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WCC chooses Founder's Day Queen

The 2020-2021 Wesson Chamber of Commerce Founder’s Day Queen is Kayla Barfield.

The Wesson High School (WHS) student has been a member of student council, beta club service organization, yearbook staff, and first priority spiritual fellowship. She has also been a cheerleader, baseball team statistician and Nena Smith dancer. Barfield is also an active a volunteer, who gives her time to Brookhaven Animal Rescue League (BARL), Socks for Heroes and Stronghope Baptist Church, among other organizations.

Barfield will be a senior at WHS next year and plans to attend Co-Lin and then the University of Southern Mississippi to major in speech pathology.

“Being selected is an incredible honor," she says. "The town of Wesson has always been so welcoming and is where I have made many lifelong friends. Wesson has given so much to me, and being selected provides me an opportunity to give back to my community.”

While Wesson did not have an Founder’s Day event this year due to COVID-19 pandemic cautions, the event committee decided to keep with tradition of having a Queen. The queen will resume regular duties in the future when COVID-19 restrictions lighten. Her duties include ceremonial ribbon cuttings and appearances, such as the Wesson Chamber of Commerce banquet.

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