escorted by her mother. 

A member of the Redskins volleyball team among numerous activities Baleigh stated she plans to get her cosmetology degree and open her own salon. 

Stokes, an honor graduate last spring, got a warm reception from the large crowd, and she readily admitted she is proud of her school and hometown. 

Despite her small-town upbringing one of the largest cities in the world has not intimidated her. 

“New York City is a lot different than here,” Stokes said, “But I love it!” 

She was escorted by her mother, Jennifer Carr, and grandmother, Luann Mears. 

Stokes is studying to receive her bachelor’s degree in performing arts with a focus in acting. 

She has already acted in two movies and plans to move to Los Angeles next October to continue studying and auditioning. 

“I am so thankful for my Redskin tribe here at BCHS and I hope to continue to make this family proud from around the world,” Stokes said. “I will never forget my home and I can’t wait to put Pembroke, Ga., on the map someday.”

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