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Kayla Barfield crowned Wesson Founder’s Day Queen

Kayla Barfield

Wesson Chamber of Commerce has crowned Kayla Barfield the 2020-2021 Wesson Founder’s Day Queen.
Barfield will be a senior at Wesson Attendance Center next year and plans to attend Copiah-Lincoln Community College, then The University of Southern Mississippi to major in Speech Pathology.
She has been a member of Student Council, Beta Club, Yearbook Staff, and First Priority. She has also served as a cheerleader, baseball team statistician, Nena Smith dancer, and in many other roles. She serves as a volunteer, giving of her time to Brookhaven Animal Rescue League, Socks for Heroes, and Stronghope Baptist Church.
She is the daughter of Kevin and Kelli Barfield.
“Being selected is an incredible honor. 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,” said Barfield.
While Wesson did not have a Founder’s Day event this year due to COVID-19, the committee decided to keep with tradition of having a Queen. It began announcements and accepted applications on their Facebook page.
The queen will resume with regular duties in the future when COVID-19 restrictions lighten. Duties include ribbon cuttings and chamber banquet, among others.