Published at 16:00 on Sunday, November 6, 2022
Alyssa Jarreau & Maddie Jergins
Ashlyn Hall and John Claire Haralson
Annabel Gaskin and Baleigh Griffith
Olivia Case and Anna Kaitlyn Dooley
The 2022 Young Ambassadors will soon begin their duties as the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce marks the start of the Christmas season in just two weeks.
JAs serve as ambassadors to the business community. Must be a ninth grade student living in Lincoln County.
Participating businesses in Brookhaven and the district will be open on Saturday, November 12, for the annual Christmas Open House. Junior ambassadors will serve as hostesses in companies, arranged in alphabetical order. They will also be helping Santa with candy distribution near the end of the Brookhaven Christmas Parade route on Thursday, December 1st. More community service hours will be available during the spring semester.
This year’s theme is “The Greatest Gifts”.
Sylvia Elizabeth Bass, daughter of Chris and Janie Bass, is a freshman at Loyd Star Attendance Center. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Junior Beta Club. She is an All-A-Honor student and was recently voted class favorite by her peers in 9th grade. She is a member of the Loyd Star varsity women’s basketball team and is a varsity cheerleader for the Hornets. Sylvia attends Mount Zion Baptist Church and is active in the youth group. Her favorite thing about living in Lincoln County is the people.
Marley Layne Brown, daughter of Jeremy and Carrie Brown, is a local home school freshman and honor roll student. She is a member of Elite Performance and Tumble and is an active member of Johnson Grove Church of Christ. Marley’s favorite thing about Brookhaven is home. She likes to be surrounded by family and friends.
Emma Daisy Bower, daughter of Kevin and Courtney Bower, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is a member of the BHS Pride of Ole Brook Band and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Emma is in the National Junior Honor Society and is an All-A-Honor-Roll student. She serves on the student leadership team at Clear Branch Baptist Church. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is the Friday night football games.
Lillian Olivia Carter, daughter of Casey and Rebecca Carter, is a freshman at Brookhaven Academy. She is a member of the Science Club and the National Honor Society. Lillian is on the All-A-Honor-Roll. She plays tennis and basketball for the BA Cougar teams and is a competitive dancer in Show Stoppers. Lillian is an active member of the youth group at the FBC Summit. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is the small town feel and family and friends nearby.
Ciatlyn Alexis Case, daughter of Mark and Charity Case, is a freshman at the Enterprise Attendance Center. Caitlyn is a First Priority, FBLA, Senior Beta and Football Stats mbmer. She is on the honor roll, plays basketball and softball, and was named EAC Softball Rookie of the Year. Caitlyn is a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church. Her favorite thing about Lincoln County is how supportive the community is and how someone always has your back.
Oliva Leah Case, daughter of Dr. Ryan and Wendi Case, is a freshman at Brookhaven Academy. She is a member of the chess club and a member of the BA Cougar Soccer Team. Olivia is an honor roll student and member of the Honors Society. She also enjoys theater and ballet. Olivia is active in the youth group at Faith Presbyterian Church. My favorite thing about Brookhaven is the downtown area and all the fun activities that are offered.
Anna Kaitlyn Dooley, daughter of Jason and Lesa Dooley, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. She is the current class representative on the BHS student council and recently starred in the beloved homecoming production. Anna Kaitlyn is a member of Jr. National Honor Society, MS Scholar and Honor Roll student. She is a member of the BHS Panther softball team. She is active in the youth group at Jackson Street United Methodist. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is the small-town life and how it feels like a tight-knit family.
Addyson Grace Foster, daughter of Cindy Foster, is a freshman at Brookhaven High School. Addy is a member of the Pride of Ole Brook band and recently won the “Best Server” award for the BHS volleyball team. He also competes with the BHS tennis team. Addy is a member of the youth group at Harmony Baptist Church. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is the sense of community. When someone is in need in the area, people always step in and help.
Natalie Evelyn Freeny, daughter of Trey and Tracy Freeny, is a freshman at Brookhaven Academy. Natalie is a member of the Science Club. She is on the principal’s honor roll and a member of the Junior Honor Society. Natalie is a BA Cougar Cheerleader and plays on the basketball team. She is a competitive dancer and student dance teacher at Show Stoppers. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is seeing familiar faces everywhere she goes.
Annabel Jewel Gaskin, daughter of Jason and Shanteau Gaskin, is a freshman at Brookhaven Academy. Annabel is a member of the National Honor Society and the Science Club. She is on the principal’s honor roll and was recently named “most polite.” Annabel is a JV Cheerleader, plays for the Lady Cougar Softball team, serves as the manager of Lady Cougar Basketball and is a member of the Fury Travel Softball team in the area. She is also a member of Pursuit Jiu Jutsu and Prospects Training Academy. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is the comfort and sense of community here.
Baleigh Grace Griffith, daughter of Micah and Vicki Griffith, is a freshman at West Lincoln Attendance Center. In West Lincoln, Baleigh is a member of the Booster Buddies and helps with the youth softball camp. She is an Honor Roll student, student of the year, Miss West Lincoln Junior High, and class favorite. She plays softball and soccer for the WL Bears. Baleigh is a member of Ramah Baptist Church and enjoys volunteering for VBS. The favorite thing about Brookhaven is the feeling of a small hometown and caring for each other.
Ashlyn Kate Hall, daughter of Stuart and Sarabeth Hall, is a freshman at Brookhaven Academy. Ashlyn is an honor roll student and member of the Jr. High National Honor Society. She received awards in Jr. High such as “Typical Freshman” and 8th grade Homecoming Maid and 8th grade Class Rep. Ashlyn is a member of the JV cheerleading squad and tennis team at BA. She is active in her youth group at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is the closeness and involvement of the community.
Johna Claire Haralson, daughter of John and Amber Haralson, is a freshman at the Enterprise Attendance Center. Johna is a member of FBLA, Student Council, First Priority, Football Stats and is a baseball diamond dummy. She is an A/B Honor Roll student and plays basketball and softball for EWA. Johna is a member of the Topisaw Baptist Youth Group and a member of Rainin Three Hoop School. Her favorite thing about living in Lincoln County is the close-knit community and the way we support small businesses.
Alyssa Michelle Jarreau, daughter of Wayne and Michelle Jarreau, is a freshman at the Enterprise Attendance Center. Alyssa is a member of the First Priority Club. She is an honor student and was crowned the most beautiful at the EAC pageant. He also plays tennis for EAC. Alyssa is active in her youth group at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she plays piano and guitar. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven is the small town Christian atmosphere where everyone treats you like family.
Madelynn Claire Jergins, daughter of Speedy and Tonya Jergins, is a freshman at the Enterprise Attendance Center. Madelynn is an honor student and plays basketball and softball for the EAC Lady Jackets. She is active in the youth group at Topisaw Baptist Church. Her favorite thing about Brookhaven and Lincoln County is the good people.