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Juneteenth Cultural Pageant winners crowned

The African American Cultural Society crowned  the following individuals during its annual Cultural Pageant on Tuesday, June 16, at the Bob Bowers Civic Center:

Jordyn Yates, prek at Adams Elementary, daughter of Ragayle and Walter Yates was crowned Little Miss Juneteenth.  She enjoys dancing, hula hooping, jumping rope and playing basketball.

Kaitlin Newcost, student at Lincoln Middle, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Newcost III was crowned Junior Miss Juneteenth.  She is a member of STEMS, GT-TAME, band and NAACP.  She enjoys artwork, painting, going to the beach and to the mall.

Brooke Bernard, student at Memorial, daughter of Bernard and Mark Bernard was crowned Miss Juneteenth 2015.  She is a member of National Honor Society, Ladies of Memorial, Delta GEMS, Students Council, Flames Drill Team and Memorial Choir.  Brooke enjoys reading, shopping and volunteering with community service organizations.

William Ntsoane, student at PNG, son of Mr. & Mrs. Elias Ntsoane was crowned Mr. Juneteenth — first time ever in the history of the African American Cultural Society.  He is a member of DECA, Key Club and Student Council.  William enjoys cycling, swimming, reading viewing movies, listening to music and relaxing with friends.

Also, the African American Cultural Society crowned Mrs. Janet Rideaux as its honorary queen for 2015.  She has aided the organization in various capacities and served as a donor for several years.

Brooke Bernard

Brooke Bernard

Kaitlin Newcost

Kaitlin Newcost

William Ntsoane

William Ntsoane

Janet Rideaux

Janet Rideaux

Jordyn Yates

Jordyn Yates