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Ja'Juan Terrell Battle

Beautillion Militaire presents 19 men

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The Rocky Mount chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity will present 19 young men in its 2012-13 Beautillion Militaire Leadership Training and Scholarship Program.

The public ceremony will be at 4 p.m. May 5 at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College. Admission is free.

This year’s class is made up of high school juniors and seniors from Nash, Edgecombe and Halifax counties. The participants, call “beau,” take part in a series of activities and college development workshops.

This year’s activities included a recent visit to Raleigh, where participants were welcomed by N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, met individual legislators and witnessed the N.C. General Assembly in session.

The participants and their families, schools and escorts are:

  • Ja’Juan Terrell Battle, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Battle, a senior at Southern Nash High School. He is escorted by Daymond Tiara Cole.
  • Thomas Michael Clifton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clifton, a senior at Bunn High School. He is escorted by Terica Sirre Perry.
  • Jalen Bryce Dickens, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Dickens, a senior at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. He is escorted by Alysia Marquetta Darby.
  • Joshual Amond Dickens, the son of Lena Dickens and the late David King, a senior at North Edgecombe High School. He is escorted by De’Ja Monet Whitaker.
  • Tevin Tyron Hill, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Hill Sr., a senior at Northern Nash High School. He is escorted by Latisha Renee’ Edwards.
  • Michael Rashaad Hines, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Williams, a senior at Rocky Mount High School. He is escorted by Domonique Jabria Smith.
  • Michael Jevon Johnson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Johnson, a senior at Bertie High School. He is escorted by Takeria Jakiesha Wilder.
  • Tyler McKinley Jones, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Jones, a junior at Northern Nash High School. He is escorted by Camille Gabrielle Branch.
  • Dyquan Aree’ Lynch, the son of Lavrres Lynch and Teikisha Willams, a junior at Rocky Mount High School. He is escorted by Alacia Seanette Ward.
  • Xavier Montre’ Maryland, the son of Solomon Maryland and Iretha Alston, a junior at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School. He is escorted by Jyazia A’Lexus Joyner.
  • Qwenton De’Shawn Pippen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Pippen, a senior at Nash Central High School. He is escorted by Tanaya Au’zanique Bellamy.
  • Kenneth Devon Plemmer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Plemmer, a senior at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. He is escorted by Kennice Starr Plemmer.
  • Darryl Craig Prunty, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Prunty, a junior at Northern Nash High School. He is escorted by Breana Alexis Bradshaw.
  • Michael Rakeem Smith, the son of Michael Ray Smith and Kimberlee Darlene Cooper, a junior at Rocky Mount High School. He is escorted by Zinequa Antoinette Parker.
  • Austin Brijon Warner, the son of Corie Gray and Ashely Warner-Smith, a senior at Rocky Mount High School. He is escorted by Kaitlyn Christinee
Bryant-Jacobs.
  • Terharen Roger Warren, the son of Roger Warren and Bernadette Pittman, a junior at Northern Nash High School. He is escorted by Michala Gabrielle Barnes.
  • Shawn Terenthius Whitaker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Whitaker, a junior at Northern Nash High School. He is escorted by Rhema Netanya Hedgpeth.
  • Justin RaShaun Williams, the son of Tonya S.M. Williams, a junior at South Creek High School. He is escorted by Jesska Ann Johnson.
  • Dayhige Mykell Wright, the son of Vincent Battle and Timika Battle-Harris, a senior at Rocky Mount High School. He is escorted by Avie Deanna Pittman.