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McKinley Montgomery

McKinley is a sophomore at Mantachie High School. She was dressed by Owl Bee Boutique.

Fashion + Notable Students
McKinley Montgomery

MicKinley Montgomery lettered in nine different sports before entering her ninth-grade year. She was also named Division 1-2A Softball Player of the Year. She is a 16-year-old entering her sophomore year at Mantachie High School and currently competes in softball, golf, track, bowling, archery and basketball. She said softball has always been her favorite sport. "It's basically been my whole life since I was 3," Montgomery said. She is also a member of Beta Club and secretary of Anchor Club.

Fashion + Notable Students
Montavious Holliday

Montavious recently graduated from Aberdeen High School. He was dressed by Reed's in Tupelo.

Fashion + Notable Students
Montavious Holliday

Montavious Holliday just finished his senior year at Aberdeen High School and is ready to take the next step to Gulf Coast Community College in the fall. He received a music scholarship going into college and plans to major in music education and minor in interior design while playing in the Band of Gold. The Band of Gold performs at all MGCCC home football games as well as other events throughout the year. He spent all four years of high school in the band, while also taking part in Beta Club and the choir. He also served as drum major for two years, his favorite activity in high school. “I taught me a lot of leadership and maturity,” Holliday said. He said another favorite memory was when the band went to the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago. “That was the best,” Holliday said. Outside of school, he enjoys being around his friends and decorating. He is also involved in his church choir. He said his principal inspired him to go into designing. “He really saw a passion in me,” Holliday said.

Fashion + Notable Students
Rachel Hannah

Rachel is a Senior at Starkville High School. She was dressed by LA Green in Starkville.

Fashion + Notable Students
Rachel Hannah

Rachel Hannah is entering her senior year at Starkville High School, after her family was forced to relocate following Hurricane Katrina. One of her favorite activities throughout high school was the Health Occupation Students of America. She also attended Girl’s States, learning about the government with mock trials. Her role model is Isaac Newton because something as simple as an apple falling made him the genius he was. “You don’t have to be the smartest kid in the class to cure cancer,” Hannah said. Hannah is a people person. Every activity she is involved in comes down to her enjoying others. “I just like to meet people,” she said effortlessly. She also worked on the X Caliber science team at Mississippi State University, perfecting an edible water bubble for six months before competing at the state level. She participated in Distinguished Young Women where she received the spirt award from her peers. She will start her senior year as a cheerleader at SHS, her first year on the team. She is also a member of Key Club, Unity, National Honors Society and is involved in her church’s youth ministry among an endless list of achievements.

Fashion + Notable Students
Riley Mulrooney

Riley is a 7th grader at Tupelo Middle School. She was dressed by Sydney's Boutique in Tupelo.

Fashion + Notable Students
Riley Mulrooney

Riley Mulrooney is entering her seventh-grade year at Tupelo Middle School. The 12-year-old spends a lot of her time working with art. She was the recipient of the “What do you want to be when you grow up” Wyatt Waters portion of the College Savings Mississippi Art Contest in Jackson, Mississippi. She said she has done most of her art while in school. “I’ve done a lot of stuff in school like using clay and acrylics,” Mulrooney said. However, her favorite means of art is just using colored pencils or sketching. She said she has done art for a long time. “I started when I was in daycare,” Mulrooney said. She is also a cheerleader at TMS, while entering her second year playing piano. “My favorite part about cheerleading was flying,” Mulrooney said. She said she enjoys going to the country club and swimming during the summer with her friends. Her summer included a trip to the beach, Nashville and getting a puppy--a Goldendoodle named Max.

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Samya Brooks

Samya is an 8th grader at Pontotoc Middle School. She was dressed by The Rack in Pontotoc.

Fashion + Notable Students
Samya Brooks

Sammy Brooks is a 13-year-old volleyball and basketball player entering her eighth-grade year at Pontotoc Middle School. She has enjoyed playing basketball in the summer league tournament, where she is playing with high school-level kids. “Our program’s looking pretty good right now,” Brooks said. She said she likes to read and hang out with her friends, while also playing sports in her free time. “I’m a girl that likes to play sports and likes school,” Brooks said. She was also noted as a standout player during the 2017 Best of West Middle Schools Exposure Camp in Memphis, Tennessee. “'22 5'10 Samya Brooks Pontotoc, MS is a prospect to keep an eye on. Her physical presence in the paint is hard to match at her grade level,” as tweeted by a member of the camp.

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