Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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In prom night festivities March 24, The Ind’s own Gracie Reaux was crowned Miss LHS. Gracie has worked at the paper since August 2010, starting as an intern and working her way up to assistant to the development director of special events.

Recognizing all-around contributions, academic excellence and school involvement, Mr. and Miss LHS are the highest honors bestowed on individual students at the school. Chase August is this year’s Mr. LHS.

Gracie will graduate from the Lafayette Parish school system with a whopping 3.9 GPA, a ranking that earns her the No. 34 spot in her class of 468 students. And she’s already got a résumé that takes most of us decades to develop. She’s been on the Student Council for the past four years, currently serving as senior class rep, and was on the yearbook staff during her junior and senior years. She’s also the president of the Principal’s Student Advisory Board.

Also a well-rounded student, August is senior class president and member of the school choir, varsity track team, Senior Beta Club and Health Occupations Students of America. He plans to study chemistry.

Imagine Party Girl’s surprise when she realized that four years ago, Kaitlyn Reaux, Gracie’s older sis, was herself Miss LHS. Sisters sharing the crown has gotta be a first.

We’ll miss our ace intern turned part-timer when she leaves for Loyola this fall, but who knows, she may be back. Even Party Girl knows the news biz is a hard habit to break (and she does plan to study graphic design!).

(1) Sarah Jackson, Gracie Reaux and Gabi Bivins (2) Gracie and Mady Rivera (Homecoming queen) (3) Miss LHS Gracie Reaux (4) Heaven Moore, Gracie, Gabi Bivins and Mady Rivera (5) Jordan Williams, Lucas Knepper, Gracie and Mac McLemore (6) Carly Guillot and Evan Daigle (7) Gracie and her dad, Jerry Reaux (8) Asst. Principal Laura Domingue, Gracie and Principal Patrick Leonard (9) Mr. and Miss LHS (10) Prom court (11) Gracie with sister Kaitlyn with parents Renee and Jerry (12) Mac McLemore and Gracie (13) Logan Walters and Abigail Whisnant (14) Jacee Badeaux, Leah Leblanc, Abigail Whisnant, Julia Lavefalk and Logan Walters (15) Leah Leblanc, Abigail Whisnant and Julia Lavefalk

View additional Party Girl photos at www.flickr.com/theindweekly

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