Atlanta Homecoming 2012
Claire Cook, 2010 Atlanta High School graduate was crowned
homecoming queen Saturday at Stephen F Austin State University.
Claire who is the daughter of Sharon & Pat Cook un Atlanta is
studying Hospitality Management.
Atlanta 2012 Homecoming Court
Michael Fonteneaux is the 18-year-old son of Dennis and Sonji Harris
and Joe and Cynthia Fonteneaux. He is the grandson of Ronnie and
Thelma Stiger and Joe and Joyce Fonteneaux. Fonteneaux attends
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church #1 and his activities include
football, four years; basketball, two years; track, two years;
baseball, two years; working with the Rabbit Ranch and Theatre, four
years, and working with Atlanta’s football camps. His hobbies
include working out, chilling in his room, playing video games,
hanging with family and friends, and joking around with his little
brother Noah. When he graduates, Fonteneaux plans to go to college
to study criminal justice. He wants to work with the National
Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) to encourage children that being
different is a blessing from God and it can be turned into an
advantage to help others.
Sikes is the 17-year-old daughter of Alan and Jonna Sikes. Her
grandparents are Wayne and Donna Sikes, Bob and Jimmie Burns, and
John and Nita Greene.
She is a member of First Baptist Church Queen City and activities
she participates in are High Five For Christ, FBC Queen City Worship
Band and Revolution Student Ministries, AHS band for four years,
color guard for four years, guard captain for one year, Four States
Honor Band, All Region Band, National Honor Society, Rabbit Ranch
volunteer, Key Club treasurer, senior class vice president, UIL
calculator regional qualifier for four years, and Superintendent
Scholar for one year.
In her spare time, she enjoys singing, reading, and spending time
with family and friends. Her future plans are to attend Belmont
University in Nashville, Tenn., to major in commercial music with a
Willis is the 17-year-old daughter of Chester and Tamisha Hamilton.
Her grandparents are Lenzell Willis, Charles Mathus, Chester
Hamilton and Mattie Ward.
She is a member of First Baptist Church on Allday Street and her
activities include band, DECA and National Honor Society. Her
hobbies include texting, talking on the phone, hanging with friends,
shopping, laughing and sleeping. In the future, Willis plans to
attend college and get accepted into physical therapy school. She
said she wants to get married and have three children - two of her
own and then adopt one. Also, she said if God says the same she will
marry a tall, handsome man and if Derrick Rose ever needs a physical
therapist by the time she receives her license she wants to be that
girl or woman.
Conatser is the 17-year-old daughter of Johnna Conatser and Matthew
Conatser. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Rejician and
Marguerite Conatser. Conatser is a member of Spring Lake Baptist
Church and her activities include varsity cheer, three years; AVID,
three years; track and basketball, girls manager; and working with
little girl cheer camps.
In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends,
shopping and spending money, babysitting Ace, fishing, riding four
wheelers, and going to the movies.
After graduation, Conatser plans to attend University of Central
Arkansas, become an athletic trainer for a college team, get married
and start a family.
Ibarra is the 17-year-old son of Carlos and Cristina Ibarra. He is a
member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church and his activities and
awards include All American in track and field; Texas state champ;
fourth at the Junior Olympics; school record holder in the 800m;
All-District Kicker; and has been the captain of the football,
soccer and track teams. Also, he has a 3.7 college GPA; is a member
of the academics awards each year; National Honor Society; and has
been a member of DECA, Student Council, Key Club, Spanish Club; and
Spirit Club. He currently serves as president of the Student
Council. Ibarra’s hobbies include running, playing the piano, racing
sprint cars, drawing, biking, singing badly, and hanging out with
friends. His future plans are to attend either Texas A&M, Oklahoma
State or University of Texas on a track scholarship, become a
national champion, compete in the 2016 Olympics, attend medical
school, and become an orthopedic surgeon. This summer, Ibarra said
he will defend his state title and compete in the PanAm games with
men 19 and under, representing Team USA.
Dickerson Jr. is the 17-year-old son of Juanita and Gary Coleman and
Everett Dickerson Sr.
His grandparents include Idirse Washington and the late Charles
Washington Sr., and Arstine Dickerson and the late J.C. Dickerson.
Dickerson is a member of Upon This Rock Church and his activities
include National Honor Society; Honor Roll, four years; has a 3.34
GPA; named class favorite his junior year; AHS leadership group;
singing in the church choir; football; basketball; track; and in his
junior year he was named All-District Safety, All-District Running
Back and special teams MVP. His hobbies include riding four
wheelers, swimming, and fishing. He also enjoys hanging with his
girlfriend, family and friends, going to church, and hanging with
his brothers and sisters. After high school, Dickerson plans to
attend Southern Methodist University to major and get his Masters
Degree in electrical engineering. Later in life, he plans to start a
family with his high school sweetheart.
MarKandra Starks is the 18-year-old daughter of Kemya and Renee’
Hicks. Her grandparents include the late A.D. and Oretha Coleman of
Atlanta, Florence Ratliff of Houston, Albert Starks and Alberta
Starks of Texarkana, Ark., and James Gray of Gary, Ind. She attends
The Gate Tabernacle in Texarkana, Ark., and participates in many
school activities and received several awards. Those activities and
awards include volleyball, four years; District 15-3A 2011-2012
Co-Newcomer of the Year; Texarkana Gazette 2011 All Area Volleyball
Team; volleyball team captain, four years; basketball, four years;
basketball team captain, two years; District 15-3A 2011-2012
Honorable Mention; track, three years; competing in track and acting
as manager for two years; DECA, three years; Student Council, three
years, serving as 2012-2013 treasurer; band, one year; National
Honor Society; Texas Scholar; and Atlanta High School Leadership
Nard is the 19-year-old grandson of Gloria Nard.
He is a member of Bible Deliverance Church and his activities
include soccer manager, football manager, basketball manager, FFA,
Running WJ Ranch rider, employed by Atlanta Primary School and
serves as Atlanta High School office aide two periods daily.
His hobbies include bowling, fishing, traveling, swimming, and
drawing. After graduating, Nard plans to get a good job and enjoy
Jordan Stiger is the 17-year-old son of Dennis and Sonji Harris and
Aundrell and Shon Allen.
His grandparents are Runnie and Thelma Stiger and Larry and Francis
Allen, and Delores.
He is a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church #1 and his
activities and awards include football, four years; First Team
All-District in football; Second Team North East Texas in football;
basketball, three years; track, one year; AVID, two years; DECA, two
years; and working with Atlanta’s football camps. Stiger’s hobbies
include going out, messing with his horse Fred, listening to music,
playing sports, hanging with his family, especially his little
brother Noah. His future plans include going to a four-year
university to become an athletic trainer.
Turpin is the 17-year-old daughter of Darlene Dudley and
stepdaughter of Jason Dudley.
She is the granddaughter of Ommer Akers and Lynn Akers. Turpin
attends Oakridge Missionary Baptist Church and her activities
include Key Club, cheerleading, track, Student Council, UIL poetry,
theater, and she was named National Cheerleaders Association
All-American. Her hobbies include shopping and swimming. After high
school, Turpin plans to attend University of Texas and major in
Art Club students decorate the entrance to the stadium Wednesday in
preparation for the big game. (photo by Elandria Steger)
The Elementary School held a tailgate party Oct. 5 with the high
school cheerleaders and football team participating. I do not know
the names of the students in the pictures but Mrs. Whatley may be
able to help.
Students lined up eagerly for a chance to dunk high school principal
Tim Lambert. Senior Maggie Huffman takes a few well aimed throws and
Mr. Lambert goes for a splash in the iced water. (photos by Rachel
Ag and FFA students work on balloon arches for the homecoming
tailgate party and festivities. (photo by Megan Booth)