Voorhees selects its Mr. and Miss Homecoming 2011

November 2, 2011

Voorhees College has selected Gary Edwards and Monica Johnson as its Mr. and Miss Homecoming 2011. 

Edwards, a senior majoring in criminal justice, is the son of Gary and Carolyn Burts. He is a native of Piedmont, S.C.

"I am humbled to be selected by my peers to represent Voorhees College as Mr. Homecoming," Edward said. "I look forward to enjoying all the Homecoming activities with the Voorhees family."

At Voorhees, Edward participates in a variety of activities and organizations. He is a member of the Student Support Services Program, Student Leadership Institute, Extremely Vivid Model Troupe, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.   

As a criminal justice major with a minor in sociology, Edwards plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in psychology after graduating from Voorhees.   

Johnson, a junior biology major, is the daughter of Angela and Dayton Johnson. She is a native of Florence, S.C.

"I am excited to hold the title as Miss Homecoming," Johnson said. "It is an honor to be selected by my peers to represent our athletics department."

On the campus of Voorhees College, Johnson's top priority is academics.  With perseverance, dedication and high standards of achievement, she has maintained a grade point average of 3.6 in biology for the last two years. 

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, E.E Just Science Club, Rotaract Club, Golden Touch and the Student Government Association Sustainability Club.

For more information, please contact Teesa Brunson, director of communications, at 803-780-1194 or at To see a complete listing of all 2011 Homecoming events, visit