Sixteen debutantes and nine Patriot escorts were presented at the 59th George Washington Ball on March 3 at the Petroleum Club.

Ed Roy emceed the ball, which had as its theme World War I Centennial. The Galvez Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Attakapas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution hosted the event.

Serving in official capacities at the ball were: Louise Ganucheau, DAR regent of the Galvez Chapter; Michael Lunsford, SAR president of the Attakapas Chapter; Katherine Hill, chairwoman; Catherine Mestayer, choreographer; and ball Captain Stan Hardee Jr. Serving as marshalls were Tyson Cromwell and Charmaine Savasten.

The patriotic-themed birthday cake was cut with military swords by the DAR State Regent Zora Olsson and SAR State President Henry Grace, both of Baton Rouge. Cake attendants included Camille and Cecelia Cromwell, Anne Cecilia Dupré, Emily Roy and Sophia Lancelotta. Sword bearers were John and Noah Little and Charles Bancroft Supple.

Presented were:

Allison Jeanette Alford, daughter of David and Jeanette Alford, is a junior at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas. Her revolutionary ancestor was Vincent Barras, who performed patriotic service in Louisiana. She was sponsored by her grandmother, Jeanette Barras Rush, and her mother, both members of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Catherine Compete Anderson, daughter of Boyd and Georgette Anderson, is a junior at Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville. Her revolutionary ancestor was Firmin Breaux, of the Attakapas Militia. She was sponsored by her father, a member of the Attakapas Chapter SAR.

Kathryn Elaine Broussard, daughter of Gordon and Candy Broussard, is a junior at Episcopal School of Acadiana in Cade. Her revolutionary ancestor was Waddy Thompson Sr., who performed patriotic service in Louisa County, Virginia. She was sponsored by her grandmother, Jessica Bernard, who is a pending member of the Galvez Chapter DAR, and her great-aunt, Carolyn Jarrell, a member of the Opelousas Chapter DAR.

John Davis Arthur Bernard Casey, son of Paul and Desiree Casey, is a junior at Notre Dame High School in Crowley. His revolutionary ancestor was Firmin Breaux, of the Attakapas Militia. He was sponsored by his mother, a member of the Acadia Chapter DAR.

Marie Claire Cheramie, daughter of René and Jacqui Cheramie, is a junior at Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. Her revolutionary ancestor was Jean Mouton, of the Attakapas Militia. She was sponsored by her mother, who is a pending member of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Chandler Layne Dodd Jr., son of Chandler Dodd and Stacy Kaklis, is a senior at Dunham School in Baton Rouge. His revolutionary ancestor was Catherine M. Rentz, who performed patriotic service in South Carolina. He was sponsored by his grandmother, Pam F. Yoder, who is regent of the Heirome Gaines Chapter DAR in Baton Rouge, and his great-aunt, Pat F. Reed, a member of the Heirome Gaines Chapter and LSDAR first vice regent.

Claire Helene Dupleix, daughter of Angela Benedict and Robley Dupleix, is a junior at Lafayette High School. Her revolutionary ancestor was Captain John Benedict, who performed patriotic service in Virginia. She was sponsored by her mother, a member of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Aimee Catherine Dupré, daughter of Adam and Amanda Dupré, is a junior at Notre Dame High School in Crowley. Her revolutionary ancestor was Pvt. William Gray, of the North Carolina Militia. She was sponsored by her mother and her grandmother, Cathy Gray Richard, both members of the Acadia Chapter DAR.

Luke Anthony Dupré, son of Adam and Amanda Dupré, is a senior at Notre Dame High School in Crowley. His revolutionary ancestor was Pvt. William Gray, of the North Carolina Militia. He was sponsored by his mother and his grandmother, Cathy Gray Richard, both members of the Acadia Chapter DAR.

Ella Marie Frantzen, daughter of Kohlie and Elise Frantzen, is a junior at Episcopal School of Acadiana in Cade. Her revolutionary ancestor was patriot Francois Enoul de Livaudais. She was sponsored by mother, a member of the Acadia Chapter, and her maternal grandparents, Isabella Livaudais de la Houssaye, of the Acadia Chapter DAR, and Dr. Benton de la Houssaye, of the Attakapas Chapter SAR.

Story Livaudais Frantzen, son of Kohlie and Elise Frantzen, is a senior at Episcopal School of Acadiana in Cade. His revolutionary ancestor was patriot Francois Enoul de Livaudais. He was sponsored by his mother, a member of the Acadia Chapter, and his maternal grandparents, Isabella Livaudais de la Houssaye, of the Acadia Chapter DAR, and Dr. Benton dela Houssaye, of the Attakapas Chapter SAR.

Calvin Richard Gaiennie, son of Richard and Amy Gaiennie, is a junior at Berchmans Academy in Grand Coteau. His revolutionary ancestor was Louis Lavergne, of the Galvez Militia. He was sponsored by his aunt, Suzanne Gaiennie, a member of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Patrick Wiley Gandy III, son of Patrick and Alicia Gandy, is a junior at Berchmans Academy in Grand Coteau. His revolutionary ancestor was Martin Anthony, who performed patriotic service in North Carolina, and Abraham Riggs, of Virginia. He was sponsored by his grandmother, Syble Gandy, a member of the Sabine Chapter DAR, and his great-uncle, John Wilbert Jr., a member of the General Philemon Thomas Chapter SAR.

Grace Isabella Lancelotta, daughter of Jack and Nikki Lancelotta, is a junior at Westminster High School in Westminster, Maryland. Her revolutionary ancestor was patriot John Shepard, of New Hampshire. She was sponsored in memory of her grandmother, the late Marie Patricia Snyder, who served as regent of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Marie Josephine Lauderdale, daughter of Harriss and Patricia Lauderdale, is a senior at Stratford High in Houston, Texas. Her revolutionary ancestor was patriot John Shepard, of New Hampshire. She was sponsored in memory of her grandmother, the late Marie Patricia Snyder.

Isabella Jane Moreau, daughter of Suzanne Gaiennie and Robert Moreau, is a junior at Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. Her revolutionary ancestor was Louis LaVergne, of the Galvez Militia. She was sponsored by her mother, a member of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Tyler Alice Morrow, daughter of Craig and Nicole Morrow, is a senior at Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. Her revolutionary ancestor was Abraham Riggs, of Virginia. She was sponsored by her great-uncle, John Wilbert Jr., of Plaquemine, and a member of the General Philemon Thomas Chapter SAR.

William Joseph Mouton, son of Joey and Alison Mouton, is a senior at St. Thomas More. His revolutionary ancestor was John May, of South Carolina. He was sponsored in memory of his great-grandmother, Marian Lewis Broadhurst, who was a member of the Acadia Chapter DAR.

Rachel Anne Padgett, daughter of Neil and Kristy Padgett, is a junior at Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. Her revolutionary ancestors were Jacque Andre LaFleur, who performed patriotic service in Louisiana, and Gen. John Stagg, who performed patriotic service in New York. She was sponsored by her grandmother, Anne Padgett, and her aunt, Paula Padgett, both members of the Galvez Chapter DAR, and her aunt, Elizabeth Espenan, of Lady Washington Chapter DAR in Houston.

Olivia Estelle Rush, daughter of James Rush and Kourtney Rush, is a junior at St. Thomas More. Her revolutionary ancestor was Vincent Barras, who performed patriotic service in Louisiana. She was sponsored by her grandmother, Jeanette Rush, and her aunts, Gina Calogero and Mary Jeanette Alford, all members of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Marielle Lemoine Saucier, daughter of Baxter and Jeanne Saucier, is a junior at Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. Her revolutionary ancestor was Amand Broussard, who performed patriotic service in Louisiana. She was sponsored by her mother, a member of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Sydney Catherine Trainor, daughter of Eric Trainor and Ginger Dodd, is a senior at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge. Her revolutionary ancestor was Catherine M. Rentz, who performed patriotic service in South Carolina. She was sponsored by her grandmother, Pam F. Yoder, who is regent of the Heirome Gaines Chapter DAR in Baton Rouge, and her great-aunt and godmother, Pat F. Reed, a member of the Heirome Gaines Chapter DAR and also LSDAR first vice regent.

Kenneth Wayne Vidrine II, son of Kenneth and Annette Vidrine, is a senior at Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville. His revolutionary ancestor was Vincent Barras, who performed patriotic service in Louisiana. He was sponsored by his great-aunt, Jeanette Rush, a member of the Galvez Chapter DAR.

Oliver Livaudais Vreeland, son of Nadia de la Houssaye and Thomas Vreeland, is a senior at Episcopal School of Acadiana in Cade. His revolutionary ancestor was patriot Francois Enoul de Livaudais. He was sponsored by his maternal grandmother, Isabella Livaudais de la Houssaye, of the Acadia Chapter DAR, and his grandfather, Dr. B. Cason de la Houssaye, of the Attakapas Chapter SAR.

Grace Elizabeth Wilkinson, daughter of Horace and Katherine Wilkinson, is a junior at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge. Her revolutionary ancestor was Matthew Fairchild, who performed patriotic service in New Jersey. She was sponsored by her grandmother, Judith Wilkinson, a member of Galvez Chapter DAR, and in memory of her great-grandfather, Bruce Royer, who served as Louisiana State SAR president.