Acadia Chamber to recognize area youth
The 2020 Acadia Parish Honors Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony is slated for Thursday, July 16, at the Grand Opera House where the Chamber will honor the Business of the Year, the Humanitarian of the Year and an Outstanding Young Citizens from each of the seven Acadia Parish High Schools.
These distinguished scholars are not only brilliant in intellect but have also dedicated much time of their years to volunteerism and civic activities in their respective communities.
• Gracie Bergeron is a graduate of Rayne High School. She is the daughter of Frank and Dawn Bergeron of Rayne.
She was a member of Student Council, the National Beta Club, 4-H, Yearbook, LEAD Team and the Dance Team. She served as an ACT Team Captain and Senior Class President.
Gracie spent her free time volunteering for the Healing House and the First Baptist Church of Rayne.
She finished her years at Rayne High as a UDA All American Dancer, a member of the Homecoming Court and an Honors Graduate.
Gracie’s future plans include attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall and majoring in elementary education.
• Caroline Frey is a graduate of Iota High School. She is the daughter of Bubba and Melissa Frey of Iota.
Caroline was a member of the National Beta Club, 4-H Club, Art Club, Library Club, Student Council and the Future Business Leaders of America. She was Head Mascot for Iota High while also participating on the track team.
Caroline spent generous amounts of time volunteering for St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
She will be attending Louisiana State University at Eunice in the fall where she plans to enroll in their surgical technology program.
• Damian Istre is a graduate of Northside Christian School. He is the son of Scott and Jackie Istre of Crowley.
Damian was a member of the National Beta Club, Student Council and the basketball team. He volunteered with Impact Youth’s Leadership Team, One Way Kid’s ministry, Mega Sports Camp, and Northside’s Servolution team for several years.
Damian’s will major in kinesiology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall.
• Katie LeBlanc is a graduate from Church Point High School. She is the daughter of Marcie Henry and Kent LeBlanc of Church Point.
Katie was very involved throughout her four years at Church Point High on the dance team, volleyball team and in track and field. She was a member of the Beta Club, Student Council and Art Club.
Katie volunteered with the Booster Club and the Autumn Festival. She concluded her time at Church Point as valedictorian.
Her future plans include attending Louisiana State University at Eunice to study nursing.
• Summar LeLeux is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She is the daughter of Brandon LeLeux and Misty LeLeux.
She was involved in Student Council, Camus Ministry, Drama Club, National Beta Club, the Notre Dame Retreat Team and the Pio Pride Dance Team.
Summar was active volunteer with St. Michael Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Core Dance Center and she is a Eucharistic Minister.
She concluded her years at Notre Dame with the Catholic Action Award, the American Legion Award and the honors of Notre Dame Homecoming Queen and Miss Notre Dame.
Summar will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall.
• Jocelyn Marceaux is a Crowley High graduate. She is the daughter of Keith and Sadie Marceaux of Crowley.
Jocelyn played volleyball and softball for the Crowley Ladies while achieving first-team district honors as well as a spot on the All-Acadia Parish Team.
She was crowned Homecoming Queen and finished her years at Crowley High School as valedictorian.
She plans on attending Louisiana State University at Alexandria to study accounting and play softball.
• Emmie Miller is a graduate of Midland High School. She is daughter of Shavaun Miller of Midland.
Emmie was a member of the cheerleading team, golf team, as well as the National Beta Club and Student Council.
She ended her years at Midland as Homecoming Queen and an Honors graduate.
Emmie’s future plans include studying radiology at McNeese State University.
For more information on Acadia Parish Honors, please visit AcadiaParishChamber.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seating will be limited. Those interested in purchasing tickets should call the Chamber office at (337) 788-0177.