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Queen dreams: THS to select Homecoming Queen Friday night

Mary Beth Blasingame

Mary Beth Blasingame is the daughter of Ben and Janie Kate
Blasingame and the granddaughter of Bruce and Lora Blasingame and Mattie Claire McMillan and the late John William McMillan of Newton, Miss.

She is an active member of the Thomson First United Methodist Church, where she is involved in the youth group and Pathway Choir. She has been a member of Girl Scouts for 13 years and has earned the highest honor which is the gold award.

She has been a member of the Thomson High varsity softball team for four years and the soccer team for two years. She has been a member of FCA, HOSA, Spanish Club, prom committee and is a Senior Adopter.

After graduation she plans to attend a four-year university and major in sports management.

Annie Pearl Crawford

Annie Pearl Crawford is the daughter of Pamela and George Crawford. She is the sister of Roderick McGahee, Dexter and Cordaro Crawford.

She played JV basketball in her freshman year. She has been the treasurer of the Class of 2007 for the last two years. She has been a member of FBLA for three years. She has been a member of the Spanish Club for two years. She was a member of the Bulldog Brigade for two years. She was selected to be a Senior Adopter. She attends the Popular Spring Baptist Church. She sings in the sanctuary and Youth Choir. She is involved in the youth department at her school. She was a part of the Tobacco Coalition. She also was a facilitator for the Tobacco Coalition. She is a part of Girl Scout Troop No. 7801. She was the president and vice president of her Girl Scout troop.

Annie has many hobbies. She likes to sing in the choir at her church. Annie likes to go to church with her family and spend time with her friends. She loves to listen to music. She loves to play basketball. She enjoys spending time with her brothers, and she likes to cook. She is a positive example for younger children. She likes to be involved in school.

After high school, she plans to attend the University of South Carolina. She plans to major in international business and a minor in foreign language. She wants to have a career as a stockbroker.

Ashley Crawley

Ashley Crawley is the daughter of Kay Douglas and Jimmy Crawley.

Outside of school, she is active on the youth leadership team at Thomson Presbyterian Church. In school, she has been in French club for three years. She has served more than 100 hours of community service at the local hospital and Thomson Elementary through the Health Occupations program. She has been a member of VICA for two years, been involved in the productions of The Music Man and Guys and Dolls, and played on the Thomson High golf team for the past three years. After graduating, she plans to attend the University of Georgia, then the Medical College of Georgia, to pursue a career as a physician's assistant.

Lauren Ellison Foster

Lauren Ellison Foster is the daughter of Tommy and Ellen Foster of Thomson.

During her four years at Thomson High School, she has been involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Health Occupation Students of America, Student Council, Spanish Club and was inducted in to Beta Club her sophomore year. As a junior, she was elected as the class secretary and currently serves as Student Council co-president for the 2006-2007 school year. She was also selected by the faculty to represent Thomson High as a Senior Adopter. This year, Lauren is an apprentice at Moye Pharmacy and currently works there after school.

Lauren is a member of Thomson First United Methodist Church and is very active in the youth program. During her sophomore and junior years, she was chosen to participate in Social Inc.'s Cotillion Club.

Lauren plans to attend Clemson University and major in foreign language and international health. She hopes to pursue a career as a medical translator and also work in a school setting as an ESOL educator.

Ashlie Inglett

Ashlie Inglett is the daughter of James "Jim" Inglett of Grovetown and Gitti and Billy Gay of Dearing.

She has been a member of Student Council for four years, FFA for four years, a member of JV and varsity softball for two years and a Health Occupation student for two years. She was named Miss Freshman in the Miss Thomson High School Pageant and currently is the Apprenticeship Program.

Ashlie volunteers at the Health Department and at a daycare center through the Health Occupation Clinical. She also gave blood to American Red Cross at Thomson High for the Katrina Relief Program.

After graduation, she plans to continue her education by pursuing a career in the medical field.

Ci'Andrea Jena' Ivery

Ci'Andrea Jena' Ivery, also known as Ceci, is the daughter of Calvin and Gloria Ivery. She has lived in Thomson all of her life.

Her hobbies include shopping, bowling, traveling, being with family and meeting new people. Ci'Andrea is currently an officer in FBLA, co-captain of the varsity cheerleaders, co-editor of The Bulldog Bark and president of her senior class. During her matriculation at THS, Ci'Andrea has also been involved in Beta Club, French Club, Bulldog Bark staff, track, varsity cheerleading for four years and president of her class for three years. Ivery's honors include Student of the Month, Miss Freshman, participant of SACS Committee, Who's Who Among American High School Students, SEEP participant and National Honor Roll.

Outside of school, Ci'Andrea is an active member of Springfield Baptist Church, where she serves on the Youth Usher Ministry and is a member of the youth dance group. Ivery is also employed at Ivery's Restaurant and the District Attorney's office.

After high school, Ci'Andrea plans to attend Spelman College in Atlanta to be a biology/pre-med major. At Spelman, she would like to obtain a bachelor of science degree and finish pursuing her education at the Medical College of Georgia. Upon completion of graduate school, Ivery wants to carry out her dreams of becoming a forensic pathologist.

Kaitlin Nicole McNeal

Kaitlin Nicole McNeal is the daughter of Teresa McNeal-O'Neill and stepdaughter of Con O'Neill. She has two brothers, Zach and Connor, and one sister, Grace. Katie has been a resident of Dearing most of her life.

She is an active member of Queen of Angels Church where she participates as a teaching assistant in the first grade Sunday school class. She has been a member of the varsity cheerleading team all four years of her high school career, and this year she is currently the captain. She has also made the cheerleading all-star team for UCA her ninth, 11th and 12 grade years. Katie enjoys memberships in several clubs. She was inducted into Beta Club in the ninth grade and currently is part of the top 10 percent of her senior class. She has also participated in Spanish Club (10th and 11th), FBLA (11th), Student Council (ninth and 12th), Prom Committee (11th), HOSA (10th, 11th-serving as vice president, and 12th) and Senior Adopter (12th). She was recently elected to be the vice president of the senior class. Katie enjoys writing poetry and one of her poems has been selected to be published in numerous teen poetry books. She also participates on the Thomson Competitive Bulldog team where she is a cheerleader and also coaches the Peewee and Jr. Gold team and helps coach gymnastics. Katie has been nominated for Who's Who among American High School Students, National Youth Leadership and Congressional Student Leadership Conference. She also performed in the first annual Miss Mayfest Pageant and was announced as Miss Mayfest. Katie enjoys helping raise money for and attending Relay for Life events and served as the student chairperson for the Thomson High team.

Katie plans on attending the University of Georgia next fall where she is considering a major in the medical field as a pediatrician.

Lindsey Marie Murphey

Lindsey Marie Murphey is the daughter of Terry and Brenda Murphey of Dearing.

While at Thomson High School, Lindsey has participated in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chorus, two years of track, three years of Spanish Club, secretary of Skills USA, and has worked on the Archive staff for two years and is currently an editor. She is an apprenticeship student at Maxwell Elementary where she works with two third grade teachers.

Lindsey attends Fort Creek Baptist Church and is an active member of the youth group.

Lindsey's plans succeeding high school include attending the University of Georgia or Valdosta State University and pursuing a degree in speech pathology.

Bryanna Dell Pilgrim

Bryanna Dell Pilgrim is currently a senior at Thomson High School. She is the daughter of Rev. Larron Pilgrim and Mrs. Susan Pilgrim.

At school, she likes to stay involved in as many activities as possible. For the past four years, she has been on the Flag Corps for the Bulldog Brigade and in the high school concert band. She has also been in many clubs, such as vice president of Spanish Club, sophomore class treasurer, HOSA, FCA, FBLA, Beta Club, Bulldogs Against Destructive Decisions, a Senior Adopter and she works at Dearing Elementary through the Apprenticeship Program. For the past two years at Thomson High, she has been a member of Who's Who among American High School Students. In her junior year, she became a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. She was also involved in the Miss Thomson High Pageants her freshman and sophomore years, earning Miss Photogenic both years. She is a member of Union Baptist Church where she has been active in her church youth group, and currently she teaches a preschool class.

Her hobbies include drawing, painting, twirling flag and baton, playing and listening to music, writing poetry, swimming, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Her plans after graduation are furthering her education by attending Augusta State University where she would like to obtain a minor in early childhood education and a major in special education. She would like to come back to the McDuffie County School System and begin her successful career as a special education teacher.

Sara Rebecca Thigpen

Sara Rebecca Thigpen is the daughter of Dwight Thigpen and the late Robin Thigpen of Thomson. She is also the younger sister of Wade Thigpen.

During her four years at Thomson High School, she has been involved in the Spanish Club, prom committee and has also been a part of the cross-country team her junior and senior years. Sara has also received awards for Student of the Month and outstanding student for her nutrition and wellness class. This year she was chosen by her teachers to serve as a Senior Adopter for the 2006-2007 school year.

Sara is a member of the First Baptist Church of Thomson, where she is very involved in their summer Bible school program. Outside of school, she has been involved with local charities such as the Relay for Life and the Depot Dash.

After graduation, Sara hopes to attend Georgia College and State University where she will major in pre-med. She then hopes to attend medical college to become a doctor.

Web posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006

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