Picayune students elected Mr. and Miss PRCC; two local students chosen favorites
POPLARVILLE - Two Picayune students will be featured in Pearl River Community College’s 2018 Wildcat year disk as Mr. and Miss PRCC.
Lucas Williams and Marella Failla were elected by fellow students.
Class favorites on the Poplarville campus are sophomores Olivia Conley of Gulfport and Stanton Ladner of Necaise and freshmen Addison Smith of Poplarville and Trenton Lee of Picayune.
Class favorites elected by fellow students at Pearl River Community College are, seated from left, Forrest County Center freshman class favorite Alexandria Raven Sterling of Oak Grove, Miss PRCC Marella Failla of Picayune, Poplarville sophomore class favorite Olivia Conley of Gulfport; standing, Forrest County Center sophomore class favorite Cody Hudson of Oak Grove, Hancock Center freshman class favorites Gavin Cuevas and Shaniya Jarreau, both of Bay St. Louis; Mr. PRCC Lucas Williams of Picayune, Hancock Center sophomore class favorites Haley Roberts of Gulfport and Nicholas Breland of Slidell, La.; Poplarville sophomore class favorite Stanton Ladner of Necaise and Forrest County Center freshman class favorite Thaddeus Barncastle. Not pictured are Forrest County Center sophomore class favorite Rosheda Harrington, Poplarville campus freshman class favorites Addison Smith of Poplarville and Trenton Lee of Picayune. PRCC Public Relations photo
Forrest County Center favorites are sophomores Rosheda Harrington of Hattiesburg and Cody Hudson of Oak Grove and freshmen Alexandria Raven Sterling of Oak Grove and Thaddeus Barncastle of Hattiesburg.
Hancock Center class favorites are sophomores Haley Roberts of Gulfport and Nicholas Breland of Slidell, La., and freshmen Shaniya Jarreau and Gavin Cuevas, both of Bay St. Louis.
Williams, 20, is the son of Lisa Lymuel and a graduate of Picayune Memorial High School. He is a member of The Voices ensemble, PRCC Singers choir and the Student Government Association and plays the lead role of Huck in PRCC’s musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
He plans to study clinical psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Failla, the 21-year-old daughter of David and Cindy Failla, graduated from Mother of Divine Grace. She is president of the Iota Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the Student Government Association and the STEM Club and a member of the Dr. William A. Lewis Honors Institute and the Student Alumni Association. She was second alternate in the 2018 Miss PRCC Wildcat pageant and the winner of the 2017 PRCC Talent Show.
A mechanical engineering major, she plans to attend Mississippi State University.
Conley, 19, is the daughter of Linda and Howard Conley. She plays flute in the PRCC Wind Ensemble, was head drum major for the Spirit of the River marching band and a maid in the 2017 Homecoming court. She plans to study biochemistry at MSU.
Ladner, 20, is the son of Sherwin and Sissy Ladner. He is a member of the Honors Institute, PTK, STEM Club, SGA and the Student Alumni Association. He plans to study mechanical engineering at MSU.
The daughter of Tony and Angie Smith, Smith, 18, is a graduate of Picayune Memorial High School. She is a PRCC cheerleader, a member of the FCA Leadership Team and PTK and a Dean’s List scholar. She was a maid in the 2017 Homecoming court.
Lee, 18, also graduated from Picayune Memorial High School and is the son of Jill and Russell Lee. He is a pitcher and infielder on the Wildcat baseball team and a member of PTK.
Harrington, 35, is the single mother of three sons and two daughters ranging in age from 15 to 8. A graduate of South Jones High School, she is a member of the Science Club, Travel Club, History and Humanities Club and Computer Science Club and secretary of the Student Government Association. She intends to study forensics at USM.
Hudson, 23, is the son of Stacy Hudson and Stephen Hudson and a graduate of Oak Grove High School. An Honors Institute student, he is a member of PTK, Sigma Kappa Delta, Mu Alpha Theta and the History and Humanities Club. He is a President’s List scholar and hopes to transfer to Cornell University to study electrical engineering.
Sterling, the 19-year-old daughter of Shannon and Bobby Sterling, is a graduate of Oak Grove High School. She is president of the Social Sciences Club and a member of PTK and the Travel Club.
Barncastle, 20, is the son of Karen Y. Barncastle and a graduate of Hattiesburg High School. He is an officer in PTK and the Video Club and a member of the History and Humanities Club and the Social Sciences Club.
Roberts, 20, is the daughter of John and Gina Roberts and a graduate of Douglas County High School in Colorado. She has been involved in the St. Patrick’s Day party, trunk-or-treat, the Hancock County Food Pantry, the Halloween party and was a maid in the 2017 Homecoming Court. She plans to study funeral home directing at a university.
Breland, the 20-year-old son of Kenzi Breland and Travis Bath, is a graduate of Northshore High School. He is a member of PTK and enjoys botany exploration. He plans to study wildlife conservation and management.
Jarreau, 20, is the daughter of Kenja Jarreau of Atlanta, Ga. She is a graduate of Hancock High School.
Cuevas, 21, is the son of Krasinda Cuevas and is also a graduate of Hancock High School.