The River Road Chapter of the National Charity League will recognize 10 Baton Rouge area high school seniors at its annual Senior Soireé on March 7 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. The event will honor the young women for their service hours and volunteer work throughout the community.
The 10 seniors to be honored have volunteered more than 217 hours of service in their final year of high school, and more than 1,395 service hours in the past six years to the Baton Rouge community.
To be recognized are: Emily Iledah Aucoin, daughter of Suzanne and Timmy Aucoin and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy; Grace Elizabeth Authement, daughter of Alison and Michael Authement and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy; Peyton Olivia Gutierrez, daughter of Desirea and Daniel Gutierrez and a student at Episcopal High School; Elle Lauren Keegan, daughter of Elena and Kyle Keegan and a student at University Lab School; Amanda Nicole Liberty, daughter of Kathy and Jeff Liberty and a homeschooled student; Madelyn Nicole McKnight, daughter of Becky and Bryan McKnight and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy; Erin Margaret O’Quinn, daughter of Beth and Frank O’Quinn and a student at University High School; Kara Anne Peneguy, daughter of Mark and Teresa Peneguy and a student at The Runnels School; Marissa Anne Starks, daughter of Perry and Marilyn Starks and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy; Rachel Rebecca Verret, daughter of Jane and Ted Verret and a student of The Dunham School.
The National Charity League, established in 1947 and incorporated in 1958, has almost 200 chapters in 23 states. Its mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization that is committed to community service and leadership development, as well as providing opportunities for social and cultural experiences.
The River Road Chapter of the National Charity League, established in August 1999, is the only chapter in Louisiana and has grown to over 200 members. Women and their daughters may be nominated for membership in the organization by one of the chapter’s active members in good standing. Students can become eligible for membership in the seventh grade.