Unnerving Fashion

Coach Leonard Howard, assistant football coach  at Brookwood High School for many years, is known for his pro football type looks (debonair) and his unfailing good nature.  I soon found out that as the doting father of two daughters as well as  devoted husband, he is in a good mood most of the time.  Magic Moment  staff members Taryn Barnett and Meredith Chastain were pleased to photograph his daughter Ashley’s wedding to her  high school sweetheart Alex Bernardon.  The burning question on our mind was how a devoted Bronco could hold a family wedding in October.  Coach Howard admitted that when wedding plans were announced he asked how they could plan a wedding during football season.  This observance was not appreciated, “None of the women would speak to me for a week,” he said.  However the rehearsal dinner occurred on a “BYE” night which almost made up for the fact that Ashley had just graduated from college on the night Brookwood played South Gwinnett.  Yes, he attended the Graduation and the women are speaking to him again.
A new school must begin traditions early and Lanier High School did so by electing its first ever Homecoming Court.  Principal Kerensa Wing was literally in the center of the celebration when the elegantly dressed nominees posed for a full Court photo.
At Grayson High School,  Homecoming Queen Margeaux Lacavera mimicked the tradition set by 2009 Queen Kathy Jones and posed in evening gown and her best sneakers. Column regular Nathan Dobbs was crowned Homecoming King at Grayson High School.  Because we celebrate all the many victories of the Dobbs family, we were thrilled. 
Over at Mill Creek High School Freshman Homecoming Prince and pivotal football athlete Carter Governale has sister Lauren Governale, a 2011 Senior, to share the joys and challenges of life at Mill Creek High School.   Lauren accepts her role as “taxi driver” to Carter until that time when she leaves for college—hopefully UGA .  Waiting in the wings is 10 year old brother Hunter.  We are looking forward to the day when Carter is chauffeuring Hunter around.
Cooper Clickner was in costume at Lovin Elementary School to remind us how cute Harry Potter was before he insisted on growing up.  Parents Beth and Chris of Lawrenceville enjoy their only child who has others interests such as PeeWee Baseball and Cub Scouts.   Cooper first had a Harry Potter Nintendo game and this was his gateway to his current enjoyment of  the books.
Certainly we noticed when the lovely Dacula Senior Alysha Bower attended her traditional
Senior drape photo session with her “Baby” in tow.  “Baby” is actually a computer that demands care in a random, unnerving fashion EXACTLY LIKE A REAL BABY.  Alysha, who takes this special course at Maxwell High, was up at 3:00 AM for thirty minutes  the night before when Computer Baby had a crying spell.  Computer Baby has sensors which cause it to display ALL the demanding behaviors of a real baby—crying, burping, hunger pangs, diaper emergencies.  The computer also tracks the care the student provides.
Meanwhile at the Dacula High School-South Gwinnett  game, the opposing cheer squads put team rivalry aside and the teams took turn showcasing pink Pom Poms as their part in October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.




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