Clinton native Yoursheka D. George received word Oct. 30 that she passed the Louisiana bar exam, permitting her to practice law in her home state.

George is a 2003 graduate of Clinton High School, where she was band captain, battalion commander and student body president.

From Southern University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 2006 and a master’s degree in public administration in 2009. She received her law degree from Southern University Law Center in 2013.

George is the daughter of Rosetta George, of Clinton, and godmother to Samaria Harrell and Laila Robertson. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and Rose Hill Church in Baton Rouge.

George said she attributes much of her academic success to the educational foundation she received from the East Feliciana Parish School System.

“It was in Mrs. Carolyn Davis’s fourth-grade class that I decided to one day become an attorney,” George said. “I began working toward this goal from that day forward.”

George also attributes much of her success to the support she received from her family members and friends.

George works as an attorney with Thomson Reuters in Carrollton, Texas.

“I have hopes of beginning my own practice in Louisiana, focusing on family, criminal and personal injury law in the very near future,” George said.