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Where Are the Members of the Class of 2020 Headed Now?

05/20/2020

College is the next rung on the educational ladder for most of our graduates, and it probably comes as no surprise to learn they have been accepted to 60 different colleges – both in Louisiana and across the nation. Out of our 45 graduates, 18 will attend LSU, 11 are headed out of state, 6 are going to Louisiana Tech, 7 have enrolled at either the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State or BRCC, one is still going through the baseball recruitment process, and two will plunge right into the job market. Here’s where they’re headed:

VALEDICTORIAN 
Natalia Mary Tooraen, summa cum laude/gold seal diploma  
University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Live Oak Scholarship, TOPS Honors Scholarship (Natalia also received a full housing and meal plan award.)

SALUTATORIAN 
Catherine Noelie Bonaventure, summa cum laude/gold seal diploma  
University of Alabama – Presidential Scholarship, Tutwiler Scholarship

Matthew Joseph Alfonso, magna cum laude 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Honors Award

Carlie Elizabeth Aucoin, summa cum laude 
University of South Alabama – Academic Scholarship

Niki Barakhshan 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Opportunity Award

Luke Alexander Bellue 
Luke plans to pursue a career in aviation after graduation.

Jenna Katherine Carballo, summa cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Louisiana Tech University – Louisiana Tech Presidential Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

Kade Daniel Manuel Damon, summa cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Opportunity Award

Jacques Louis Desporte 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Opportunity Award

Mitchell Ryan Egger 
Mitchell intends to pursue employment directly after graduation, with plans to seek a degree in business at Louisiana State University in the future.  

Ann Elizabeth Fink, summa cum laude, gold seal diploma 
Louisiana State University – Tiger Excellence Legacy Scholarship, Horace J. David Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award (Annie was recruited to run for the LSU Cross Country and Track teams.)

Nicholas Grayson Gulley 
Grayson is still going through the baseball recruitment process, which will determine where he attends college. He has received a TOPS Opportunity Scholarship.

John Samuel Haase, summa cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Louisiana Tech University – Dean’s Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

Brandon Lawrence Hall 
Nicholls State University –Academic Honors Scholarship, TOPS Performance Award  (Brandon also received a room and board scholarship.)

Rachel Elise Hargrove, summa cum laude 
Hollins University (Roanoke, VA) – Hollins Scholar Award, Hollins Math and Science Award

Richard Stanley Harrison, III
Birmingham-Southern University – BSC Presidential Scholarship, BSC Hulsey Scholarship   
(Ricky was recruited to play baseball for the Birmingham-Southern Panthers.)

Karli Renee’ Hebert, summa cum laude 
Louisiana State University – Tiger Excellence Scholar Award, Claude L. Shaver Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

John Hudson Hillman, Jr. 
Louisiana Tech University – Outstanding Student Scholarship, TOPS Performance Award

Jacqueline Lee Hinkle 
University of Arkansas – New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award

Eric Quang Ho, National Merit Commended Scholar, summa cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Baylor University (Waco, TX) – President’s Gold Scholarship, Invitation to Excellence Scholarship, Achievement Gold Baylor Scholarship

Benjamin Edward Holliday 
BRCC 

Bailey Ann Hyatt, magna cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Louisiana State University – Tiger Excellence Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

Minna Hasan Ismail, cum laude 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Performance Award

Jack McKay Kahn, magna cum laude/gold seal diploma 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette – TOPS Honors Award

Margaret Melissa Anne Kaiser, cum laude 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette – TOPS Honors Award

Angele Elizabeth Lansing, gold seal diploma 
Samford University (Birmingham, AL) – Marion Scholarship, Davis Sherman Oak Scholarship, Westlake Scholarship

Cole Everett Latiolais, magna cum laude 
Louisiana State University – Flagship Scholars Award, President’s Student Aide Job, Tiger Legacy Excellence Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

Phillip Anthony Lukinovich, magna cum laude 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Performance Award

Ryan Phu Quang Ly, summa cum laude/gold seal diploma 
University of Texas at Austin

Anna Corinne Manning, magna cum laude/gold seal diploma
 Louisiana Tech University – Outstanding Student Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

Kissa Beth Nicholas-Whitt 
BRCC

Erin Elizabeth Oehrle, magna cum laude 
Louisiana Tech University – Outstanding Student Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

Jaidyn Reese Procell, magna cum laude 
Louisiana State University – Tiger Excellence Scholar Award, Louisiana Tiger Legacy Award, TOPS Honors Award

Kyra Jane Reeves, gold seal diploma 
Louisiana State University – Academic Scholar Resident Award, Tiger Legacy Excellence Award, President’s Student Aide Job Award, TOPS Honors Award

Julia Lindsey Sager, summa cum laude
University of Alabama at Birmingham – University of Alabama Blazer Presidential Scholarship, Collat Scholars Award

Grace Christian Sandefur, cum laude 
Louisiana Tech University – Outstanding Student Scholarship, TOPS Honors Award

Andrew Dodd Schacht, magna cum laude 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Performance Award

Jane Havanah Schlotterer, magna cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Mississippi State University – Colvard Future Leader Scholar Award, Freshman Academic Scholarship, Non-Resident Scholarship

Ian Christopher Shaneyfelt, cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Louisiana State University – Tiger Excellence Scholar Award, Tiger Legacy Award, TOPS Honors Award

Grace Lucielle Smith 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Opportunity Award

John Michael Spillane, magna cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Louisiana State University – Transformation Merit Resident Award, TOPS Performance Award

Sarah Kaitlyn Stanfield 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Opportunity Scholarship

Alexis Michele Sutton, cum laude/gold seal diploma 
Louisiana State University – TOPS Performance Award

Eli Giuseppe Todaro 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette – TOPS Opportunity Scholarship

Aubri Marie Watts, National Merit Finalist, magna cum laude 
University of Texas at Dallas – Aubri has received a full tuition scholarship, a housing scholarship, a research stipend, and a study abroad grant.