Everybody is Somebody











Why do so many good stories feature a charming man holding a pair of shoes?  Okay, maybe just Cinderella.  However, at Archer Homecoming Dance, I did look across the room and smile at the unusual sight of a tall, blonde male in a tux carrying around a pair of pink satin pumps.  A little later I learned that Archer High School Football Captain Kristopher Hurley is the boyfriend of Volleyball Captain AND 2010 Homecoming Queen Nicole Nash.  Nicole and Kris have been friends since meeting as Freshman at Grayson High School.  Now Seniors at Archer they have been a couple for a year and enjoy spending time together at the “Rock” at Tribble Mill Park. 
A good Homecoming is also a celebration for groups of friends.  Archer student Jeffrey Pennington is seated and surrounded by longtime friends Zoe Noel,  Jacquie Smith, Nhayanka St. Georges, R ebecca Murnhahan and Gaelle Alexandre all in 10th grade.  The lone Freshman Alan Cowart is also a valued member of the group.  The group enjoys time spent playing  “Leno” and Hang Man and compete on a statewide level  as Bocce Ball players.
Over at Mountain View High School,  Kayla Moody and Drew Bollier were selected as Homecoming Queen and King.   Drew, the youngest of 4 sons, is probably not used to thinking himself as “King”.  His cornation was marked by his fellow nominees doing the famous fist pump ala Jersey Shore.
Kevin Maloof, of the legendary Maloof Coaching family, has an exciting football team this season over at Dacula High School.  Admitting I know NOTHING about football, I do listen to the “buzz” of each season.  Quarterback Rocky Capobianco, still a Junior, came along like many outstanding Gwinnett athletes—coached by Dad Vince Capobianco and now in the good hands of the Dacula Coaching staff.
A person in our world who makes good things happen is Stephen Price.  Stephen, currently the Director of Recreation at Snellville Baptist Church has been in Recreational Ministry for many years.  He is shown here with daughter Christina and Stephanie.  Now shown is wife Jan, a graduate of Parkview High School, eldest daughter Meredith, now at Gwinnett Tech and son Joshua, newly arrived in Iraq via the Air Force.
Softball at Grayson Athletic Association is always an opportunity for our staff of “Mostly Moms” to ooh and aah so we couldn’t miss 5 year old triplets Amber, Brooke and Taylor DuMay. Parents Tom and Sandy say the girls love swimming, riding bikes and the TV show “Wipe Out” and admit “You name it, they fight about it.”
In Grayson, the first ever Grayson Blues and Brews Festival was held.  A small part of the large crowd was composed of Grayson City Council members Mark Gordon  “the New Kid”, Laura Cone, Allison Wilkerson, Mayor Pro Tem  David Schroder (among his other titles: Magic Moment Photography Vice President of Operations, My Son-in-Law) and Mayor Jim Hinkle.  This event raised funds for the Grayson Downtown Development Authority.   Grayson-- once called “Gwinnett’s Best Kept Secret” --between national quality high school football and an ever more picturesque downtown, is now (my idea) “Grayson Where Everybody’s Somebody”—Oops that’s been done.






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