Paris Junior College sophomores Zach Norris and Rachael Gray were named Mr. & Miss PJC 2020 during halftime of the men’s basketball game in the Hunt Center against Kilgore College.
Faculty and staff nominate students for this honor. The students must be graduating sophomores taking a minimum of 12 semester hours with at least a 2.75 GPA.
Rachael Gray, the daughter of Chip and Tracie Gray, is a 2018 graduate of Heritage High School in Midlothian. She is a member of PTK and the Student Government Association (SGA), as well as a two-year member of the PJC softball team. After PJC, she plans to attend university to become a clinical psychologist and continue playing softball.
Zach Norris is the son of David and Jolita Norris. He is a 2018 graduate of Paris H.S. and is a member of the PJC baseball team and PTK. He plans to attend the University of Texas – Arlington to continue his baseball career while pursuing a degree in exercise science to become a physical therapist.
Other nominees for Mr. & Miss PJC included:
Emily Nance, the daughter of James and Annabell Nance, is a 2018 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. She is a member of PTK and the vice president of the National Technical Honor Society. She plans to become a dental hygienist.
Sydnee Hawkins, the daughter of John and Susan Mooney and Aaron Hawkins, is a 2017 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. She is a Sophomore Representative with SGA, Officer of Service with PTK, member of Delta Psi Omega (drama honor society) and sang during both the spring and fall 2019 graduation ceremonies at PJC. She will graduate in May with degrees in music and drama and will audition for several universities for music/theater with future plans to be an actress/singer.
Chyna Bell, the daughter of Ron and Stephanie Bell, is a 2018 graduate of Paris High School.
Caleb DuBois, the son of Christal and Dwayne DuBois, is a 2018 graduate of Bridge City H.S.
Eduardo Flores, the son of Francisco Flores and Ana Lozano, is a 2018 graduate of J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston.
Kareyn Hellmann, the daughter of Steven and Michele Hellmann, is a homeschooled student from Paris who will graduate this May from high school and PJC.
Lucas Rolf, the son of Monty and Alicia Duck, is a 2018 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School.
Wilson Roubion, the son of David and Tracy Roubion, is a 2018 graduate of College Station High School.