PHOTOS: Stately Squires - Women of the Queen's Court are escorted by men with Tyler ties

Published on Saturday, 28 September 2013 21:03 - Written by Photos by James French, Photographer

ESCORT TO THE ROSE QUEEN

 Alvin Hale Buckley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roe Buckley, is the escort to Rose Queen Rachel Clyde.

Buckley attends Vanderbilt University where he is a mechanical engineering student and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is a graduate of All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler.

In high school, Buckley was an academic achiever graduating as a National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar with Honors. He was in the National Honor Society and served as student body president.

In athletics, he served as captain of the football team and chaplain of the soccer team.

Several family members have appeared in the Queen’s Coronation over the years. His mother, Ruth Mewbourne Buckley, and aunts, Dorothy Mewbourne Cuenod and Julie Mewbourne Greene all have been ladies-in-waiting; his sister, Anna Gray Buckley, was a train bearer; and a cousin, Cameron Pillot Cuenod was an escort.

His mother and father and other relatives have served on numerous committees.

His Tyler relatives include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Williams Mewbourne; and aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Drew Greene.

 ESCORT TO DUCHESS OF ROSE GROWERS

 Jimmy Michael Negem Jr. is the escort to Duchess of the Rose Growers Taylor Carroll. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Negem Sr., attends Baylor University and is a graduate of Grace Community High School.

While in high school, he was a standout in basketball, earning All-State and District MVP honors. He was a class representative and on the school’s Youth Leadership Team.

His Tyler relatives include his grandmothers, Mrs. Paulette Assunto McKinney and Mrs. Jimmy D. Negem; his siblings, Nicholas McKinney Negem, Grace Elizabeth Negem and Anna Catherine Negem; uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Larry McKinney Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Negem, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Negem; Mike and Candace Wilcox; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vaughn; and cousins, Phillip McKinney, Adam McKinney, Emily McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Eltife, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Eltife and Laura Eltife.

  ESCORTS TO LADIES-IN-WAITING

 Christopher Robinson Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Leon Cook, of Tyler, is a political science major at Texas A&M University where he is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School where he was on the football team.

Daniel Gannon Derfus, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gannon Derfus, of Tyler, is a physics major at Texas A&M University.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.

John Kenneth Durbin Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kenneth Durbin, of San Antonio, attends Texas A&M University where he is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio.

Patrick Brian Durman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ray Durman, of Tyler, is an energy commerce major at Texas Tech University where he is a member of Delta Tau Delta.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School where he was in National Honor Society.

Conner Matthew Grooms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Grooms, of Tyler, is a business major at Texas Tech University where he is in Kappa Alpha Order.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. His father is the president of the Texas Rose Festival Association.

Andrew Allen Latta, son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Norman Latta, of Tyler, is an accounting major at Baylor University.

He is a graduate of All Saints Episcopal School where he received the Citizenship Award.

Hayden Hilton Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Keith Lowe, of Tyler, is studying occupational safety and health at Kilgore College.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School where he was in Young Life and played baseball.

Austin Thomas Martel, son of Joseph Michael Martel, of Tyler, is an urban studies major at The University of Texas at Austin.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. He is an Eagle Scout.

Nicholas Charles Meads, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Charles Meads, of Tyler, is a communication-business major at Baylor University where he is a member of Kappa Omega Tau.

He is a graduate of Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic High School where he was a TAPPS All-State selection in golf.

Travis Chandler Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chandler Miller, of Tyler, is a biochemistry major at The University of Oklahoma where he is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He received an OU Award of Excellence Scholarship.

Miller is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School.

Cole Michael Paxson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Goyne Paxson, of Tyler, is a petroleum engineering major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is in Texas Wranglers.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School where he was class valedictorian.

Tyler James Post, son of Dr. and Mrs. David Post, of Tyler, is a petroleum engineering major at Texas A&M University.

He is a graduate of Whitehouse High School where he played varsity soccer.

Joseph Oliver Seeber V, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Oliver Seeber IV, of Tyler, is a political science major at Texas A&M University and in Phi Gamma Delta.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School where he was a Student Senate officer.

Shane Thomas Steiner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Joseph Steiner, of Tyler, is a business-marketing major at The University of Oklahoma where he is in Pi Kappa Alpha.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School where he was on the honor roll.

 ESCORTS TO DUCHESSES

James Anies Anbouba, son of Imad K. Anbouba, of Dallas, and the late Kimberly Goss Anbouba, is a business and finance major at Texas Christian University where he is a member of Phi Delta Theta.

He is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas. He is an Eagle Scout.

Anbouba is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Steven Carl Roosth.

Brooklin Ray Bailey, son of Hatch Mansell Bailey, of Waco, is a business major at Houston Baptist University.

He is a graduate of Vanguard College Preparatory School in Waco and a champion junior golfer.

Bailey is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Britton Parker Brookshire and Mr. and Mrs. John P. Carr.

Douglas Alexander Berkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lawrence Berkman, of Houston, is a business major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of St. John’s School in Houston where he was a National Merit Finalist captain of the football and lacrosse teams.

Berkman is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Steven Carl Roosth.

Andrew Dyer Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jefferson Campbell, of Houston, is a petroleum engineering major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is a graduate of The Kinkaid School in Houston.

Campbell is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Carter where he was captain of the football team.

Stewart Elliott Cartwright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Triplett Cartwright, of Houston, is an economics major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is in Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Houston where he was on varsity football, basketball and baseball teams.

Cartwright is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John Owen.

Benjamin Forbes Dumas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roy Dumas, of Houston, is a business major at Southern Methodist University where he is a member of Phi Delta Theta.

He is a graduate of The Kinkaid School in Houston where he was a varsity athlete in football and baseball.

Dumas is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Landes.

James Scott Finnegan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William N. Finnegan IV, of Houston, is a fine arts major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is in Phi Gamma Delta.

He is a graduate of Episcopal High School in Houston where he was in National Honor Society and played soccer.

Finnegan is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Steven Carl Roosth.

Samuel Harrison Genua, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicolo Samuel Genua, of Fort Worth, is an accounting major at Louisiana State University where he is a member of Sigma Nu.

He is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day school in Fort Worth. He is an Eagle Scout

Genua is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Britt Brookshire, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Kidwell and Dr. and Mrs. Hamp Williams.

Jackson Douglas Hauser, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Timothy Hauser, of Dallas, is a business major at Texas Christian University where he is a member of Phi Delta Theta.

He is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas where he was All District in football.

Hauser is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Davis.

Stuart Campbell Hurst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Harvey Hurst, of Tyler, is an accounting and finance major at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. He was a counselor at Pine Cove Camp.

Alexander Brison Kadesky, son of Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Max Kadesky, of Dallas, is a biology major at Colorado State University.

He is a graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas where he holds the school record in pole vault.

Kadesky is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Griffeth.

Stephen Snaith Levy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin George Levy, of Fort Worth, is a finance and accounting major at Texas Christian University where he is in Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

He is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day school n Fort Worth. He received a TCU Chancellor’s Scholarship and was captain of golf and basketball teams.

Levy is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott Davis.

William Whitman Maddox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Emerson Maddox, of Fort Worth, is an economics major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is in Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day school in Fort Worth where he was in the Honor Society

Maddox is sponsored by Ms. Virginia Wilson Mattox.

Adam Wolf McCauley, son of Susan Wolf McCauley, of Houston, and the late William Murray McCauley Jr., is a sports management and business principles major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of Memorial High School in Houston where he was on the football team.

Mason David McDavid, son of David McDavid Jr., of Dallas, is a hotel administration major at Cornell University, where he is a member of Psi Upsilon.

He is a graduate of Episcopal School of Dallas where he received an award for community service.

McDavid is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Owen.

George McGill Mixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander Condos, of San Antonio, is a business major at Texas Christian University where he is a member of Phi Delta Theta.

He is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio and an Eagle Scout.

Frank Edward Parker III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edward Parker Jr., of Dallas, is a petroleum engineer at Texas Tech University where he is a member of Kappa Alpha Order.

He is a graduate Marine Military Academy in Harlingen and an Eagle Scout.

Scott Philip Pinkston Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Philip Pinkston, of Dallas, is a petroleum engineering major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas where he was in academic honor societies.

Pinkston is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Steven Douglas Pinkston.

Christopher Jason Prideaux, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barton Prideaux, of Austin, is a business honors and Plan II honors major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is in Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of Westlake High School in Austin and a member of Alexander Hamilton Society.

Prideaux is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Britton Parker Brookshire.

James Tyler Sartain is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Sartain, of Waco.

Preston McNeil Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brook McNeil Smith, of Dallas, is a management information systems major at Baylor University where he is in Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas and a distance runner.

Ryan Kapp Studer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sawyer Studer, of San Antonio, attends Texas Christian University.

He is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio where he received academic honors in math and science.

Studer is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John Bruce Gabriel.

Kenneth Blake Waltrip, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scott Waltrip, of Fort Worth, is a communications with business foundations major at The University of Texas at Austin where he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day school and has received a Texas Christian University Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Clayton Kyle Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Wells, of Tyler, is a film and digital media major at Baylor University.

He is a graduate of Brook Hill School in Bullard where he was named to the Soccer State All Tournament Team.

William Manning Welty, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Terrence Anthony Welty IV of Leland, Miss., is a business and marketing major at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where he is a member of Kappa Sigma.

He is a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas where he was on sports teams.

Welty is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Welty.

Marshall Ralph Young Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ralph Young Sr. of Fort Worth, is a geology and political science major at Texas Christian University where he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

He is a graduate of All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth where he was president of Young Republicans Club.

Young is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kennedy Jones.