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Atlanta Homecoming 2012

Left: 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

Alan 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.

Alana 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 performance emphasis.

Brittany 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.

Cache 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.

Chris 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.

Everett 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.

IImani 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 Program.

Lavante 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 life.

Nicholas 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.

Toni 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 fashion merchandising.

Left: Art Club students decorate the entrance to the stadium Wednesday in preparation for the big game. (photo by Elandria Steger)


Left: 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.

Left: 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 Jones)

Left: Ag and FFA students work on balloon arches for the homecoming tailgate party and festivities. (photo by Megan Booth)



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