Beau Brock Alvin Carter Anderson
Beau Brock Alvin Carter Anderson is the son of Mr. David and Dr. Allena Anderson. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin & Wylena Carter and Mr. & Mrs. W.D. Anderson. Brock has one brother, Tre, who was presented in the 2018 Beautillion.
Brock is a senior at Townview Law Magnet, where he maintains a 3.67 Grade Point Average. In addition to his high academic honors, Brock earned a superior SAT score, scoring in the 83rd percentile. Throughout his high school career, Brock has held a number of leadership roles. He serves on the Mock Trial team, where he conducts research for the Innocence Project, which exonerates the wrongfully convicted and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices.
Brock is the Senior Teen President of the Dallas Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Brock has been a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. for 14 years, where he has served in the following leadership roles: Sr. Teen President, Jr. Teen President, Sergeant at Arms, and Teen Delegate.
Brock has played football since he was 4 years old. He is most proud of playing on the varsity team at Bishop Dunne during his freshman year and winning the state title. He is a member of the Link Crew Mentoring Program, where he mentors freshman students transitioning to high school. Brock is the owner of Pro Football Gear, an online athletic clothing line that sells football clothes and accessories. Brock also works as the Property Technician for Anderson Property Group, where he does maintenance on rental properties and regular property checks.
Brock attends Concord Church where he is involved in the youth ministry. In his spare time, Brock enjoys cooking. He is affectionately known as the Pit Boss, because he has mastered smoking brisket, burnt ends and ribs.
Brock has been accepted to dozens of colleges, with several offering full ride scholarships. Upon graduation, Brock will attend Hampton University, where he plans to major in Biology. His career aspirations include becoming an Orthodontist and one day opening his own practice.
Brock is escorted by Belle Chloé Madison Grinnell, daughter of Mr. Nevin Grinnell and Ms. Tasha Leilani Stringer Grinnell. Chloé is a fourteen-year member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. Chloé is a sophomore at The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas.
Beau Andrew Brown
Beau Andrew Brown is the son of Mr. Darryl Brown Sr. and Ms. Jean Ann Powers. He is the grandson of Mr. Thomas Brown and Mrs. Margaret Brown, both deceased. He is the maternal grandson of the late Mr. Edward Powers and Ms. Virginia Powers. Andrew has one brother, Darryl Brown Jr, who was presented in the 2020 Beautillion. He has an older sister Sarah Pedersen, and a niece Lena, whom he adores.
Andrew is a senior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, where he has been building a strong academic base for a career in Computer Science/Engineering. Andrew worked diligently after underperforming freshman year to build a GPA of 3.2 with a 1290 on the SAT test. He earned a place on the honor roll the last 2 semesters. Andrew is a captain on the varsity dive team, a varsity track and field athlete, and a member of both the Robotics and Racial Justice clubs at Jesuit.
Andrew’s family admires his optimism, sense of humor, intelligence, athleticism, and most of all his care and concern for others. He has been a very active youth at First Unitarian Church of Dallas since he was a young child. He now participates in teen youth group leadership, where he helps lead meetings and plan events. Andrew is a very outgoing and kind person, who is not afraid to be himself while making others comfortable with who they are. In his spare time, Andrew loves to game and stream with his friends, work out in the gym, attend social events and play with his dogs.
Andrew embodies his school’s motto “Men for Others.” He has given back to his community through service projects such as Meals on Wheels, tutoring at the Notre Dame School of Dallas, and volunteering his time and efforts at Cristo Rey School in Dallas. Andrew is awaiting decisions from the colleges and universities to which he applied. He hopes to attend Howard University or Fordham University.
Andrew is escorted by Belle Nia Wright. Nia Simone Wright is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Wright. She is a junior at Wylie High School. She has been a member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated for fifteen years.
Beau Samuel Darnell Brown, Jr
Beau Samuel Darnell Brown, Jr. is the son of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Legacy Member, Mr. Samuel Brown and Mrs. Timika Wilson. He is the maternal grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lee and Carolyn Crawford and the paternal grandson of the late Mr. Samuel Brown, who is survived by his wife, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Associate Mrs. O’Shelia Brown. He is the oldest of his siblings, Amira and Kingston.
Samuel attends Centennial High School in Frisco and has enjoyed many extracurricular activities over the years such as football and track. He’s also participated in several organizations which include the Black Student Union and Spanish Club.
As a sixteen-year member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Samuel participates in community service activities such as feeding the homeless, volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank and the Mayor’s Back to School Fair. Samuel also takes part in the annual Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Samuel L. Brown Golf Tournament in honor of his late grandfather. He is a member of Concord Church and his favorite scripture is Joshua 1:9 which states, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
After high school, Samuel has many options as to where to continue his education. He has applied to several in-state universities including University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, Prairie View A&M and Texas Tech to name a few. He has been accepted to Cal State University Northridge and invited to enroll in their Honors College. Samuel plans to major in Computer Science and continue his love of technology. After college, Sam plans to work in the family business at BMA Systems and begin his journey to start his own Tech company.
Sam is escorted by Belle Kaylee Brooklyn Odom, daughter of Reginald and Kayla Odom. Kaylee is a fifteen-year member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She attends Sunnyvale High School and plans to attend Prairie View A&M University in the fall and major in Education. Kaylee intends to pursue a career as a math teacher.
Beau Bradford Christian Butler
Bradford “Ford” Christian Butler is the son of Reverend Richie Butler and Mrs. Neisha Strambler-Butler. He is the grandson of Mr. Ken Moten and Mrs. Elvira Moten and Mrs. Erma Butler. He has one sister, Emily, who was a Belle in the 2019 Beautillion. Ford is a senior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, where he was a varsity letterman in football and track. He earned district honors in football and has received several scholarship offers. For his leadership on and off-the-field, Ford was voted by his teammates to serve on the varsity football team’s leadership council. Ford also earned district and area honors in track. He and his team broke school records in the 4X100 and 4X200 relays. Ford was named Jesuit’s track and field MVP for his performance. During his time at Jesuit, Ford has also been a part of the Jesuit JV basketball team and Jesuit choir.
In addition to being an athlete, Ford affirms Jesuit’s mission statement of “Men for Others.” Ford was a recipient of the Fredrick Douglass award which is given to students who are advocates for social justice among their peer group. He earned this award by effectively communicating about racial and political issues with his peers. Ford is also a mentor for underclassmen at his high school and has spent countless hours doing community service while attending Jesuit. Lastly, Ford attends St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church where he participates in the Youth Ministry.
In his spare time, Ford likes playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Ford prides himself on being comfortable in his skin. He does not feel pressured to conform to others. Instead, he chooses to focus on being the person God has called him to be and doing the things God has called him to do.
Ford is a five-year member of the Northeast Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Ford hopes to attend Morehouse College next fall where he will pursue a degree in Marketing.
Ford is escorted by Belle Peyton George, daughter of Ms. Karen Saddler. She is a senior at Booker T. Washington High School. Peyton will attend Howard University in Washington, DC next fall where she will major in Dance and International Business.
Beau Nigel Steward Cole
Beau Nigel Stewart Cole is the son of Mr. Earnest Cole and Ms. Elaine Cole. He is the grandson of the late Mr. Artest and Rosemary Cole. He is the maternal grandson of the late Rev. Claudie McKnight and Mrs. Elmira Carter. He has two sisters, Ms. Demetrius Applewhite and Ms. Nia Simone Cole, who was a Belle in the 2020 Beautillion.
Nigel is a senior at the Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services Magnet School at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in Dallas. To culminate his academic studies, Nigel has completed an education practice teaching students in early education and is currently tutoring middle school students as an intern at the Hilltop Tutoring Center. With his outgoing personality, Nigel was voted Senior High School Homecoming King by his peers and teachers.
In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Nigel enjoys a number of extracurricular activities. He plays varsity golf and varsity basketball. In his early years, Nigel enjoyed debate, won oratory contests, and played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball. He is the epitome of a hardworking and well-rounded student who maintained a part-time job during both his junior and senior years. In his spare time, Nigel enjoys hanging out with friends, modeling, and creating videos. An entrepreneur at heart, Nigel plans to develop his own fashion brand.
Nigel is a four-year member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., where he has given back to his community through a number of service projects, including neighborhood clean-ups for the elderly, visiting nursing home residents, feeding the hungry, and several projects to serve the homeless. Nigel attends St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church with his family.
Nigel has applied to several universities, and to-date he has received admission offers from Michigan State University and Southern University A&M College. He will make a college decision once final offers are received. Upon graduation, Nigel plans to pursue a degree in Engineering and Business.
Nigel is escorted by Belle Ziya Ja’Mese Sims, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus and Rosalynn Sims. She is a senior at Plano West High School. Ziya is considering Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia or Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas as her college choices. She plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing followed by a Physician Assistant Master’s degree.
Beau Bryce Alexander Dellinger
Beau Bryce Alexander Dellinger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Mahisha Dellinger. He is the grandson of the late Mr. David Vernon and Mrs. Toni Conley. He is the paternal grandson of Mrs. Ann and Mr. James Dellinger. Bryce has three sisters Kiana, Isabella, & Kennedy Dellinger.
Bryce is a senior at Frisco High School where he actively participates in both the Debate Club, Anime Club, as well as, eSports. He is an avid gamer and has created a YouTube channel dedicated to reviewing and ranking top games for his fans. His interests in video programming, production and editing have led him to pursue a career in video production post-graduation. Bryce will attend the University of Southern California Cinematic Arts program in the summer of 2022. In his junior school years, Bryce played football for Staley Middle School.
Bryce is regarded by friends and family as a methodical thinker, inquisitive soul, and a history buff. World War II and Holocaust history piqued his interest from an early age. Today, Bryce has taken interest in the Metaverse and is exploring the multitude of technologies.
Bryce is an active member of the Greater Frisco Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. From the age of 5 years old, Bryce has partnered with CURLS Beauty Brands, which was founded by his mother, in feeding and clothing disenfranchised United States citizens across the nation.
Bryce is an active member of the Greater Frisco Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. and enjoys serving his community in many capacities. From fundraising and volunteering, to feeding the homeless and supporting various Dallas nonprofit organizations, Bryce is not afraid to roll his sleeves up and work. The Dellinger family are members of The Potter’s House of North Dallas.
Bryce is escorted by Belle Kennedy Carter, the daughter of Pastor Bryan and Mrs. Stephanie Carter. Kennedy is a junior at The Oakridge School. She is a ten-year member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Kennedy currently serves as the Foundation Chair.
Beau Ryan Marcel Murphy Evans
Beau Ryan Marcel Murphy Evans is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sean Evans. He is the grandson of Mr. Maurice James Evans and Mr. Thomas and Viola Carter. He is the maternal grandson of Mr. Andre and Rev. Dr. Frances Draper, past president of the Baltimore Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. He has two sisters, Blake Alese Murphy Evans and Paige Colae Murphy Evans.
Ryan is a senior at Grace Preparatory Academy, where he serves as the percussionist for the high school worship team. During his years in school, he has been a member of the debate team, an actor with the theater arts program, a member of the business club, managed the varsity basketball team, and played on the varsity football team. In his earlier school years, Ryan played football and basketball with the Canterbury Cougars.
Ryan is known for his boldness when speaking publicly and his strong personal convictions. His most recent honors include receiving the Spiritual Leader Award for the 2021-2022 varsity football team. He also received actor of the year for his performance as Prince Charming in the play, Cinderella. During his high school career, Ryan, whose stage name is Marcel, was selected as one of the top 50 musicians in the DFW area for Kirk Franklin’s music camp, Camp Lotus.
In October 2020, Ryan wrote, produced, mixed, mastered, self-released, and self-promoted his first single, “Ready.” In November of the same year, he did it again with his second release, “Fakes.” In the summer of 2021, Ryan had the opportunity to open for Grammy award winning artist, Lecrae, during Summer Jam. On October 3, 2021, Ryan released an EP, The End of the Beginning.
Ryan attends Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship regularly with his family, where he formerly served as a youth leader with F.U.S.E. Currently, he is an active participant in the Next Level Youth Ministry at OCBF. Ryan and his family have served at Mission Arlington. He has also served at Youth World through OCBF Church. As a member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Ryan collected and packed items for those less fortunate.
Ryan is a confident yet humble young man who enjoys spending time with his family, making lasting memories with a tight circle of friends, and living every moment to the fullest. His mantra in life is to add to the congregation not preach to the choir; to attain and maintain the lifestyle he wants while staying grounded in God and staying true to himself. Ryan will attend Liberty University in the fall to pursue a degree in Commercial Music with an artist track.
Ryan is escorted by Belle Morgan Price, daughter of the late Christopher and Marsha Price. Morgan is a senior at Coppell High School and a seven-year member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Morgan has received several full gymnastics scholarship offers.
Beau Brodric Michael Houston
Beau Brodric Michael Houston is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Houston. He is the grandson of Mr. Tommy and Mrs. Carolyn Houston. He is the maternal grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Jerri Bradley. Brodric has an older sister, Brianna, and an older brother, Bryson who was presented in the 2017 Beautillion.
Brodric is a senior at the Greenhill School, where he participates in multiple organizations and groups. He is a captain of the varsity football and varsity track and field team. He is the Vice-president of the Greenhill Christian Student Coalition Club where he leads a weekly Bible study with his peers. Throughout his high school years, Brodric has been a Hill Guide for prospective students and families entering Greenhill.
Outside of school, Brodric is very involved in the community. He has volunteered at United to Learn, MetroCrest Services, the North Texas Food Bank, and the YMCA. Brodric attends Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church where he is part of the youth ministry. In his spare time, Brodric likes relaxing with friends or watching sport debate television shows. If anyone needs to know a statistic about any professional sport, Brodric can usually provide the answer. His love for sports and offering his opinion is why he wants to become a sports broadcaster in the future.
Brodric has not decided where he will attend college but will major in journalism with a minor in
African American Studies.
Brodric prides himself on his integrity, honesty, and faith, ideals that he credits his parents with instilling in him from a very young age. Brodric believes that in order to succeed we must walk by faith and not by sight. He keeps God number one and that will for sure take him far in life.
Brodric is escorted by Belle Morgan Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Brooks. She is a member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Morgan is a junior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts conservatory.
Beau Johnathan Shamar James
Beau Johnathan Shamar James is the son of Mr. Rodney James and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Parham. He is the maternal grandson of Rev. and Mrs. Ned Armstrong Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mitchell. He is the paternal grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John James and Ms. Twila Brown. He has two sisters, Dr. Brooke Johnson, and Ms. Riley James. Beau Johnathan James has two aunts: Ms. Elizabeth and Andraya Mitchell, and three uncles: Mr. Nedric, Nathan, and Noah Armstrong who were presented by the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in previous Beautillions.
Johnathan is a senior at Duncanville High School, where he is focused on business to lay a foundation for his future career as a CEO of a Fortune 500 company and venture capitalist. During high school he has been a part of many clubs and activities such as, Black Leadership Alliance, the Debate Team, Business Professionals of America, DECA, and most recently the third best swim team in the district, the Duncanville Swim Team.
Johnathan is considered by family and teachers as joyful, honest, and a deep thinker. His mother taught him several things such as how to be independent and to make good decisions, but most of all she taught him to trust God in all things. Johnathan’s favorite scripture is “I am fearfully and wonderfully made,” Psalms 139:14. This reminds Johnathan that God made him a perfect fit for his parents.
In Johnathan’s spare time he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games. He serves as a church youth leader at Concord Church Dallas. Johnathan considers himself an imperfectly, perfect gentleman. He possesses the belief that no one is perfect, but he is working daily to be the best form of “perfect” God created him to be.
He will attend a historically Black college or university in the fall majoring in business finance.
Johnathan is escorted by Belle Amber Denise Scott, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Alfonza Scott. Amber attends Life High School Waxahachie. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin majoring in education.
Beau Chase Eugene Mason Kennedy
Beau Chase Eugene Mason Kennedy is the son of Ms. Eugenia Michayla Kennedy. He is the grandson of the late Mr. Eugene Kennedy Sr. and Mrs. Mary Mason.
Kennedy is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) where he participates in the Psychology Club, Black Student Union, and the Young Men’s Service League. His favorite subjects are AP Physics and Statistics. Earlier in his tenure as an ESD Eagle, Chase was also a member of the orchestra and Spanish clubs. Outside of ESD, Chase is involved with the youth group Omega Sparks and Top Teens of America.
Chase is an active member of Friendship-West Baptist Church where he is a member of the Young Men’s Ministry -Disciples in Ongoing Preparation (D.I.O.P). Chase understands becoming a man means assuming responsibility for his life and holding steadfastly onto the valuable character traits and lessons instilled by his family and community. Beau Kennedy’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
As an alumnus of St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Chase was introduced to service-learning at an early age. He feels community service is essential and serving others has allowed Chase to learn to have a greater active involvement in his own life and community.
Chase’s hard work and dedication earned him selections to the All-State Southwest Preparatory Conference teams for football and basketball. Recognized for his unselfish commitment to fellow players, and exemplary leadership skills, Beau Kennedy was named The Episcopal School of Dallas’ Athlete of the Year. As a result of his performance on the football field, Chase earned a full scholarship to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Eager to fulfill his God-given purpose, Chase will ensure his academic and athletic talents result in history-making accomplishments.
In his spare time, Chase enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing video games, reading, listening to music, and attending athletic events. He would like to thank his family, friends, and well-wishers for supporting him through this passage into manhood and society.
Chase is escorted by Belle Jordan Tarpeh, a senior at The Greenhill School, and the daughter of Ms. Tonya Tarpeh. Jordan is a fourteen-year member of the Southwest Suburban Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She currently serves as the South Central Regional Teen Legislative Chair. She plans to attend university in the fall and major in biology.
Beau Olayinka Virden Lamikanra
Beau Olayinka (Yinka) Virden Lamikanra is the son of Drs. Olusola and Anna E. Lamikanra. He is the paternal grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.C.A. and Elizabeth Lamikanra (Osun State, Nigeria) and the maternal grandson of Drs. Virden (late) and Adeline L. Evans, Tallahassee, Florida. Yinka has three older siblings: Dr. Yemi Lamikanra-Ijamikinwa, Ms. Adebola Lamikanra, Esquire, and Mr. Femi Lamikanra.
Yinka is a senior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, where he is team captain of varsity rugby. He was a member of the 2021 Sebastian’s Cup State Championship. This feat earned him a championship ring. He is a member of Minorities in Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS) and the National Society of Black Engineers, Jr., where he has served twice as the president. Yinka enjoys scientific research and has been a trainee with DLC STEM-Prep. He has successfully completed research at University of Washington, Seattle, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pennsylvania. This summer he will go to the University of Oregon to work with his medical mentor, Dr. Jonathan Brody.
During his years in school, he has been part of the Multicultural Club, Mandarin Club, Musicians Union Club, and the Soccer Club. He enjoys community service opportunities and has prepared breakfast for Manna for Others, delivered lunches with Meals on Wheels, and served as a recreation aide for the Notre Dame School of Dallas. Last year, Yinka participated in the Waco Homeless Immersion Program. In his earlier school years, Yinka played freshman football with Jesuit Dallas and several other community football teams, as well.
He has participated with some national rugby programs and was on the EIRA western team for summer 2021. Yinka will play with the rugby league Gorilla Rugby this spring in the Tropical Sevens to be held in Tampa, Florida. Considered by his family and teachers as a global thinker, Yinka has visited many international destinations. When asked about talking in class about visiting historical landmarks he says at some point it seems like I am bragging. So, he often prefers to not explain. On his recent trip to Kenya, he spent time at the Maasai Mara, where he observed the natural habitats of the big five; visited the giraffe and elephant orphanages; had breakfast with the hippos and journeyed to Ft. Mombasa. Yinka states that learning about the slave trade from East Africa was most eye-opening.
Yinka attended Elementary School No. 2 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China for a semester. This opportunity to learn about the culture and people of China left an indelible imprint on his decision to take Mandarin as a foreign language. This experience in China and the Nigerian internship with Blazing Trails International with children with disabilities helped him decide to pursue a career as a pediatrician. He firmly believes that children need medical advocates who care that they receive the best medical advice and care. He plans on working in communities where medical care is scarce. He is unsure where he will attend college next year but will pursue a degree plan that will help him toward becoming a pediatrician.
Yinka attends Friendship Baptist Church of The Colony, Texas with his family where he participates in Sunday School. He is also a fifteen-year member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and is the current Dallas Chapter Senior Teen Chaplain. Yinka participated in the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy, where he is the CMO for Untangles, LLC.
Yinka is escorted by Belle Marley Symone Frazier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marlon and Veretta Frazier. She is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas and plans to attend Spelman College in the fall where she will study psychology. Marley has been a member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. for fourteen years.
Beau Adam Metze
Beau Adam Metze is the son of Judge Kim Cooks. He is the maternal grandson of the late Retired Master Sergeant Samuel Cooks and Ok Nan Cooks.
Adam is a senior honor roll student at South Grand Prairie High School, where he is a member of the varsity basketball team. Prior to high school he was a member of the Junior National Honor Society. After being in high school, he was inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars.
Adam is known as an intelligent, kind, gentleman with a huge heart. He has always been very mature for his age and has relied on his favorite Bible verse Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me”.
Adam has been a member of Friendship-West Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Frederick Douglas Haynes, III, since age three. He has been a member of the youth choir and youth ministry.
In his spare time, Adam works as a youth basketball referee and he loves being in the gym either practicing basketball or working out. Adam considers himself as a young man who will do remarkable things in life. He believes that maintaining great character leads to a great reputation in the eyes of God and with people.
Adam is a sixteen-year member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and a fourteen-year member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Adam has received awards for being an All-Tournament Basketball Player, Excellent Community Service and for being the Best Creative Cook.
Adam has been admitted to numerous colleges and will decide after he visits the colleges. Adam will be pursuing a degree in finance with a minor in business management. He plans on earning a law degree and working as a sports agent with a specific emphasis on the financial growth of athletes.
Adam is escorted by Belle Lauren Watkins, daughter of Annette Jackson Anderson and Myron Hinton Watkins Jr. Lauren is a senior at Booker T. Washington High School and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she will be pursuing a degree in international relations with a minor in legal studies and history.
Beau Cole David Patin
Beau Cole David Patin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Patin. He is the paternal grandson of Mrs. Mary Gaudet Patin and Dr. and Mrs. Merrill Patin. He is the maternal grandson of Mrs. Euranie DeLaRose Williams and the late Mr. Rufus LaMar Williams, Jr. His two younger brothers are Carson and Chad Patin.
Cole is a senior at DeSoto High School. During his time there, he has enjoyed both scholarly and athletic pursuits. Cole has also participated in the Dallas All Stars Developmental School for Youth in leadership and career readiness. He has participated in basketball, track, and football.
Cole’s family and teachers have considered Cole to be a problem solver and critical thinker. He is creative, athletically inclined and team oriented. He has been the recipient of awards for Christian witness, AB honor roll, leadership, basketball and track.
Cole is a member of the Knights of Columbus Columbian Squires and the Alpha Rho Chapter of the Kudos, where he has given back to the community by volunteering to help the elderly and disabled at church and in nursing homes. He has also participated in various food and clothing drives. Cole has also enjoyed working on neighborhood and park beautification projects.
In his spare time, Cole likes to be creative with graphic design and video. He also enjoys listening to music, roller skating and gaming with his friends. Cole considers himself to be a kind-spirited young man with grit and resilience. His pride and perseverance give him momentum to not give up when facing adversity and focuses himself on achieving excellence in his endeavors.
Cole has not committed to a college yet, but will pursue a degree in computer science and a career as a computer engineer.
Cole is escorted by Belle Elle Chavis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Chavis. She is a junior at The Hockaday School. Elle has been a member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. for fourteen years. She currently holds the position of Regional Teen Programing Chair on the Jack and Jill South Central Regional Teen Board.
Beau Jaden Miles Pierre
Beau Jaden Miles Pierre is the son of Lt. Col. Marcus John & Dr. Yvette Whitney Pierre. He is the grandson of Mrs. Marian H. Pierre and the late Mr. Marcus Pierre. He is the maternal grandson of Mr. Rodney C. Whitney Sr. and the late Mrs. Nedra Boyd Whitney. He is an only child, and is the first in his family presented in a Beautillion.
Jaden is a senior at the School for the Talented & Gifted at Townview, where he participates in a plethora of extracurricular activities. First and foremost, he is the drum major of the “Big D Marching Band” which has received numerous awards that include superior rankings at the Regional UIL level. In addition to being a drum major in the marching program, he is also the first chair of the jazz, symphonic, and pep bands where he masterfully serenades listeners with the trumpet. Furthermore, he also participates in the choir program at his school, where he now acts as the lead baritone of the bass section. Throughout his music career Jaden has received superior rankings on all solos and ensembles that he’s participated in at the city, region, and state levels.
Thought to be one of the next revolutionaries of his field, Jaden is a NASA SEES intern, where he was the lead experimentation scientist on the Covid-19 vaccine team in the summer of 2020. Further, Jaden was a design engineer for the spacecraft and habitation modules that will be used for the upcoming Artemis Lunar missions and the first ever human Mars expedition, in the summer of 2021. He is a National African American Scholar, an Advanced Placement Scholar, and a recipient of the Gold level of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, where he has completed over 100 hours of community service. Jaden is an eleven-year member of Oak Cliff Bible Study Fellowship and a twelve-year member of Bible Study Fellowship International, where he and others participate in collaborative discussion to deepen their understanding of God’s word. He is his school’s Homecoming King. As the Parliamentarian on his school’s student body council, he worked to get mental health resources and proper diversity training for his school during the political and social strife following the murder of George Floyd. In addition, he is also the head of the prom committee. He is the former Plano chapter President of the National Society for Black Engineers Jr., and was chosen to attend the national conference for the aforementioned organization for demonstrated leadership in the STEM fields.
In his free time, Jaden enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction works of literature to expand his world view, and adores both cooking and eating new meals to elevate his culinary skills to the next level. His favorite cuisine to both create and consume is that of the French variety. He is still weighing his options for college between the full ride offers to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in astronautical engineering. Jaden plans to eventually join the astronaut corps and work in space exploration. Beau Jaden is thankful for all of the opportunities and outpouring of support that he has received and knows that the sky is just the beginning.
Jaden is escorted by Belle Hannah Rachelle Wesley, daughter of Mr. Kevin Wesley and Mrs. Rockwell Stewart. Hannah is a senior at the Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and pursue a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
Beau Alexander Julian Quinn
Beau Alexander Julian Quinn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terrell D. Quinn. He is the maternal grandson of the late Mr. Clyde V. Warner and Mrs. Mary Warner, and the paternal grandson of the late Mr. James and late Mrs. Billie Jean Quinn. Alexander is the older brother to Ahnali Quinn.
Alexander is a senior at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas. During Alexander’s tenure at Plano West, he focused much of his time on academics and the men’s varsity soccer team. He was a varsity letterman and received All-District team honors his sophomore year. Due to his MLS Next Solar Soccer team obligations, he could no longer play for the team, however he continued his support by serving as the varsity team manager his junior year, and he still supports them by attending games as his schedule permits. Alexander was selected as a scholar for the College Board, National African American Recognition Program for his academic achievements.
In his spare time, Alexander likes to play musical instruments, produce music, play soccer, and hang out with family and friends. Alexander has been very involved in the community over the years. He has dedicated his time volunteering as a teen court juror for the city of Plano over the last four years. He has also volunteered at Minnie’s Food Pantry, Lovepacs Plano and local churches within the North Texas communities. He is a member of ONE Community Church in Plano, Texas.
Alexander has been a member of the North Suburban Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., for thirteen years, serving as Teen Sergeant at Arms, Teen Technology Chair and currently serving as the Teen Vice President, Teen Membership Chair and Teen Program Director. Alexander has been recognized for his outstanding leadership over the years. Alexander has attended multiple South Central Region Teen Conferences. In 2021, he placed first in the instrumental competition. Alexander plans to attend college in the fall, majoring in business with a minor in music.
Alexander is escorted by Belle Leah E. Roane, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mer Roane. Leah is a senior at Heritage High School. Leah is a sixteen-year member of the North Suburban Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and she is currently the Teen President. In the fall, Leah plans to attend Kansas State on an academic scholarship.
Beau Sidney Lenier Richmond, IV
Beau Sidney Lenier Richmond, IV is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Sidney L. Richmond, III. He is the maternal grandson of Ms. Gwendolyn Caples and Mr. J. H. Ratliff, and the paternal grandson of Ms. Maple Gaines and the late Mr. Sidney L. Richmond, Jr. Sidney is the older brother to his sister Simone Lee Richmond.
He is a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Dallas, Texas. Sidney is very active in the Theater Conservatory where his experiences include acting, set crew, and stage management. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Black Student Union. Not only does he shine in theater, but he also has very strong academics. He has participated in summer accredited engineering programs throughout high school. Some of those schools include: Georgia Institute of Technology, Tulane University, and Southern Methodist University. He currently holds sixteen college credits.
If Sidney is not on set, taping, or rehearsing, then he is enjoying his leisure time with family and close friends. He loves trying new restaurants, traveling, video editing, skateboarding, and playing video games. He also has been found volunteering as a student aide assisting children ages 2- 5 with speaking Spanish, packing boxes for Lovepacs, helping at Minnie’s Food Pantry, and collecting shoes for Sole4Souls charity.
Sidney is a twelve-year active member of the North Suburban Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. He has previously served two consecutive terms as the Teen Treasurer, attended “On the Hill” in Washington, DC and Regional Teen Conferences. He has received the Outstanding Leadership Award as well as recognition for Achievement in Fine Arts.
Sidney is fortunate to have two career paths that interest him, acting and engineering. Sidney plans to continue his passion for acting, stage management and the theater while in college. His past participation in the National Student Leadership Conference sparked his interest to continue leadership development opportunities on a national and global level while in college. In the fall, Sidney plans to attend college majoring in business and computer engineering. He has already been accepted to the University of Arizona, LSU, Morehouse College, and Howard University.
Sidney is escorted by Belle Lana E. H. Lewis, the daughter of Mr. Peter Lewis and Ms. Willow Sanchez. Lana is a Junior in the Visual Arts Conservatory at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Lana is a fifteen-year member of the North Suburban Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill ofAmerica, Incorporated.
Beau Mason John Smith
Beau Mason John Smith is the son of Mr. Virgil and Dr. Christie C. Smith. He is the paternal grandson of the late Mr. John and Mrs. Stella Smith. He is the maternal grandson of Mr. Raymond and Ms. Velma Horace. He has one sister, Madison C. Smith.
Mason is a senior at Flower Mound High School. He is a bright and eager learner who brings insight, enthusiasm, and cultural awareness to his classes, living environment, and community at large. Teachers describe Mason as being diligent, cooperative, kind, intelligent and responsible. He always tries his best in all areas, seeking to continually challenge himself. Mason is a former football player and varsity wrestler, and received a Jammin’ Jag award for his people skills and being a charismatic leader. He was accepted into the National Society of Leadership and Success due to his high academic performance.
Mason is a nine-year member and the current president of the North Texas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. He has traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers to advocate for equity in education. At that summit, he shared his personal story with grit and fearless courage. Mason is a person of exceptional determination and character. It is not in his constitution to ever quit when faced with a difficult situation. He is able to focus on problems with intensity and is unafraid of a challenge.
One of Mason’s outstanding personality traits is his ability to perform well under pressure. He is able to remain calm in stressful situations, giving himself the opportunity to step back and view the problem from different angles and formulate the best possible solution. Mason approaches situations logically, pursuing his desired outcome with confidence. In fact, Mason is a young man of many talents. He is an advocate; he is a volunteer; he is an apprentice; and he is an athlete. He is also the person who can assemble anything from a new television system to patio furniture! He is truly every mother’s dream.
Mason worked with the Youth Ministry, at his home church, Real World Ministries. He instructed children on the importance of the flag ministry and taught classes on the power of forgiveness and kindness.
Mason is the Executive Assistant at his family-owned financial services firm, HV Capital. In this role, Mason analyzes and supports investment research, taxes, financial planning, new companies, and consulting. He is encouraged to learn as much knowledge and grit as he can from his father. He looks forward to a future where new opportunities for digital ownership in the metaverse will become an investment opportunity. In his free time, Mason likes to play video games, watch movies, workout, and hang out with his friends.
Mason has been accepted into Prairie View A&M University, Xavier University, Morehouse College, Grambling University, Lynn University, Southern University, Florida A&M University, and University of Arkansas Pine Bluff with multiple scholarship offers. Mason is excited to attend an HBCU and plans to major in business administration with a concentration in economics and minor in computer science. With the knowledge and business strategies Mason will learn from college and his father, he plans to become the CEO of HV Capital.
Mason is escorted by Belle Kyla Rounsoville, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Walter and DJameal Rounsoville. Kyla has been a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. since 2013 and currently serves as Dallas Chapter SeniorTeen Secretary.
Beau Todd Michael Walter Stansberry
Beau Todd Michael Walter Stansberry Jr. is the son of Mrs. Monica Stansberry and Mr. Todd Stansberry Sr. He is the paternal grandson of Errol and Diann Stansberry, a former Jack and Jill participant as well as a maternal grandson to Jessie McDaniel and the late Walter McDaniel. He has a brother, Bryce.
Todd is a senior at Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet at Townview Center. Before transferring junior year, he had attended CityLab High School, an Architect and Design choice school. There he was elected Ninth-Grade Student of the Year by his teachers and peers. Todd has been in the award-winning Big D Marching Band for all four years of high school, and is currently low brass section leader for Trombones, Baritones, and Tubas. He has scored a “1” in DISD Solo & Ensemble, and though he maintains a rigorous practice schedule, Todd remains on the A/B honor roll. Since middle school Todd has been a busy body, playing different sports, namely, football, soccer, wrestling, and shotput, playing under the Bishop Dunne Falcons. His favorite clubs were the Environmental Club and the Animal Appreciation Club, always showing a love for the earth and both humanity and all of God’s creations.
Todd continues his work in the community. For the past two years, Todd and his family have been proud foster parents with the SPCA and Dallas Animal Services. Furthermore, Todd currently works as an intern at CitySquare for several hours a week, helping prepare the facility for food distribution for those in need. He is also proud of his work with the Friends of Oak Cliff and the Dallas Parks Department whose mission is to beautify the parks and plant trees across Oak Cliff.
Todd is unsure where he is going to college, but he plans to spend a semester or two in the community volunteering with AmeriCorps and then attending and graduating from one of the many prestigious HBCUs.
Todd is escorted by Belle Jillian Taler Carraway, daughter of Ms. Stacia Woodberry and Mr. JT Carraway. Jillian is a graduating senior at the School of Health Professions at Townview Magnet Center. Jillian plans to study biochemistry at the University of Texas.
Beau Myles Jaden Tucker
Beau Myles Jaden Tucker is the son of Mrs. Cynthia Holland-Tucker and Mr. Everett Tucker. He is the paternal grandson of Mrs. Evelyn Tucker and the late Mr. Eva Tucker, Jr. and the maternal grandson of Dr. Ruth Porter-Holland and the late Mr. Eugene E. Holland. Myles has two sisters, Alana and Amiya Tucker.
Myles attends Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas where he maintains a 3.9 GPA and embraces the Jesuit philosophy of “Men for Others.” As evident in his extra-curricular and civic activities, he has an affinity to lead and a passion to improve inclusion and equality for all. This has been recognized by the Jesuit faculty at-large and has led to several leadership appointments including the Interact Service club, the New Companions Teacher club, the Student Ambassador organization and representing Jesuit on several parent-facing panels. He has served as president of both the Diversity/Inclusion and Chinese clubs. He excels in Mandarin and has been awarded and recognized as a top language arts student at Jesuit.
Outside of his civic interests, he is a competitive athlete having played for USA baseball and competitive travel volleyball teams. In his spare time, Myles is an avid gardener and cook who enjoys preparing gourmet meals from scratch using vegetables and herbs he has cultivated from his garden. He is an international traveler and has visited China, Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean. When traveling, Myles makes it a priority to immerse himself in a country’s culture to appreciate the nuances of its customs and traditions that differ from his own.
Myles is a member of Second Baptist Church in Evanston, Illinois with his family and continues to participate in virtual services. He has served on the usher board and led several Bible studies. His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Myles plans to attend the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University majoring in finance with a focus in international business. He aspires to become either an investment banker or a financial strategy and operations consultant.
Myles is escorted by Belle Lauren Renee Ingram, daughter of Mrs. Vera Ingram and Mr. Tyrous Ingram, III. Lauren is a junior at The Hockaday School. Lauren is a member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.
Beau Cameron Christopher Williams
Beau Cameron Christopher Williams is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Williams of Mansfield, TX. He is the paternal grandson of Mrs. Vannie Williams and the late Mr. Charlie Williams. He is the maternal grandson of Ms. Carolyn Williams and the late Mr. Willie Williams.
Cameron is a senior at Mansfield High School. He has been an active leader on the Mansfield High School varsity basketball team for the last two years and now serves as captain of the team for the 2021-2022 season. Cameron’s outstanding academic success in the classroom yielded an All-District Academic award for the 2020-2021 season. He is well on his way to the same award for the current season. Because he believes team sports play a crucial role in influencing social, economic, racial, and cultural values, Cameron has blended his passion for sports and incredible ability to communicate to excel in both the technology and sports broadcasting programs at Mansfield’s Ben Barber Innovation Academy. He represented the Mansfield Independent School District at the SkillsUSA Broadcasting competition in February 2022.
In his formative years, he was an active member of the youth ministry and youth choir (including playing the drums) with the Ben Washington Baptist Church in Irving, TX. As a teen, he joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield, TX where he is a member of the youth ministry. Through ministries at church, his own personal initiatives, and community volunteerism organized by nonprofits, such as the Mansfield Lions Club and Keep Mansfield Beautiful, Cameron has participated in countless community service events including cemetery revitalizations, clothes collection and donation, volunteerism for young people with disabilities, and community street cleaning.
Having prepared himself for life after high school, Cameron has decided to pursue a career in sports journalism. He has been accepted into the journalism programs at several schools including, but not limited to, Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Arkansas, University of Missouri, and Seton Hall University. He plans to finalize his college selection in April 2022.
Cameron is escorted by Belle Kendall Simmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Demetrious Simmons. Kendall is a junior at Mansfield High School. Belle Kendall is considering a career as a travel nurse and plans to attend Prairie View A&M University.