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The Homecoming queen and king of Paris Junior College for the 2013-14 school year are Sara Dunmon of Powderly and Tyler Murphy of Commerce.
Murphy was recognized during Homecoming festivities on Saturday at halftime of the men’s basketball game at the Hunt Center because she was in Tyler with the Dragons volleyball team at the Region 14 tournament.
Dunmon was recognized in absentia because she was in Tyler competing with the PJC women’s volleyball team in the Region XIV tournament. Dunmon and Murphy, wearing their crowns, were photographed together on Monday.
Dunmon, a 2012 graduate of North Lamar High School, is the daughter of Carol and David Dunmon of Powderly. A sophomore, she is attending PJC on a volleyball scholarship. The Dragons volleyball team eliminated fellow North Zone teams Trinity Valley and Panola before bowing out of the double-elimination tournament with a loss Saturday night to nationally No. 1-ranked Blinn College. Dunmon has indicated that after graduating from PJC, she will continue her education at a four-year university in pursuance of a nursing degree.
Murphy, a 2012 graduate of Commerce High School, is the son of Blenda and Gary Walter of Commerce. A sophomore, he is attending PJC on a basketball scholarship and is currently serving as manager for the Dragons basketball team. He is also a member of the African American Student Union. Murphy has indicated that after graduation from PJC, he will continue his education at a four-year university and then on to medical school.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra