The Pilgrimage Garden Club court will reign during the second half of Spring Pilgrimage.
The Pilgrimage Garden Club court will reign during the second half of Spring Pilgrimage.

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Pilgrimage Garden Club announces pageant court

Published 12:07am Sunday, February 23, 2014

Special to The Democrat

NATCHEZ — The Pilgrimage Garden Club has announced its 2014 royal court for the Historic Natchez Tableaux. The pages, maids and generals in the court will serve the Pilgrimage Garden Club’s king and queen during their reign in the upcoming Spring Pilgrimage.

Maids

Rose Katherine “Kerry” Shields Dicks

Rose Katherine “Kerry” Shields Dicks, the daughter of Grace Graning Dicks and the late Ian Balfour Dicks, is a 2011 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Graning Jr. of Ridgeland, Eleanor Burdeshaw of Bethesda, Md., the late Kelly Junkin Graning, the late Joan Balfour Payne and the late John Barber Dicks.

She is currently a student at Loyola University in New Orleans, where she is majoring in classical studies with an emphasis on archaeology. Kerry is a dean’s list student and was awarded the dean’s scholarship. She was also awarded the Bienvenue and the Barousse scholarships for upperclassmen.

Her hobbies include archaeology, Latin, writing and swimming.

Kerry’s past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Polka, the Wedding Tableau and the Picnic Tableau.

Martha Ann Ellard

Martha Ann Ellard, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ellard, is 2012 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ellard, Opal Vines and the late Reese Vines, all of Natchez.

She is currently a student at Mississippi State University where she is majoring in accounting. Marty is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, the Young Republicans and MSU Young Christians. She has been on the president’s list at MSU.

Her hobbies include hunting, cooking, reading traveling and outdoor activities.

Marty’s past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Polka Favor Girl, the Wedding Tableau, the Picnic Tableau, dancing as a Can-Can girl in the Showboat and in the Soiree for four years and dancing as Soiree Sweetheart her senior year.

Molly Alynne Feltus

Molly Alynne Feltus, the daughter of Lane Feltus and Becky Feltus, is a 2011graduate of Trinity Episcopal Day School.

She is the granddaughter of Betsy Feltus and the late Will Feltus, both of Natchez and Bill Wolfersheim and the late Barbara Wolfersheim, both of Traverse City, Mich.

Molly is currently a student at the Universtiy of Alabama where she is majoring in business. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, UA College Republicans, Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, the Sales and Marketing Association, the Alabama Management Society, Alabama Greek Missions and the Pre-Law Student Association. She is on the dean’s list and plans on attending graduate school at the University of Alabama.

Molly’s hobbies are running, target shooting, attending Crimson Tide football games and spending time with her friends.

Her past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Polka and a Can-Can dancer in the Showboat Tableau, in which she also danced as Fanny Elssler.

Emily Dixon Hall

Emily Dixon Hall, the daughter of Christina Hall and the late Dr. David G. Hall, is a 2011 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Bobby Hall and the late Joyce Hall, both of Natchez and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Womack of Jackson.

She is currently attending the University of Mississippi, where she is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She has been on both the dean’s and chancellor’s lists and plans on attending dental school upon graduation.

Emily is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, where she serves on their Girls Scout committee, as a Leap Frog tutor for second graders and as the academic excellence chairman and sisterhood chairman. She is a Provost Scholar, National Collegiate Scholar, Academic Excellence Scholarship winner and a Mississippi Eminent Scholar. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi honor/service Society, Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek honor Society, the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society and Tri Beta biology honor society.

Emily’s hobbies include tailgating in the Grove with friends and family, watching Ole Miss athletics, volunteering at the Oxford Humane Society, shopping, reading and playing with her dog Charlie.

Her past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Flower Girl in the Wedding Tableau, Placard Bearer, Picnic, Can-Can dancer in the Showboat and the Polka.

Madalyn Marie Kirkwood

Madalyn Marie Kirkwood, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kirkwood, is a 2011 graduate of Cathedral High School.

She is the granddaughter of Ann Marion and the late Don Marion both of Natchez and Sid Kirkwood and the late Billie Faye Kirkwood of Madisonville, Ky.

She is currently attending Louisiana State University where she is majoring in biochemistry. Maddie is a member of Chi Omega Sorority where she serves as the liaison for the “Sole Sisters,” benefitting Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge, and plays on the Chi Omega intramural soccer team.

She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, serving as vice president of communications; a member of LSU student government, serving as secretary for the College of Science; Phi Kappa Phi honor society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Pre-Dental Society and the Phi Beta Sigma society. She was awarded the LSU Board of Supervisors Academic Scholarship and the Doyle P. “Bubba” Spell Scholarship.

Maddie served as sophomore maid on the 2012 LSU Homecoming Court.

Her hobbies include playing soccer, running, traveling, biking and spending time with friends and family.

Her past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, Placard Bearer, Picnic, Can-Can dancer in the Showboat, Polka and court substitute.

Chesney Allison Petkovsek

Chesney Allison Petkovsek, the daughter of Charles Hayden Petkovsek III and Tawn Harrison, is a 2011 graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas.

She is the granddaughter of Shirley Petkovsek and the late Charles Hayden Petkovsek of Natchez and Roylynn Brocksch and John Brocksch.

She is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in geology with a minor in business.

She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and has been on both the dean’s list and chancellor’s list. In her free time Chesney enjoys music, traveling, French and art.

Her past Historic Natchez Pageant participation includes Little Maypole and the Picnic Tableau.

Helena Allison St. Clair

Helena Allison St. Clair, the daughter of Maureen Radzewicz and Fred St. Clair Jr., is a 2011 graduate of Trinity Episcopal Day School.

She is the granddaughter of the late Helen St. Clair and Fred St. Clair, both of Stevenson, Ala., the late Paul Radzewicz of Rolsten, N.J. and Ethel Radzewicz of McComb.

She is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is a double major in business marketing and hospitality management.

Helena is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, the Ole Miss Republicans and the Ole Miss Ambassadors for Southern Hospitality.

She enjoys volunteering at the Oxford Humane Society and cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels. Helena’s past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant was in the Big Maypole.

Catherine Cameron Willard

Catherine Cameron Willard, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Willard, is a 2011 graduate of Trinity Episcopal Day School.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Willard, James W. Overton, the late Bethany Lambdin Overton and the late Waldo P. Lambdin, all of Natchez.

Cami is currently attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she is majoring in psychology and political science. She is member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, the Pre-Law Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the College Republicans.

Her past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Polka Favor Girl, Big Maypole and Court Maid in 2013.

Generals

Phillip Clay Ballard

Phillip Clay Ballard, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John J. Ballard, and is a 2011 graduate of George Jenkins Sr. High School.

He is the grandson of Sallie J. Ballard of Natchez, Patricia Aguillard and Mr. and Mrs. Rayford G. Aguillard all of Lake Charles, La.

He is currently attending Polk State College where he is majoring in the physical therapy assistant program. He is active in the theater there and enjoys writing music, playing the piano and bass guitar and running cross country.

His past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, wheel roller in Showboat and Virginia Reel dancer in the Picnic.

Kenneth Parker Cavin

Kenneth Parker Cavin, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cavin, and is a 2011 graduate of Trinity Episcopal Day School.

He is the grandson of Dorothy Thompson of Natchez, the late Clande Cavin, the late Elizabeth Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Jensen all of Woodville.

He is currently attending the University of Louisiana where he is majoring in business.

Parker is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, he plays intermural soccer and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Natchez Masons where he is a Master Mason.

Cavin supports LSU sports and tailgating and enjoys fishing, hunting, kayaking and playing the guitar.

His past participation includes the Little Maypole.

Oran Lucan Cockerham

Oran Lucan Cockerham, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Cockerham, is a 2010 graduate of Lighthouse Christian Academy.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Tradewell of Vidalia and the late Henry and Leeora Cockerham of Ferriday.

He is currently attending the Louisiana State University where he is majoring in history and a minor in business administration.

He is a member of the Natchez Festival of Music and works a tour guide for Natchez Pilgrimage. Oran enjoys music, spending time with family and friends and his beagle, Mollie Brown. His past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes the Showboat and the Hunt.

Brent Matthew Gaudé

Brent Matthew Gaudé, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Gaudé, is a 2011 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ronald Gaudé and Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Vines, all of Natchez.

Brent is currently attending Mississippi State University where he is majoring in building construction science. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order where he serves as their recording secretary. Brent is also a member of the MSU American Building Contractors Chapter, the Construction Building and Science Honor Society and St. Mary Basilica.

He enjoys skeet shooting, hunting, fishing and soccer.

His past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Confederate Page, Big Maypole, wheel roller in the Showboat, Confederate Flag Runner, Drummer and Soiree Tableau for five years, in which he danced lead for three years.

Tyler Douglas Jordan

Tyler Douglas Jordan, the son of Lisa Jordan Dale and Ronny L. Jordan, is a 2011 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Josephine D. Young of Natchez, Billie Ann Smith of Atlanta, the late Claude Harrison Dillingham and the late Donald L Jordan.

Tyler has attended Delta State University, where he played on the football team, and is currently attending Mississippi State University, where he is majoring in business and finance.

He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, intramural soccer, volleyball, basketball and soccer at both Delta State University and also Mississippi State University. His hobbies include traveling, reading and he is an avid SEC sports fan.

Jordan’s past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant include Little Maypole, Ring Bearer in the Wedding Tableau, Big Maypole, Picnic, Polka, the Soiree and the Confederate Flag Runner.

Jacob Rance McKinney

Jacob Rance McKinney, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard McKinney, is a 2012 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Pevey, the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. McKinney and the late Sandra Brewer.

He currently attends Copiah-Lincoln Community College where he is majoring in nursing.

He is an Eagle Scout from Troop 158 in Natchez.

Jacob enjoys hunting, fishing, soccer and college sports, especially the Ole Miss Rebels.

His past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Big Maypole, wheel roller in the Showboat, the Indian, Frontiersman and the French Flag bearer in Raising of the Flag, Soriee for four years, in which he danced lead in 2012.

Tyler Joseph Morrison

Tyler Joseph Morrison, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy James Morrison, is a 2011 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of Jimmy Morrison and the late Joan Morrison both of Centre, Ala., and Kathryn Tidwell and the late Jessie Tidwell both of Dothan, Ala.

He is currently attending the University of Alabama where he is majoring in chemistry.

Tyler is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, the Alabama Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and St. Mary Basilica.

He enjoys fishing and following the University of Alabama football team.

His past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Big Maypole, Picnic, Soiree and Confederate General for the 2012 Court during the reign of his brother Jesse.

Steven Barlow Scarborough

Steven Barlow Scarborough, the son of Jan Scarborough and Dr. Bruce Scarborough, is a 2011 graduate of Cathedral High School.

He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Estess of Clinton and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Scarborough of Jackson.

He is currently attending Mississippi State University where he is majoring in business administration.

He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order and Trinity Episcopal Church. Steven is an avid golfer — with two hole-in-ones — and he also enjoys Mississippi State athletics and hanging out with his friends.

His past participation in the Historic Natchez Pageant includes Little Maypole, Court Page 2000, Virginia Reel, Fisher boy in the Showboat Tableau, Big Maypole, Indian Great Sun, Soiree dancer, Soiree Sweetheart 2011 and Confederate General for the 2012 Court during the reign of his sister Virginia.

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Sophia Grace Killelea

Sophia Grace Killelea is the daughter of Amy Baughman Killelea and the late Donald Edward Killelea Jr. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Donald Edward Killelea, Katherine Ferguson Killelea and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Greer Baughman III all of Natchez.

Sophia Grace is a kindergartner at Cathedral Elementary School. She is also a student at Natchez Ballet Academy. She enjoys Duncan Park tennis lessons and art projects.

Brady Callon Bubrig

Brady Callon Bubrig is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Darryl Bubrig of Baton Rouge. He is the grandson of Charlotte Brent of Madison, Mr. Sim C. Callon of Natchez and Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Bubrig Sr. of Belle Chase, La.

He is currently a kindergarten student at the Baton Rouge International School, an immersion language arts and science school. He is currently studying French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Brady’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and playing soccer.