DHS alum named Shelton Homecoming Queen

1383608_10152064856985362_2104609772_n-1Demopolis High alum Yanna Johnson is the 2013 Homecoming Queen for Shelton State Community College.

“It really meant a lot to me. I am greatly appreciative of it,” Johnson, a member of the DHS Class of 2012 said of winning the distinction. “It’s a great honor knowing that I won Homecoming Queen. I prayed about it each day up until Tuesday night came because it was something I really wanted and I did what I had to do in order to win it along with a lot of support from others.”

Johnson was crowned Tuesday, Nov. 12.

“I never was on homecoming court in high school. That’s why It meant so much to me to win because It was something I never experienced before,” the Gallion native said.

The daughter of Al and Una Johnson and the granddaughter of Eddie and Elizabeth Ayers and Tommy McClain, Johnson fell in love with Shelton State when she took a campus tour during her senior year in high school.

1471825_691353807551174_160352603_n“The atmosphere and the people. When I first went to Shelton during my senior year for a tour the lady giving the tour made us feel so at home. I enjoyed being there and I started doing more research to find out more about the school and that’s when I found out about the Ambassador Scholarship and I applied for it, went through the interviews and became a Shelton State Ambassador,” Johnson said. “Being an Ambassador has really drawn me more closer with the other students and faculty and staff. It also has given me an opportunity to represent my school, which is one thing that I love to do. I love each and every moment at my school.

“Being an Ambassador I get to give tours and show off the school and what we have to offer. Being a student in Culinary Arts I enjoy learning about different foods and trying new things and also being a student in the Wellness Exercise program I have the opportunity to take workout classes to stay in shape and knock off some stress. So I enjoy every day at Shelton never a dull moment in my classes.”

1469910_10153521183365179_1357905698_nDuring her time at Shelton, Johnson has also earned the I.W. Mitchell Outstanding Technical Student Award and Normal C. Cephus Special Achievement Award.

“After I leave Shelton I plan on either continuing my education in Hospitality Management or going into the workforce working as a Chef,” Johnson said. “I really would like to come back to Shelton later on in life to be an instructor in Culinary Arts with the baking department.”