Nyjha Nikohl Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bates of Pine Bluff, was recently crowned St. Joseph Catholic School 2012 Homecoming Queen.

Nyjha Nikohl Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Bates of Pine Bluff, was recently crowned St. Joseph Catholic School 2012 Homecoming Queen.

Nyjha is a seventh grader with a 4.0 grade point average. She enjoys reading, swimming, cheering and hanging with family and friends. Her school activities include cheering, softball, volleyball and scrapbooking.

After high school, Nyjha plans to pursue a career in ophthalmology.