BY LEANN DILBECK –
Joining Queen Jami was Maid of Honor, Jacquelyn Johnson. She is the daughter of Randy and DeDe Myers and Jeff and Dena Johnson. This is her second year on the homecoming court. She is a member of FCS and FCA. Jacquelyn participates in Basketball and track. 2011-2012 She won district for Jr. and Sr. high track and she placed 8th overall in the 400 meter at state. Jacquelyn was all-district honorable mention sophomore year in basketball and all district her junior year. She participated with the team for District runner up and conference runner up in 2013 and she was named Best offensive player two years in a row for 2013 and 2014. She plays for the traveling team the “Mena Shock”. Her classmates voted her Who’s Who Most Likely to Play for the Pros.
Senior maid Carissa Gordon is the daughter of Chris and Julie Gordon. This is her first year as a part of the homecoming court. She has received her academic letter and 2 gold bars. She is a member of NHS, FCCLA where she placed first at District 6 star events. She is an executive member for Bearcats for a Cure and a 6 year participant of Relay for Life of Polk County. She is a member of ETS, FCS, Mena Gifted and Talented program, and the Vice–President of the Student Council. Carisssa qualified for state doubles in Tennis. She attended the Arkansas Rural Electric Cooperatives Washington DC youth tour. She also attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp and graduated from the Mena Regional Health Systems MASH Camp. Carissa represents the senior class as Who’s Who Most Likely to Brighten Someone’s Day, Most Memorable and Favorite Girl.
Senior maid Emali Bilderbeck is the daughter of Roy and Sandy Bilderbeck. This is her first year on the homecoming court. She is a member of NHS and JAG. She is serving her fourth consecutive year in FFA and Student Council serving as FFA Reporter and Student Council President. She holds an Academic letter with 2 bars. She has been a member of the Bearcat band for 4 years and serves as Drum Major this year. Emali made percussion all region in 2014. She has also played 4 years on the Ladycat soccer team which made all conference honorable mention in 2013 and all-state in 2014. She competed with two state winning Career Development Event teams and competed in Agriculture communications at the FFA National level. Emali has been selected by her classmates as Senior class president.
Junior maid Brooke Hines is the daughter of Robby and Sherri Hines. This is her third year on the homecoming court. She participates as a Ladycat in volleyball and Basketball and was a member of the 2011, 2012, and 2013 district championship teams. Brooke was also on the 20B state runner up volleyball team that received all-district first place team. She is a member of FCS, FBLA, FCCLA, FCA and the Bearcat Foundation. She was the freshman class president and was co-vice President of the sophomore class. Brooke was selected by her peers for 3 consecutive years to represent them on Mena’s Student Council and as class favorite girl. Brooke is the student council secretary and FBLA treasurer for this year.
Junior maid Keeley Jones is the daughter of Leslie Jones and the late Chris Jones. This is her third year on the homecoming court. Keeley is the team captain of the Bearcat Relay for Life team. Keeley was awarded youth high fund raiser in Polk County along with her sister Marley. She is a NCA All-American Cheerleader and will have the privilege of cheering at the Disney World Christmas parade. This is Keeley’s third year on the homecoming court. This is her first year as a MHS Cheerleader. She participates as a Ladycat in volleyball for the 4th year and was a member of the 2011 district championship teams. This is Keeley’s 5th year on the basketball team. She won Jr. High and Senior High district in Pole Vaulting and competed in state as a freshman. She also has participated in track, swim team, and livestock showing. Keeley is a member of FFA, FCA, FBLA and represented her class on student council her freshman year.
Sophomore maid Marley Jones is the daughter of Leslie Jones and the late Chris Jones. This is Marley’s second year on the homecoming court. She participates on the Bearcat Relay for Life team. Marley was awarded youth high fund raiser in Polk County along with her sister Keeley. She is a member of FFA and FCS. She received her academic letter for freshman year. Marley has been a member of student council for freshman and sophomore years. She is the sophomore class favorite girl. She participates as a Ladycat in basketball. She is a NCA All-American Cheerleader and will have the privilege of cheering at the Disney World Christmas parade. Marley’s other activities include being a member of swim team and showing livestock.
Sophomore maid Callie Cox is the daughter of DJ and Melissa Taylor and Billy Cox Jr. This is Callie’s first year on the homecoming court. She is a member of FCS and Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. Callie enjoys assisting her grandparents at the Ouachita Equine Clinic doing surgeries on animals, answering the phone, filing paperwork and loving on all the animals that come through the doors. Callie’s hobbies include ATV riding, horseback riding, hunting and spending time with family.
Freshman Maid Mackenzie Martin is the daughter of Erick and Charmaine Martin. She has been selected by her peers for the honor of representing them on the homecoming court. She is a member of FCS and on the Relay for Life Team. She is a member of the Junior Ladycat volleyball and basketball teams.
Freshman maid Madison Maddox is the daughter of John and Mandy Maddox. She has been selected by her peers for the honor of representing them on the homecoming court. She is a member of student council, FCCLA, FCS, and a member of the Relay for Life team. She is the freshman class Favorite Girl. She is a member of the Junior Ladycat volleyball and basketball teams, she is involved in the Mena Gifted and Talented program.
The undefeated Bearcats stormed the field and continued their season-long domination. Mena’s ‘Cardiac Cats’, as they’ve been dubbed by Head Coach Tim Harper, delivered a 42-14 Homecoming victory and another conference win under the reign of the 2014 Homecoming Court. A total of 21 of those 42 points were scored by the defense.
The Bearcats are now 6-0 for the season and 3-0 in conference play.
The weather continued to be an issue and officials were forced to call another lightning delay during the 2nd quarter.
The Pulse was honored to have legendary Coach Randall Whorton host their live broadcast. He joined Clint Montgomery and guest host Shane Torix. A full archive video of the entire broadcast is available.HOMECOMING BEARCAT VS. BAUXITE VIDEO