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Sparks named Homecoming Queen
queen and court
Smithville Review/Reed Vanderpool The 2014 DCHS Homecoming Queen and her court are front row, from left, Senior Attendant Brooke Roller, Queen Kamien Sparks, Senior Attendant Loren Cripps. Back row, from left, Junior Attendant Kaylene Ferguson, Sophomore Attendant Alexis Bates, and Freshman Attendant Amelia Patterson.


Kamien Leshay Sparks has been named the 2014 Homecoming Queen at DeKalb County High School.


Sparks is a senior at DCHS, and the 17-year-old daughter of Jimmy and Tonyia Sparks of Smithville. She has played on the girls soccer team for three years, is a member of the Science Club and FBLA, where she has been an officer for two years.


Her Senior Attendants are 18-year-old Loren Jane Cripps and 17-year-old Brooke Danielle Roller.


Cripps is the daughter of Scott and Gena Cripps of Smithville. She is on the Lady Tigers basketball and softball teams. Cripps has been named Second Team District and District All-Tournament Team in softball, She was named to the District All Freshman Team, Third Team District twice, scored more than 1,000 points in her junior year, was Co- MVP, and All Upper Cumberland Third Team 2014 in basketball. She is also in the Beta Club, and is a member of the Smithville Church of Christ.


Roller is the daughter of Richard and Rose Roller of Smithville. She is a member of the HOSA and Literature Club, and has been a member of the DCHS Golf and Soccer Teams for two years. She was the Junior Attendant in 2013.


The Junior Attendant is 16-year-old Kaylene Marie Ferguson, daughter of Rickey and Diane Hale of Smithville. Ferguson is a DCHS basketball cheerleader and football manager. She has won the STAR Award for cheerleading, and is a member of the Smithville First Free Will Baptist Church Youth Group.


The Sophomore Attendant is Alexis Kay Bates, the 16-year-old daughter of Todd and Kathy Bates of Smithville. Bates is a member of the girls softball team, the Literature and Junior Beta Clubs, and a cheerleader. She was the eighth-grade Homecoming Queen at DMS, and was a Freshman Class Favorite. She was an All American nominee in ninth and tenth grade, and made the team in the tenth grade, and attends church services at the Gathering.


Amelia Patterson is the Freshman Attendant. She is the 15-year-old daughter of Adrian Patterson and April Odom of Smithville. She is a basketball cheerleader and won the Freshman Award at the UCA Cheerleading Camp, and is a member of the Baptist Tabernacle


Meanwhile, homecoming will be observed all week at DCHS, with Spirit Week activities will be held. The annual Homecoming Bonfire will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., and the Homecoming Dance will take place at 7:30 that night.


The Homecoming Parade will pass through town Friday afternoon around 1 p.m., and the Tiger Homecoming game against Macon County will kick off at 7 p.m. that night.