Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, December 13, 2013:
September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.