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Hinds CC names 2017 Homecoming queen

Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, was crowned queen at Hinds Community College’s annual Homecoming celebration on Oct. 12.

DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate, left, and Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, react to her being named the 2017 Homecoming queen at Hinds Community College on Oct. 12.

DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate, left, and Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, react to her being named the 2017 Homecoming queen at Hinds Community College on Oct. 12.

She is the daughter of Michael and Tammy McClendon. A Raymond Campus sophomore, she is majoring in elementary education. She is a Dean’s Scholar, a Resident Assistant at Marshall Hall, serves as president of I.D.E.A.L. Woman and is a tutor at the Writing Center.

Her escort was DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate.

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse crowns Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, as Homecoming queen for 2017 at Hinds Community College. Left is McClendon's escort, DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate. The flower girl was Hallie Faye Horne and crown bearer was Jax Mitchell.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse crowns Kontessa McClendon of Clinton, a graduate of Clinton High School, as Homecoming queen for 2017 at Hinds Community College. Left is McClendon’s escort, DeAuntray Smith of Jackson, a Forest Hill High School graduate. The flower girl was Hallie Faye Horne and crown bearer was Jax Mitchell.

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  • Cathy Hayden

    Cathy Hayden is a 30-year career journalist with a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Mississippi and a master of theological studies from Spring Hill College in Mobile. Hayden, who covered education at The Clarion-Ledger for 17 years, came to Hinds Community College in January 2007.

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