Gulf Coast Carnival Association Dukes to King d'Iberville
n Charles Dellenger of Biloxi is the husband of Renee McDonald Dellenger. They are the parents of Caroline Allen Dellenger. He is the son of the late Rosalie Manuel, Earl Dellenger and Larry Manuel.
Dellenger is a graduate of Mercy Cross High School and earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Louisiana State University. At LSU he was a member of the sailing team that competed in the Kennedy Cup at the U.S. Naval Academy. He received the chapter service award from the LSU Alumni Association.
He serves as vice president of private banking for Hancock Bank. His wife is the director of finance for the Palace Casino & Resort.
Dellenger is a member of the board of directors and past president of the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Biloxi Economic Development Foundation. He is a graduate and past board member of Leadership Gulf Coast. In 2006, he was selected as one of South Mississippi's Top 10 Business Leaders Under 40.
The Dellengers are members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Charles serves on the Leadership Board of the Mississippi-Alabama Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a Biloxi Yacht Club board member.
GCCA affiliations: Dellenger is a GCCA board member and his step-father, Larry Manuel, was a duke to King d'Iberville Joe Wink in 2000.
n Jeffrey Descher of Gulfport is the husband of April Pucheu Descher. They are the parents of Kelsey Layne and Breton Porter Descher. He is the son of William and Patricia Descher.
Descher is an honor graduate of Ocean Springs High School, where he was voted Most Likely to Succeed. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Birmingham Southern College where he majored in mathematics and minored in economics and served as IFC president.
He is the owner of McDonald's Descher Organization of Mississippi and Alabama. He serves on the McDonald's National Store Technology Board, McDonald's National Operations Excellence Board, and the McDonald's Plan to Win Board.
Descher is a commissioner for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is past vice president of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association, past board member of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast.
The Deschers attend St. James Catholic Church and are members of Bayou Bluff Tennis Club. He is also a member of Revelers and enjoys fishing, tennis, golf and boating.
GCCA affiliations: Descher's brother, Gregg, served as a duke in 2012 and 2013.
n Brent Fairley of Gulfport is the husband of Melinda Fairley. They are parents to three children, Reagan, Reed and Ryland. He is the son of Bettye Fairley and the late Eddie Fairley.
Fairley is a graduate of Harrison Central High School and earned an associate's degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston. He earned a banking and finance degree from the University of Mississippi and an accounting degree from the University of Mississippi.
He is the vice president and Mississippi Regional President for Hancock Bank. Brent is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking, the LSU School of Banking, Leadership Gulf Coast and Leadership Mississippi.
Fairley is a past board member of Leadership Gulf Coast, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Coast Home Builders Association. He serves on the board of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Coast Carnival Association and the United Way for South Mississippi.
The Fairleys are members of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
n Brent Gutierrez of Gulfport is the husband of Roianne Gutierrez. They are the parents of Grant and Chad Gutierrez, and he is the son of Frank and Anita Gutierrez.
Gutierrez is a 1980 graduate of Notre Dame High School where he was valedictorian. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University where he earned a degree in biochemistry and food service.
He is the CEO and president of Global Seafood Technologies and Killer Bee Bait, as well as the owner of Nicaraguan Tackle Manufacturers and Nitasca Food Nicaragua. His wife is the chief financial officer of Newman Lumber Company.
Gutierrez was king of Revelers 2013.
n Douglas Newman of Pass Christian is the husband of Lee Ann Riley Newman. They are parents of three children, Nancy, Camille and Katherine. He is the son of Elizabeth Newman.
Newman is a graduate of Gulfport High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the president of Newman Lumber Company, and his wife is employed by Kare-In-Home.
He is a member of the USM Business Advisory Council and past president and current member of the Mississippi Big Game Fishing Club. He is also a member of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of the NRA and chairman of the Harrison County Friends of NRA. He is a member of the Bolivian Camera Forestal, the National Hardwood Lumber Association and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Corvette Club.
The Newmans are members of Trinity Methodist Church and the Gulfport Yacht Club.
Newman has been a duke for Revelers, Merry Maskers, Neptune, Hera and Cavalier Mardi Gras krewes.
n Roland F. "Skipper" Samson III, is a resident of Pass Christian and the husband of Katharine Samson. They are parents of Caroline, Madeline and John Samson. He is the son of Joanne and Roland Samson.
Samson is a graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi School of Law.
He is an attorney practicing with Samson and Powers PLLC.
Samson serves the community as a volunteer with Feed My Sheep. He and his family are members of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach.
n Steve Sanders of Ocean Springs is the husband of Tammy Sanders. They have one child, Kendall Brooke Sanders. He is the son of Otho Steve Sanders and the late Tressie Davis Sanders of Kosciusko.
Sanders is a 1978 graduate of Kosciusko High School and a 1982 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
He is a 31-year employee of Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula and serves as the director of engineering and ship design manager for the LHA 8 program. His wife, Tammy, is an accountant with Mississippi Power Company.
Sanders is a member of the Biloxi Yacht Club and the Mississippi State University Alumni Association and the Bulldog Club. He is an avid boater and fisherman.
The Sanders are members of First Baptist Church of Ocean Springs.
GCCA affiliations: Sanders served as a duke to King d'Iberville in 2010. His daughter Kendall Brooke Sanders served as a maid to Queen Ixolib in 2009.
n Robert Schwartz of Biloxi is the husband of Nikki Lynn Schwartz. They are the parents of Peyton Elizabeth Schwartz. His parents are John Schwartz III and Roblyn Rollings Schwartz.
Schwartz is a graduate of North Forrest High School, where he was a member of the Beta Club and received the ACT Scholarship and the J-Award Scholarship. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi. At USM, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was a Stephen Edward Lanius Scholarship recipient. He was also a member of the National Security Law Journal and served as a Moot Court Board Member. He was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1996 and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi.
He is an attorney and managing partner with Schwartz, Orgler and Jordan PLLC in Biloxi. He has practiced law in Biloxi since 1996 and his main areas of practice include commercial litigation, commercial transactions, real estate, banking law, wills and estates and corporate law. He is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.
He is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Real Estate Section of the Mississippi Bar, and the American Bar Association. He is also a former member of the Harrison County Young Lawyers Association. He previously served as a Leadership Board Member for Community Bank Gulf Coast and is a former member of Biloxi Young Business Leaders Association.
Schwartz and his family are members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is a member of Gulf Coast Carnival Association, Revelers and Hattiesburg's Krewe of Zeus.
GCCA affiliations: Schwartz served as a duke to King d'Iberville in 2001.
Gulf Coast Carnival Association Maids to Queen Ixolib
n Molly Catherine Atherton of Gulfport is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Atherton. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lindy Thomas Callahan, and her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Joseph Atherton.
Atherton is a special distinction graduate of Gulfport High, where she was homecoming maid, most athletic and inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. As a six-year letterman of the Gulfport High varsity soccer team, she served as captain and was selected as Best Offensive Player. Her soccer accomplishments also include being selected to the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State and All-Star teams, the Sun Herald's Mississippi Coast Soccer and All-South Mississippi Team and the Clarion Ledger's All State Team. She led her team to the Class 5A state championship and also participated in the United States Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Program. She also participated in Gulf Coast United Soccer, Jackson Futbol Soccer and the Birmingham United Soccer Club.
At Gulfport High, she was a member of the student council, the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and vice president of the Key Club. Molly was selected as Cotillion Club of Gulfport's Spring Ball Queen and participated in the Germany-Gulfport Cultural Exchange program.
She attends the University of Alabama, where she is a public relations major and consumer science minor and will graduate this May. At Alabama, Atherton is a member of the women's soccer team. She was named to the Southeastern Conference's All-Freshman and All-Tournament teams, as well as the NSCAA University All-Scholar honorable mention. She was Paul W. Bryant Award finalist and was a Capstone International public relations intern in Barcelona, Spain. Molly is on the Dean's List and the SEC Honor Roll. She also serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Organization, Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society and Emerging Tide Leaders. She was recently named to the President's List.
Atherton is a member of St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport and was presented as a Gulf Coast Debutante in 2011. She volunteers her time with Project Angel Tree, Habitat for Humanity, the Tuscaloosa Soup Kitchen and the West Alabama Food Bank. She also volunteers as a counselor and instructor for the University of Alabama Soccer Academy and coaches the Tuscaloosa Soccer Club and is a Caring for Kids Camp Instructor.
GCCA affiliations: Atherton served as a flag bearer in 2006. Her father, Johnny Atherton, was a duke in 2005, and her sister, Anna, was a maid in 2011.
n Elizabeth Anne Bourgeois of Pass Christian is the daughter of Nancy Stone Bourgeois and Lawrence Paul Bourgeois Jr. Her maternal grandparents are Ben and Nancy Stone and her paternal grandparents are Lawrence P. Bourgeois and the late Joan Bourgeois.
Bourgeois is a graduate of Our Lady Academy where she was as a member of the OLA Student Council, Retreat Team and served as co-captain of the St. Stanislaus cheerleading squad. She was also elected St. Stanislaus homecoming queen.
She graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2013 with a degree in hospitality management. At Ole Miss, she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Chi Omega sorority and Ole Miss Ambassadors for Southern Hospitality. She was presented as a member of the Gulf Coast Debutante Society.
She is now the sales coordinator at Four Points by Sheraton in Biloxi.
Bourgeois attends Holy Family Catholic Church and is a member of Chi Omega Alumni Association.
GCCA affiliations: Her grandfather and uncle both served as dukes and her two aunts were maids. Her sister previously served as a page.
n Briana Dubaz of D'Iberville is the daughter of Brian and Rosemarie Dubaz and Angela Wolfe. Her maternal grandparents are Jessie Leo Wolfe and Romana Kirk. Her paternal grandparents are George Burnett Dubaz and Fern Dubaz-O'Neal.
She is a 2010 graduate of Biloxi High School where she was a Mississippi All-Star volleyball player and captain of the volleyball team. Briana also served as student body treasurer, vice president of the Interact Club and was selected for both the homecoming and prom courts.
Dubaz is a senior at the University of Mississippi majoring in hospitality management. She is the recruitment chair for Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, on the Dean's Honor Roll and is a member of the Ole Miss Ambassadors for Southern Hospitality.
Dubaz attends Nativity BVM Cathedral and was presented as a Gulf Coast Debutante and also a 2012 Neptune maid.
n Taylor Nicole Hairston of Gulfport is the daughter of John and Ann Hairston. Her maternal grandparents are the late Don and Kam Jue. Her paternal grandparents are Iris Hairston and the late Mitchell Hairston.
She is a graduate of St. Patrick Catholic High School where she was valedictorian. At St. Patrick, she was a member of the student council, honor roll, National Honor Society, volleyball team and was selected for the St. Patrick Hall of Fame.
Hairston is a junior at Mississippi State University, where she is a chemical engineering major with a bio-molecular concentration. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Medical Student Association.
She attends Bayou View Baptist Church and was a Gulf Coast Debutante and a Rex Debutante.
GCCA affiliations: Hairston has served as key girl and a flag bearer. Her father, John Hairston, was King D'Iberville, a duke and the king's liaison. Her sister, Reagan Hairston, has served as flag bearer and page. Her cousin, Todd Hairston, has served as a duke.
n Lauren Holmes of Biloxi is the daughter of Bill Holmes Jr. and the late Shirley Holmes. Her paternal grandparents are Bill Holmes Sr. and Sandra Holmes.
Holmes is an honor graduate of St. Patrick Catholic High School, where she was crowned homecoming queen and selected as class favorite. She was a cheerleader for six years and took dance at Next Level Performing Arts Studio for eight years.
She is a sophomore majoring in business marketing at the University of Mississippi. At Ole Miss, Holmes is an active member of Chi Omega Sorority. She also volunteers as a tutor to first-graders at Leap Frog and participates yearly in Relay for Life, serving as a team captain in 2012. In the summer, she interns at Holmes Motors.
Holmes is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D'Iberville and also attends St. John's Catholic Church in Oxford. As a member of the Cotillion Club, Holmes served as a volunteer chair and received the award for most valuable member. She was invited and served as a debutante in the Gulf Coast Debutante Society's 2013 Coterie.
GCCA affiliations: Her grandfather, Bill Holmes Sr., was GCCA ball chairman and serves as GCCA parade chairman.
n Mary Elizabeth Lovell of Gulfport is the daughter of Dr. Frank Alan and Nancy Lovell. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Driste and her paternal grandparents are Dr. Frank Lovell and Gloria Gibbs Lovell.
Lovell graduated with special distinction from Gulfport High School, where she was president of the Interact Club, chairwoman of the Cotillion Club Spring Ball, and a member of the Key Club, Art Club and the National Honor Society. She also danced with Kelli's Steps School of Dance.
She is a senior at the University of Mississippi majoring in marketing. At Ole Miss, she is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority where she has served as philanthropy party chair and gracious living chair and as a bid day committee member. During her junior year, she served as CEO ambassador of the Ole Miss School of Business. She is a member of the Ole Miss Marketing Organization and the Public Relations Association of Mississippi.
Lovell attends St. James Catholic Church and participated in the University of Westminster International Summer School in London.
n Danielle Marie Parsons of Biloxi is the daughter of Joe and Kathy Parsons. Her maternal grandparents are Marilyn Fisher and the late Prentiss Fisher. Her paternal grandparents are the late Maxine Pierce and the late Joseph Parsons Sr. She is the niece of Cece and David Canonici.
Parsons attended St. Patrick Catholic High School where she graduated with honors and was secretary of the National Honor Society. She was a varsity cheerleader, member of the French Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta and served as editor in chief of "The March."
She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 where she majored in apparel, textiles and merchandising and minored in marketing. At MSU, she was on the Dean's List, was an E.B. McCool Scholar, a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and a MSU Diamond Girl. She served as a student association senator and on the student activities board. She volunteered as a mentor at the Sally Kate Winters Children's Home and was a member of the Catholic Student Association.
Parsons attends Nativity BVM Cathedral and was presented during as a debutante during the 2010 Gulf Coast Debutante Society's Coterie.
GCCA affiliations: Her cousin Niki Canonici Shemper was a maid in 1999.
n Katherine Camille Rushton of Gulfport is the daughter of Andi and Butch Oustalet and Rusty Rushton. Her maternal grandparents are Catherine Louise Masden and the late William Henry Masden Jr., and the late Gerald and Anima Rushton.
Rushton graduated with high honors from St. Patrick Catholic High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the swim team, the Irish Emerald dance team and the prom committee. She sang in the school church choir for four years and had leading roles in St. Patrick Drama Guild's performances of "Bye Bye Birdie," "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum."
She is a junior at Pace University in New York, working toward a bachelor of fine arts in art degree with a concentration in painting and drawing and a minor in dance. She volunteers in the Pace University's performing arts costume department and as an assistant for the university's commercial dance department auditions.
Rushton is a member of St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport. She was a member of the Cotillion Club of Gulfport from 2009-2011, serving as Junior Ball chairwoman and graphic designer. In 2010, she volunteered for the Roger Wicker for U.S. Senator Foundation and volunteered for the 2013 Gulfport mayoral inauguration. She is a member of the Young Member's Club for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and volunteered for the book release event of Elana Bell's "Eye's, Stones" in Brooklyn. Rushton has also sung the national anthem at many community events including the 2010 Police Dedication Service, the 2010 Mississippi Student Council Convention and the 2011 GCCA Ball. She volunteered and performed at Christmas at Beauvoir.
From 2008-2011, she attended the performing arts training program Stagedoor Manor in New York and received several awards including: Most Outstanding Achievement by a Chorus Member in a Musical in 2009; Most Outstanding Achievement by a Featured Actress in a Musical in 2010; and Most Outstanding Achievement by a Lead in a Musical in 2011. Locally, she was the winner of the Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt in 2009 and 2010 and was the third-place state recipient. She has also designed and created multiple bras for charity events such as the Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Bodacious Bras for a Cause, the Women's Center for Non-Violence's Moonlight Masquerade and the Red Cross Moonlight Magnolias.
GCCA affiliations: Her stepfather, Butch Oustalet, was a duke in 1986 and King d'Iberville in 2011. Her sister, Kimberly Rushton, was a maid in 2012. Her uncle Jimmy Oustalet was a duke in 1992, and her stepsister Tina Oustalet Caccioppo was as a maid in 1990. Her niece Abigail Peyton Raworth was a page in 2010 and her nephew Arthur Bronson Raworth was a page in 2011. Her stepbrother Mickey Raworth was a duke in 2011.
Gulf Coast Carnival Association Key Girl
n Peyton Leigh Holloway of Biloxi is the daughter of Kenny and Dianne Holloway. Her maternal grandparents are Iris Letort Holloway and the late A.J. Holloway Sr. Her paternal grandparents are Bob and Felicia Philpot. She is the niece of Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway.
Holloway is a senior at Biloxi High School. She has been a cheerleader and member of the Biloxi High soccer and tennis teams as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was also a homecoming maid her freshmen and senior year.
She is a member of Nativity BVM Cathedral and the Gulf Coast United Futbol Club.
GCCA affiliations: Holloway was a page in 2005 and flag bearer in 2008. Peyton's father, Kenny Holloway, served as a duke in 2008, lieutenant captain 2007-2008, and captain 2009-2010. Her sister, Kendall, served as a flag bearer in 2006.
Gulf Coast Carnival Association Queen's Pages
n Savannah Grace Smith of Gulfport is the daughter of David and Donna Machado and Robby Smith.
She is an honor roll student at St. James Elementary School and in 2012 was the Reading Fair runner-up. At St. James, she is also a Trojan cheerleader and on the Trojan basketball team. She was a fairy in the school's performance of "Beauty and the Beast."
In 2012, she participated in The Event Talent Search, which included a Walt Disney World performance in both modeling and singing. She also participated in national dirt bike racing at the Gretna BMX Raceway.
Savannah and her family are members of Trinity United Methodist Church where she attends Sunday School and is a member of the puppet team and previously participated in the liturgical dance team. She takes piano, guitar and voice lessons at the Gulf Coast School of Music and also plays in softball with Gulfport Youth Sports. She has performed with the Gulfport Little Theatre, playing a bunny in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Savannah loves singing, dancing, fishing and spending time outdoors.
GCCA affiliations: Her step-father, David Machado, was a duke in 2013.
n Anna Laney Sala of Gulfport is the daughter of Alan and Allison Sala.
She is a sixth-grader at Biloxi Junior High and has been on the All A Honor Roll for six years. Her school counselor selected her as a National Young Leader and through her elementary school years, she was selected as a Kiwanis Club Terrific Kid, Class Favorite, Fishy Student and also served as editor of the yearbook.
Laney and her family are members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was in the Gulf Coast Performing Arts production of the Nutcracker, and she is a level 6 gymnast at Lanier's Gymnastics where she spends 16 hours a week training.
GCCA affiliations: Her grandfather Paul Alan Sala was a duke in 1992. Her father, Paul Alan Sala Jr., was duke in 2011.
n Christopher Donlon Mavar of Biloxi is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mavar.
He is a second-grade student at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Christopher participates in Biloxi Little League Baseball, Upward flag football and is on the Our Lady of Fatima basketball team.
Christopher and his family attend Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi.
GCCA affiliations: His grandfather, Victor Mavar Sr., was King D'Iberville in 1998 and his father, Mark Mavar, was a duke in 1999 and King D'Iberville in 2012. His brother, Jarrod, was a flag bearer in 2007 and his sister, Caty, was a flag bearer in 2009.
n Samuel James Hunt of Biloxi is the son of Jamey and Leslie Hunt.
He is a five-year honor student at North Bay Elementary School where he is on the yearbook staff. He was selected as a Kiwanis Club Terrific Kid.
The Hunt family attends Biloxi First United Methodist Church.
GCCA affiliations: His grandfather, Brad Lemon, was a duke in 1988, and his father, Jamey Hunt was a duke in 2009. His sister, Mackenzie Hunt, was a flag bearer in 2008, and his brother, Carter Hunt, was a flag bearer in 2012.
Gulf Coast Carnival Association Flag Bearers
n Isabell Catherine Alexander of Gulfport is the daughter of Dax and Mary Alexander.
She is the president of her seventh-grade class at St. Patrick Catholic High School and is a member of the St. Patrick swim team. Isabell enjoys art, reading, theatre, golf and travelling.
Isabell and her family are members of St. James Catholic Church.
GCCA Affiliation: Her mother, Mary Werby Alexander, was a maid in 1989. Her aunt, Helen Werby, was Queen Ixolib in 1989 and her grandmother, Lydia Salloum Werby, was Queen Ixolib in 1967. Her uncle, Gib Werby, was a page in 1983.
n Sarah Salloum Alexander of Gulfport is the daughter of Dax and Mary Alexander.
She is a fifth-grade student at St. James Catholic Elementary School and is on the school's basketball team. She enjoys art, swimming, sailing, riding bikes and playing basketball.
Sarah and her family are members of St. James Catholic Church.
GCCA Affiliation: Her mother, Mary Werby Alexander, was a maid in 1989. Her aunt, Helen Werby, was Queen Ixolib in 1989 and her grandmother, Lydia Salloum Werby, was Queen Ixolib in 1967. Her uncle, Gib Werby, was a page in 1983.
n Emily Elizabeth Broussard of Biloxi is the daughter of Scott and Catherine Broussard.
She is a student at St. Patrick Catholic High School, where she is cheerleader and member of the Student Council and Interact Club. Emily has danced at Kelly's Steps School of Dance since 2002. She is an altar server at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and in her spare time enjoys having fun with her family and friends.
n Mary Elizabeth Eleuterius of D'Iberville is the daughter of Gregory and Loretta Eleuterius.
She is an honor roll student at St. Patrick Catholic High School where she is a member of the Interact Club. She has danced with Angie's Dance Center for eight years. She and her family are members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
n Barrett Palazzo of Biloxi is the son of U.S. Rep. Steven and Lisa Palazzo.
He is a student at St. Patrick Catholic High School and enjoys playing football, basketball and baseball. He enjoys listening to music, spending time with his friends and summers at Camp Alpine.
n Elizabeth Ann Polk of Biloxi is the daughter of Steve and Melissa Polk.
She is a seventh-grade student at St. Patrick Catholic High School where she is a member of the Lady Irish softball team. She is a nine-year dancer with Kelli's Steps School of Dance and has cheered for two years with Cheer Force One. She enjoys playing with her dog Hailee, going to Mississippi State games and baby-sitting.
GCCA affiliations: She was a page to King d'Iberville in 2012. Her father was a duke in 2009, and he also served as lieutenant captain in 2013. Her mother was a maid in 1994 and serves on the GCCA board of directors.
n Molly Beeson Schmidt of Biloxi is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Schmidt of Biloxi.
She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society oat Biloxi High School. She and her family are members of Nativity BVM Cathedral where she was an altar server and is an active member of the Nativity Youth Ministry.
She is a dancer with Kelli's Steps School of Dance, and her hobbies include playing the violin, swimming and sailing. She is a member of the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans and enjoys boating to the islands, playing with her cat Jinx and spending time wither friends and family.
GCCA Affiliation: Molly served as a page in 2011. Her great grandfather, Dr. Harry Schmidt Sr., was king in 1950, and her uncle, Roland Weeks, was king in 1977. Her aunt Margaret Schmidt Davis was a maid in 1985. Her sister, Miia Catherin Newman, was a flag bearer in 2008 and key girl in 2013.
n Winfield Scruggs Swetman IV of Biloxi is the son of Windy and Jon'elle Swetman.
He is a seventh-grade student at St. Patrick Catholic High School where he is a student council representative and member of the junior high football team. He also is a member of the St. Patrick Drama Guild and interact Club.
Winfield and his family are members of First Baptist Church in Biloxi. He enjoys hanging out with family and friends and watching or playing football, basketball and baseball.
n Bailey Mariel Wiltz of Biloxi is the daughter of Thomas and Melody Wiltz.
She is a student at Biloxi High School, where she is a member of the Key Club, the Strings Orchestra and the National Junior Honor Society. In 2013 she traveled to Australia with the People to People organization. She is also a student at Nancy's School of Dance.
n Jon-Thomas Zakkak of Gulfport is the son of Dr. Thomas and Linda Zakkak.
He is a student at St. James Catholic School where he plays football for the St. James Trojans. He represented St. James in the Academic Competition for Excellence and has been on the honor roll for six consecutive years. He has also attended Saturday Gifted Students at the University of Southern Mississippi since first grade.