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The 61 profiled debutantes in the 2016-17 coterie bring a cosmopolitan and energetic flair to a host of futures that include the worlds of medicine, finance, communications, engineering, cinema and art.

The women featured here will be presented at one or more of the following organizations that recognizes debutantes through a seasonal fete or Carnival ball.

The presenting societies include the Bachelors’ Club, Le Debut des Jeunes Filles de la Nouvelle Orleans, the Debutante Club, the Mid-Winter Cotillion, the Original Illinois Club, the Pickwick Club and the Young Men Illinois Club.

Mary Dalton Acomb

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ryan Acomb

• Attending University of Mississippi

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

Miss Mary Dalton Acomb has an eye for a future in the business world and plans to continue her studies in that field in Oxford, Mississippi at the University of Mississippi.

Mary is looking forward to the coming year. “I plan to focus on my education by exploring new classes in the business school that could lead to a fulfilling career,” she says.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ryan Acomb. Her mother is the former Judith Lynn Dalton.

Mary has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll each semester. She is a volunteer with the literacy program Reading is Fundamental and Feed the Hunger program. She is also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

As an honor roll student at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Mary was also active in the Art Club, morning announcements, Best Buddies and a volunteer with Coastal Restoration.

Mary has worked in a law office, as a camp counselor and a nanny.

As a sub-deb, she was a maid in Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Emily Smith Adams

• Daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Roland Adams III, and stepdaughter and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Edward Lowentritt

• Attending Rhodes College

• Graduated from Louise S. McGehee School

Italy beckons for Miss Emily Smith Adams, with the delights and pleasures of the European country as her home base for three months this summer.

Emily also will work to gain fluency in the language through her classes with Richmond University.

The study of the people and culture of Italy goes hand-in-hand with her studies of anthropology and sociology at Rhodes College in Memphis, TennesseeTennesse.

She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Roland Adams III, and stepdaughter and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Edward Lowentritt. Her mother is the former Stacey Flanagan.

At Rhodes, Emily is a Rhodes Diplomat and is a member of the a cappella group “Lipstick on Your Collar.” She also works with Rhodes Radio and is a member of Delta Delta Delta.

At Louise S. McGehee, Emily was captain of the tennis team, active in choir and drama and was the assistant editor of the yearbook, “The Spectator.” She also received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.

Emily will work as a lifeguard this summer at the Jewish Community Center in Memphis, as she has done in the past at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center. She has also has worked as a counselor at Camp Illahee in Brevard, North Carolina.

Alycia Janae “Aly” Artis

• Daughter of Mr. Alonzo Artis and Ms. Dwan Williams

• Attending Ursuline Academy

Miss Alycia Janae “Aly” Artis hopes athletics play a big role in her future — both the near and the distant.

The Ursuline Academy senior has her eye on a state championship for the school’s volleyball team.

And she hopes for a future in the front office of a professional football team, particularly the job of general manager.

She is the daughter of Mr. Alonzo Artis and Ms. Dwan Williams.

At Ursuline, Aly has played on the varsity volleyball squad and serves on the debate team. She is a member of the French Club, the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars, and she has worked with Save NOLA strays and Teens 4 Life.

Aly will be presented as a debutante of the season at the Young Men Illinois Club ball during the 2017 Carnival season.

Mia Simone Augillard

• Daughter of Drs. Terrence M. and Wanda B. Augillard

• Attending Louise S. McGehee School

Senior year should be filled with fun and responsibility for Miss Mia Simone Augillard, who will hold a number of leadership positions during her final year.

The debutante holds many qualities essential for success, including compassion, loyalty, sensitivity and tenacity.

She’lls need those qualities in the coming year as she serves as the Louise S. McGehee School’s Protem, or spirit captain.

Mia is the daughter of Drs. Terrence M. and Wanda B. Augillard. Her mother is the former Wanda Faye Birch.

At McGehee, Mia will also will serve on the school’s executive committee, hold a leadership post in Mu Alpha Theta, be manager of the varsity soccer squad and managing editor of the yearbook.

She has received the South Central Region of Jack and Jill of America President Obama Youth Community Service Award and the school’s Service Award.

After graduation, she plans to major in business marketing.

Mia will be presented as a debutante of the season by the Young Men Illinois Club during Carnival 2017 festivities.

Eliza Ann Baldwin

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mather Baldwin Jr.

• Attending the University of Southern Mississippi

• Graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School

Being active and enjoying the outdoors are key aspects of a perfect day for Miss Eliza Ann Baldwin.

“A perfect day for me is to be outside either in a park or just in the backyard hanging out with my family and friends,” she said.

Eliza is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mather Baldwin Jr. Her mother is the former Sina Kayne Raymond.

Eliza hopes to capitalize on her love of the outdoors and activity by majoring in physical therapy at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. At USM, she is a member of the Exercise Science Club and serves as the ritual chairwoman for Phi Mu.

Eliza graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School, where she was a member of the soccer and cross-country squads, was Student Council Member of the Year and received the Lou Riley Award.

She has worked as a counselor at Camp Ozark in Mount Ida, Arkansas, and at Dominicamp and with Carrollton Boosters.

As a sub-deb, Eliza was in the court of Harlequins.

Catherine “Catie” Lapeyre Barry

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Owen Barry

• Attending LSU

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

Nonprofits and the environment hold a special place in the heart of Miss Catherine “Catie” Lapeyre Barry, who hopes to meld her education and experience to work in the field.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Owen Barry. Her mother is the former Mendy McFerrin.

At LSU, the “Fightin’ Tiger” has helped raise funds to benefit underprivileged children’s education and volunteered to read at an elementary school.

She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Ducks Unlimited Tiger Chapter, and she played intramural soccer.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she played soccer and softball, and she was captain of the volleyball team. Catie served as Student Council treasurer.

She also created “Letters to the Troops,” a correspondence organization with members of the military, and volunteered with Best Buddies, helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

She has worked as an intern with Louisiana wetlands advocacy nonprofits and has been director of an all-girls day camp for three summers.

A true “people person,” Catie looks forward to an enjoyable year of making new acquaintances and renewing old friendships.

Gillen Catherine Briede

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Francis Briede

• Attending Louisiana State University

• Graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School

Miss Gillen Catherine Briede has an affinity for all things New Orleans, especially culinary and Carnival.

Her idea of a perfect day includes sno-balls, City Park and beignets. And Mardi GrasCarnival ranks high on her list. “I look forward to the next Carnival season as soon as I see the street sweepers pushing people off of Bourbon Street at midnight on Fat Tuesday,” Gillen said. “It’s an experience that’s like no other.”

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Francis Briede. Her mother is the former Christine Marie Thompson.

Though she might miss New Orleans in Baton Rouge, the future television reporter is active at LSU in Zeta Tau Alpha, serving as “Think Pink” chair and on the philanthropy committee. She has also served as public relations co-chair with Score A Friend, worked as a reporter for Tiger TV and a contributor for The Odyssey Online.

At St. Mary’s Domincan, Gillen was a Eucharistic minister, a member of Key Club, a member of Teen CROSS, served as parish representative for St. Francis Xavier and president of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Youth Organization. She received the St. Timothy Award, was three times awarded the St. Francis Xavier Youth of the Year and St. Charles Avenue Magazine Student Activist.

Her has worked as a reporter, in the hospitality industry and a counselor at summer camp.

She was a princess in the Grand Ball of Osiris, Chlildren’s Carnival Club and the Society of the War of 1812.

Caroline Elizabeth Brinson

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven David Brinson

• Attending the University of Georgia

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

With exemplary grades and athletic prowess, Miss Caroline Elizabeth Brinson is blending studies and sports to her advantage.

Her credentials in the books and on the field show she is indeed “enthusiastic, driven, positive, cheerful and thoughtful.”

Caroline is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven David Brinson. Her mother is the former Elizabeth Ann Alexander.

At the University of Georgia in Athens where she is a scholarship athlete, Caroline has garnered honors as Southeastern Conference Player of the Week in tennis, SEC academic honor roll and SEC Community Service Team. She also has been named to the dean’s list.

She is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Student-Athlete Leadership Academy to encourage leadership and development in athletes. She also was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s All-Tournament Team.

Caroline is majoring in business marketing with a minor in legal studies. She plans to attend graduate school in either business or law.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she graduated with highest honors, was a member of the National Honor Society and National High School All-American and was named All-Metro Player of the Year in tennis. She was a five-year high school state singles champion and four-year high school state team champion.

Alyssa Karin Brown

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Brown

• Attending Louise S. McGehee School

A host of leadership posts will serve her well asMiss Alyssa Karin Brown eyes a future as a physician or pharmacist.

She describes herself in terms that also will be beneficial: “honest, smart, giving, self-confident and hard-working.”

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Brown. Her mother is the former Carmen Latrice Labrie.

As a freshman and sophomore at Louise S. McGehee School, Alyssa served as a Student Council representative. She will serve as president. She also has been the president and vice president of the Jack and Jill New Orleans Teen Chapter.

She is active in the Diversity Club, the National Art Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, and is a member of the varsity swim and track teams.

She has earned the Service Learning Award twice.

Alyssa has worked as a lifeguard and baby-sitter.

She will be presented as a debutante by Delta Sigma Theta and will be in the Carnival ball court of the Young Men Illinois Club.

Mary Nolan Brown

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael James Brown

• Attending Southern Methodist University

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

The dynamic field of nursing is the venue for the future of Miss Mary Nolan Brown.

The student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas is studying a pre-health curriculum with hopes of becoming a nurse.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael James Brown. Her mother is the former Suzanne Elizabeth Schmitt.

She enjoys keeping active, noting her perfect day would include a “spin class and then a walk in Audubon Park with my Golden-Doodle, Shelby.”

At SMU, Mary Nolan is a member of Pi Beta Phi, is in the University Honors Program and has received the Founders and Discovery scholarships. She is majoring in biology and minoring in French.

At the Academy of the Scared Heart, she was a Eucharistic minister, a columnist for the school newspaper and president of Peer Support, and she hosted a French foreign exchange student.

She was a member of the school’s volleyball and track teams. She graduated with highest honors.

In keeping with her future career plans, Mary Nolan has worked as a volunteer at Children’s Hospital and in the travel industry.

As a sub-deb, she was in the court of Harlequins and was a princess at the Grand Ball of Osiris.

Emily Catherine Busse

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gerard Busse of Pensacola, Florida

• Attending the University of Central Florida

• Graduated from Pensacola High School

With a résumé filled with philanthropic efforts and medical education, Miss Emily Catherine Busse hopes to become a pediatric cardiologist after working for a nonprofit organization.

Her work with the Children’s Miracle Networks melds her two passions in an admirable way.

“I will be fundraising again for my local Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network hospitals,” she said.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gerard Busse, of Pensacola, Florida. Her mother is the former Holly Michelle Ewens of New Orleans.

At the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Emily is an ambassador for the 4EVERKNIGHTS Student Alumni Association, the family and hospital relations director for the executive board of the school’s Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network, a teaching assistant and a past member of the Vice President’s Advisory Council. She is also a member of Gamma Phi Beta, a resident assistant and tutor for student athletes. She has worked with the nonprofit health clinic Shepherd’s Hope, and Freedom Ride, which provides therapeutic horseback riding for persons with disabilities.

She has received a research grant in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences’ neurosciences department, has been on the Dean’s List and President’s Honor Roll and presented at the UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence.

At Pensacola High School, she was in the International Baccalaureate program, a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, president of the French National Honor Society and captain of the school’s varsity springboard diving team. She received an International Baccalaureate Diploma with highest honors and was recognized by the superintendant for being one of the top five in her class.

As a sub-deb, Emily was a maid in Harlequins, a lady-in-waiting in Caliphs of Cairo and was presented by the Society of the War of 1812.

Charlotte Crenshaw Clark

• Daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Scarth Clark and daughter of Ms. Mollee Mann Clark

• Attending University of Virginia

• Graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School

Miss Charlotte Crenshaw Clark has traveled to Ireland for missionary work and continues her faith-based activities in a variety of organizations at her university.

She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Scarth Clark and the daughter of Ms. Mollee Mann Clark. Her mother is the former Mollee Millice Mann.

At the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Charlotte is attending the McIntire School of Commerce. She is president of Sigma Alpha Omega Christian sorority, a core group leader in Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and part of the Elzinga Residential Scholars program. She is also on the dean’s list.

At Benjamin Franklin High School, she participated in the cross country squad, was a member of Green Society, graduated in the top 10 in her class and was a member of the National Honor Society.

While at high school, she read what has become her favorite book: a novel of the Vietnam War by Tim O’Brien.

“‘The Things They Carried’ is my favorite book because it explored philosophical questions about the nature of truth in a way that was somehow accessible to me as a high school senior,” she notes. “O’Brien’s unique writing style was engaging and made the book nearly impossible to put down (a rare feat for a school reading assignment!).”

Charlotte has clerked at a law firm and hopes to find a career in finance.

As a sub-deb, she was in Harlequins.

Marcia Madeline Conwill

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Oza Conwill

• Attending Wake Forest University

• Graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School

Miss Marcia Madeline Conwill will trade the mountains of North Carolina for a semester “down under” when she continues her studies in Sydney in the fall.

From Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Marcia will head to Australia, with the goal of traveling to nearby countries such as Fiji, New Zealand and Thailand. She also hopes to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef and explore the outback.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Oza Conwill. Her mother is the former Mary Clare Ruth Dziennik.

A student of journalism, Marcia hopes to find a career at an advertising company. At Wake Forest, she is a member of Chi Omega and Campus Canvas, and she writes for both The Tab and The Odyssey.

Her choice of favorite book offers a glimpse into what may have piqued her desire to be a writer.

“My favorite book is George Orwell’s ‘1984,’ because it captures an eerie yet precise depiction of modern society and the digital age we live in,” she notes.

As a student at Metairie Park Country Day School, Marcia was co-captain of the track team; co-chairwoman of Global Citizens and Spirit and Publicity; a Heart of Passion leader; and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference representative.

Colette Elysse Crouere

• Daughter of Mr. Joffre J. Crouere Jr. and Mrs. Vanessa Prentice

• Attending LSU

• Graduated from St. Scholastica Academy

The desire to help people is a strong motivation for Miss Colette Elysse Crouere, who is pursuing studies toward a career as an occupational therapist.

It also is reflected in her favorite literature: “Ordinary People” by Judith Guest.

“Due to my interest in psychology, I enjoyed the book’s examination of how an ordinary, suburban family dealt with a series of traumatic events,” Colette notes.

She is the daughter of Mr. Joffre J. Crouere Jr. and Mrs. Vanessa Prentice. Her mother is the former Vanessa Susan Rigg.

At LSU, Colette is a member of Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society, of the Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement, and of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

At St. Scholastica, she was a member of the varsity track team, was a moderator for the Art Club, was in the National Honor Society and the National Honor Societies for English and Social Studies and was a member of Mu Alpha Theta. She received the Most Talented Award in art. She has worked in the hospitality industry.

As a sub-deb, she was a maid in Harlequins.

Charlotte Villars Delery

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Stanislaus Delery Jr.

• Attending University of Mississippi

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

Miss Charlotte Villars Delery leads a fast-paced life, between school, volunteer work and serving as an intern for a United States senator.

But she also understands the need to occasionally stop and smell the roses, a sentiment cleverly stated in her favorite movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

Charlotte cites the main character’s line as the reason she like the film: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

With a packed schedule of obligations, this debutante might need to take the advice to heart.

Charlotte is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Stanislaus Delery Jr. Her mother is the former Susan Kammer Fromherz.

At the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, Charlotte is the awards chairman for Kappa Kappa Gamma and a member of the Society of Collegiate Leadership and Achievement.

She has plans for a career in marketing and advertising.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she was captain of the varsity volleyball team, wrote for the school newspaper, was involved in Peer Support Group, Campus Ministry and Community Involvement NOLA.

She has worked as an intern with U.S. Sen. David Vitter and has volunteered at Bridge House/Grace House.

As a sub-deb, Charlotte was in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes, Apollo and was presented by the Society of the Founders of the City of New Orleans.

Lauren Kennedi Ozie Dixon

• Daughter of Mr. Walter and Dr. Persharon Dixon of Ocean Springs, Mississippi

• Attends Ocean Springs High School

With a long list of accomplishments and honors, Miss Lauren Kennedi Ozie Dixon has much to cheer about.

The Ocean Springs High School rising senior will be captain of the varsity cheerleading squad at the school, completing her sixth year on the team.

She is the daughter of Mr. Walter and Dr. Persharon Dixon of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Her mother is the former Persharon Louisa Mathis.

Lauren’s involvement in Ocean Springs High School extends to several areas, fitting her description of herself as positive, energetic, inquisitive, determined and focused.

She is the secretary of Youth Activation Committee for bringing together youth with and without disabilities, a cheer coach for children ages 4-11, a member of the National Honor Society and has been a lighting technician for the school’s competition theater program.

Lauren has been active in the Jack and Jill of America chapter and been selected president of the teen division for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She also has twice won the Mississippi State Oratorical competition for the club’s southeastern region.

Her volunteer efforts have received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

She also holds the title of Miss Fashionetta Cotillion 2016 from Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Lauren plans to continue her work with special needs children after studying for a degree in engineering and computer science.

During Carnival 2017, Lauren will be presented by the Original Illinois Club as a debutante of the season.

Emily Dickson Ellis

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Conner Ellis III

• Attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

Miss Emily Dickson Ellis hopes to attend medical school and become a neurologist.

TIn order to achieve her goals, Emily will need to employ the best qualities she sees in herself: calmness, determination, consideration, diligence and an easy-going nature.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Conner Ellis III. Her mother is the former Kelly Mills Cowan.

Emily is attending Washington and Lee University in VirginiaLexington, Va., where she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She is also on the dean’s list.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she was on the three-time state championship varsity soccer team, was a member of the National Honor Society, received the Alumnae Essay Award and graduated with highest honors.

Emily has worked as a lifeeguard and an office assistant.

As a sub-deb, she was in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Caroline Walmsley Favrot

• Daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Parkhurst Favrot, and daughter of the late Mrs. Favrot

• Attending the University of Texas at Austin

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

A day at sea with family and sunshine would be the perfect treat for Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot, a University of Texas student in land-locked Austin.

She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Parkhurst Favrot, and daughter of the late Mrs. Favrot. Her mother was the former Kelsey Ann Bradley.

At UT, Caroline is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and is pursuing a career path in speech language pathology.

She graduated from Isidore Newman School, where she was a member of the state volleyball championship team, served on the yearbook committee and participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She also volunteered with ARC.

She has worked as a camp counselor and teacher’s assistant.

As a sub-deb, Caroline was in the courts of Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Caroline Walmsley Favrot

• Daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Parkhurst Favrot, and daughter of the late Mrs. Favrot

• Attending the University of Texas at Austin

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

A day at sea with family and sunshine would be the perfect treat for Miss Caroline Walmsley Favrot, a University of Texas student in land-locked Austin.

She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Parkhurst Favrot, and daughter of the late Mrs. Favrot. Her mother was the former Kelsey Ann Bradley.

At UT, Caroline is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and is pursuing a career path in speech language pathology.

She graduated from Isidore Newman School, where she was a member of the state volleyball championship team, served on the yearbook committee and participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She also volunteered with ARC.

She has worked as a camp counselor and teacher’s assistant.

As a sub-deb, Caroline was in the courts of Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Barriane Lenore Franks

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barron Franks

• Attending St. Mary’s Academy and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts

Melding her artistic abilities and a desire to express awareness of African-American history and racism, Miss Barriane Lenore Franks hopes to pursue educational opportunities in the arts and compile a touring art exhibit on social injustice.

“In visual arts, I will continue adding pieces to my social injustice series,” she says. “I hope to get at least one step closer to achieving my goals — to have a best-selling novel and a global traveling art exhibition.”

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barron Franks. Her mother is the former Kathleen Lenore McKinney.

At St. Mary’s Academy, Barriane is on both Principal’s and President’s Honor Rolls and maintained the highest average in English at the school this past term.

She is in the National Honor Society, Key Club, Art Club and the National Society of High School Scholars. Prior to attending St. Mary’s, she studied at Ursuline Academy and was on the Beta Honor Roll and received the Excellent Achievement in French 1 honor.

She is also a visual arts student at New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.

She has received the Crunchyroll International first place award for “One Piece,” the NAACP ACT-SO Louisiana Drawing gold medal. She has also exhibited her work at the Congressional Art Competition Louisiana District 2 and the Contemporary Arts Center.

This summer, Barriane will intern with Brandan “Bmike” Odums at #StudioBe.

During a previous Carnival season, she was a page to the queen of the Original Illinois Club. She will be presented at the organization’s Carnival 2017 ball as a debutante of the season.

Elizabeth “Liz” Fenner French

• Daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hardie Christian French and stepdaughter and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Eades Hogue

• Attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.

• Graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School

Miss Elizabeth Fenner French hopes to pursue a career in the medical field after completing her studies at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginiaa.

She is the daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hardie Christian French and stepdaughter and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Eades Hogue. Her mother is the former Rebecca Elizabeth Bouanchaud.

At Washington and Lee, Liz is the rush chairman for Kappa Kappa Gamma and is on the dean’s list.

During her tenure at Metairie Park Country Day School, she was a cheerleader, a member of the soccer and track teams, in the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society and received the George Eastman Young Leader’s Award and the Robert Montgomery Award in athletics.

She has served as a tennis instructor at the New Orleans Country Club’s children’s day camp and a counselor at Camp Point Clear in Guntersville, Alabama.

During her sub-deb season, Liz reigned as queen of Squires.

Annalee DesMare Gardner

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Russell Gardner

• Attending Rhodes Colleges in Memphis, Tennessee.

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

The life aquatic appeals to Miss Annalee DesMare Gardner, who says scuba diving and sailing at the beach would be her idea of a perfect day.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Russell Gardner. Her mother is the former Carro Coble.

At Rhodes College, Annalee is majoring in psychology and plans to become a speech therapist. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta and has volunteered with the Big Brother/Big Sister program and at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also works for The Bridge, Memphis’ street newspaper.

While attending Isidore Newman School, Annalee was co-captain of the tennis team her junior and senior years, played volleyball and participated in Relay for Life. She also volunteered with A’s and Acesstet and Green to Go Nola.

In the spring, she will spend the semester in Italy.

During her sub-deb year, Annalee was in the courts of Les Pierrettes and Apollo and a princess in the Grand Ball of Osiris.

Anne Bailey Girault

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall Girault Jr.

• Attending Louisiana State University

• Graduated from St. Scholastica Academy

Miss Anne Bailey Girault is a Louisianian with an eye for the future and the cuisine of the Bayou State.

In fact, this LSU Fightin’ Tiger feels a perfect day would be with family and friends on the river or by the pool eating crawfish.

And upon competition of her studies as an industrial engineer, Anne Bailey hopes to return to the New Orleans area to practice her profession.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall Girault Jr. Her mother is the former Evelyn Anne Tillman.

At LSU, Anne Bailey is the event chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma, is in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Chancellor’s honor roll and a member of the Honors College.

In high school at St. Scholastica Academy, she was a member of the varsity swim team, Sergeant Major of the colror guard, a member of the Art and Key Clubs, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society and Student Ministry. She was awarded the Service Hours Award, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Academic All-State Swimmer and graduated with high honors.

She has worked as a tutor, swim team coach at Tchefunctae Country Club and in the retail and hospitality industries.

During her sub-deb years, she was a dancer and lieutenant in Les Pierrettes and was a maid in the Krewe of Olympia Carnival ball.

Reagan Nicole Hairston

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Hairston of Gulfport, Mississippi.

• Attending Mississippi State University

• Graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School

Chemical engineering is the future path of Miss Reagan Nicole Hairston, who hopes to complete her education in the classroom and in a real-world setting.

“My plans are to wrap up two more semesters of engineering school and one more semester of work as a research engineer at Southern Ionics,” said the licensed professional chemical engineer. The company is located in West Point, Mississippi.

Reagan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Hairston of Gulfport, Miss. Her mother is the former Ann S. Jue.

At Mississippi State in Starkville, Reagan is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a Cooperative Education Engineer. She plays intramural volleyball and is a member of the Shackouls Honors College, on the president’s list and a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda Leadership and Honors organization.

Reagan graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School in Gulfport, where she was valedictorian, president of Mu Alpha Theta, secretary of the National Science Honor Society, co-captain of the volleyball team, editor of the yearbook and a member of the student council. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame, was honored with the Outstanding Student Council Member in the State of Mississippi, a Hugh O’Brian Leadership representative and received the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award.

Caroline Chapman Hewitt

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart Hewitt

• Attending the University of Mississippi

• Graduated from St. Scholastica Academy

Miss Caroline Chapman Hewitt wants to utilize her interest in journalism to gain an internship and eventual career in the music industry in Nashville.

With a background in music, a blog and a desire to travel internationally, she has all the right tools.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart Hewitt. Her mother is the former Nancy Barnwell Sumner.

At Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, Caroline is the author of the “Go Greek Now” blog and a member of Chi Omega. She also serves on the marketing and communications committee for Active Minds at the university, has been active in Make-A-Wish, Rebelthon Fundraiser and on the dean’s list.

While attending St. Scholastica Academy, she was a member of the Art Club, Key Club, Student Council and studied guitar, piano and voice. She received the Academic Achievement for Outstanding Student for Art II and was on the school’s Beta Honor Roll. Caroline’s work was also published in The Osirian literary magazine.

She has worked as a nanny and in hospitality and retail.

During a previous Carnival season, Caroline was a maid in the court of the Krewe of Olympia.

Ninette Therese deBalathier Hickey

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Alexander Hickey

• Attending Millsaps College

• Graduated from Louise McGehee School

The world of art has captured the interests of Miss Ninette Therese deBalathier Hickey.

Her interest in studio and theatrical arts is also reflected in her concept of a perfect day: “Right before a storm hits in the summer, not the calm before the storm, but when the sky starts turning black, the wind picks up and you know that you’re in for an adventure!”

The coming year will certainly be an adventure for Ninette and her fellow debutantes.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Alexander Hickey. Her mother is the former Maclyn Therese Le Bourgeois.

At Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi., Ninette is co-president of the Art Club, an officer in the Society for the Advancement of Electronic Culture and a member of the Aikido Club.

During her tenure at Louise McGehee School, she was an officer of the National Arts Honor Society, enjoyed horseback riding, piano and guitar and was awarded the Alice Peak Reiss art scholarship.

She has worked in the theatrical world as a set builder.

As a sub-deb, Ninette was a dancer in Les Pierrettes.

Margaret “Margaux” Elisabeth Hoefer

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Ernst Hoefer

• Attending Vanderbilt University

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

A summer in Washington, D.C., and a fall in Barcelona are on tap for Miss Margaret “Margaux” Elisabeth Hoefer as she continues her studies toward a future in marketing and public relations.

“I hope to become more engaged in my learning of marketing/public relations through my internship this summer, and I hope to learn about new cultures and have fun experiences with my friends while studying in Barcelona,” she notes.

Margaux will intern with USA Today for the summer and take part in Vanderbilt University’s study abroad program in the fall.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Ernst Hoefer. Her mother is the former Elisabeth Hunter Usry.

At Vanderbilt in Knoxville, Tennessee, she is a member of the Vanderbilt Public Relations Society and Kappa Alpha Theta, is on the dean’s list and works in the after-school tutoring program.

She graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart with highest honors, was an Advanced Placement scholar, was a member of the National Honor Society, was co-editor of the yearbook, participated in cross-country and took part in the Chilean foreign exchange student program. She also traveled to Nicaragua on a mission trip.

She has worked as a political campaign intern, as a camp counselor and in the hospitality and retail industries.

As a sub-deb, Margaux reigned as queen of Apollo, was a princess at the Grand Ball of Osiris and was a maid in Squires, Les Pierrettes and Harlequins.

Alicia Symoné Hoey

• Daughter of The Rev. and Mrs. David L. Hoey of Shreveport

• Attending Caddo Parish Magnet High School

Miss Alicia Symoné Hoey’s goals include becoming a certified public or forensic accountant.

She is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. David L. Hoey of Shreveport. Her mother is the former Shelita Maria Cannon.

At Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Alicia is a member of the volleyball team, the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. She has received the Student of the Month award at the Caddo Career and Technology Center and has received superior ratings for accounting and business communications at the Future Business Leaders of America District I Leadership Conference.

She has also volunteered with the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission.

Alicia serves as president of Top Teens of America Shreveport chapter and parliamentarian for the Louisiana Young Entrepreneurs – Shreveport.

Alicia is an advanced dance student with Inter-City Row.

She also has performed as a dancer and conducted auditions for Nick Cave’s “As Is” production in Shreveport.

Alicia will be presented as a debutante of the season at the Carnival ball of the Original Illinois Club, becoming the third generation of her family to do so. She served as a page in 2009. Her mother and grandfather, the late Mr. Morris Cannon Sr., reigned over the ball in 1988. Her grandmother was presented in 1958.

Anna Eugenie Huger

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Middleton Huger

• Attending the College of Charleston

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

Relaxing with sand, sun and companions would be the perfect day for Miss Anna Eugenie Huger.

A calm respite would seem in order for this active young lady, who will intern this summer in Chicago.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Middleton Huger. Her mother is the former Stephanie Goliwas.

At the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Anna is a member of Delta Delta Delta and a volunteer coordinator for St. Jude Hospital. She has also participated in the International Studies abroad program.

She is majoring in arts management, with a minor in communications.

At Isidore Newman School, she was a member of the varsity soccer team, active in Relay for Life and the Lafayette Academy Volunteer Group, and she received the Headmaster’s Award.

She has worked in the beauty and hospitality industries.

As a sub-deb, Anna was in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Catherine Franklin Hughs

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jude Semmes Hughs

• Attending Louisiana State University

• Graduated from St. Scholastica Academy

With a nod to author Jane Austen, Miss Catherine Franklin Hughs says “Pride and Prejudice” is her favorite book because of the strength of the central character.

“In a time when women weren’t seen as equals, Elizabeth Bennet is a strong female character,” she notes. “It’s a timeless novel that every woman should read at least once.”

Catherine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jude Semmes Hughs. Her mother is the former Julie Elizabeth Burg.

She is attending LSU, working toward a career involving international business and marketing.

Catherine is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, the Autism Awareness Society and the International Trade and Finance Club.

She also has an interest in European travel, particularly studying French culture and art appreciation.

Catherine graduated summa cum laude from St. Scholastica Academy, where she was president of the Foreign Language Club, a varsity cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, the National Social Studies Honor Society and was twice winner of the Louisiana State Foreign Language Festival’s extemporaneous speaking competition.

She has worked as a counselor at Covington’s Camp Old Hickory, as well as in the hospitality and automotive industries.

During a previous Carnival season, Catherine reigned as queen of the Krewe of Olympia.

As a sub-deb, she was a lady-in-waiting in Olympia, a princess in Athenians, a dancer and maid in Les Pierrettes and was presented in the Bienville Club President’s Ball.

Caroline Bennett Johnson

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Settoon Johnson

• Attending the University of Georgia

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

Miss Caroline Bennett Johnson’s hopes for her future include matriculating at law school. And it would seem this University of Georgia student is well on her way to making that goal.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Settoon Johnson. Her mother is the former Mary Bennett Fischer.

At the Athens, Georgia, school, Caroline is a history major, studying for a minor in fine arts. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and has received the UGA Classic Scholar Academic Merit Scholarship.

She has also studied abroad at the Innsbruck International Summer School in Austria.

At Isidore Newman School, she was chair of the school’s Actions Community Service Committee, a standing committee representative to the Executive Committee and tutored for Breakthrough New Orleans after school and during summers. She was the events organizer for the Autism Awareness Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Week and fundraiser. She was a member of the varsity track and field team and was the district champion in pole vaulting.

She also received the Frances T. Dyer Biology Award.

Caroline has worked as a research assistant at Tulane Medical School Neurobehavioral and Genetics Laboratory.

As a sub-deb, Caroline was a maid in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Christina Elizabeth Karl

• Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Laurence Karl

• Attending Boston College

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

The delights and excitement of sunny Spain are on the horizon for Miss Christina Elizabeth Karl, who heads for the European country this fall to study.

“I plan on continuing my studies in political science and in environmental studies,” she notes. “I also hope to learn about the Spanish culture during my fall semester in Madrid and to improve my fluency in Spanish.”

Christina is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Laurence Karl. Her mother is the former Deanna Leigh Faundus.

For the fall, Christina will attend the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

At Boston College in Massachusetts, Christina is a volunteer mentor and instructor at Dever McCormac Middle School in Boston and plays intramural soccer and tennis. She also sings in the school’s chorale.

At Isidore Newman School, she was a pep student representative, captain of the varsity tennis team and a member of the varsity soccer squad. She received the Headmaster’s Award and the Coach’s Award for tennis in her junior and senior years.

She has worked in retail, as a sports camp counselor and for a television production.

As a sub-deb, she was a princess in Athenians, a lady-in-waiting in Dorians and Prophets of Persia, presented at the Bienville Club President’s Ball and was a maid in Harlequins.

Madison Alana Keller

• Daughter and stepdaughter of Dr. and Mrs. V. Antoine Keller, and daughter of Ms. Alana Ann Sarrazin

• Attending the Academy of the Sacred Heart

Miss Madison Alana Keller is looking forward to her senior term of high school.

“I plan on enjoying my last year at Academy of the Sacred Heart by achieving academic excellence, spending time with my classmates and preparing for college,” notes Madison. Her ultimate goal is to become a healthcare professional, particularly a physician.

She will get a head start on college, as she is also participating in the Duke University’s Pre-College Summer Program.

Madison is the daughter and stepdaughter of Dr. and Mrs. V. Antoine Keller, and daughter of Ms. Alana Ann Sarrazin.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Madison is a member of the school’s Science Olympiad Team, Shelby’s Work Club cancer fundraising organization, and she has received high honors, the English Award and Merit Cards. She has also received the Dr. Timothy M. Burns Scholarship.

She has worked as a camp counselor and childcare provider.

During the 2017 Carnival season, Madison will be presented as a debutante at the ball of the Young Men Illinois Club.

Alexandra May Kern

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Salvadore Kern Jr.

• Attending Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

at Chapman University

• Graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal School

Miss Alexandra May Kern has a keen eye and savvy business sense about the future, delving into all aspects of the film industry.

“I want to be skilled in the full production process behind making a moving image while establishing myself in the film world by chronicling moments in life that immediately form an emotional connection with the viewer,” she notes. “If I can blend my artistic abilities into lasting artworks while simultaneously standing tall as a respected businesswoman, I will have truly achieved my career goals.”

Alexandra is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Salvadore Kern Jr. Her mother is the former Tammy Carnaggio.

At Chapman University in Orange, Californiaf., she is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Honor Society for Leadership and Success, a unit production manager, assistant director, set photographer and producer for student short films. She also volunteers with Children’s Hospital and Second Harvesters.

At St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Alexandra was captain of the soccer team, a project leader for Art Development of the Good Shepherd School, a member of the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, the Key Club, Film Club and Diversity Club. She received the Advanced Placement Photography and Art award, and received the University of Southern California Award for Commercial Production.

Alexandra has worked on several local television production as well as on the event staffs for Mardi Gras Productions and Paper Doll Promotions.

During a previous Carnival season, Alexandra reigned as the queen of Endymion.

Karrington Loren Knight

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Knight

• Attending Ursuline Academy

Mixing the serious and the joyful seems to be the key for Miss Karrington Loren Knight, who describes herself as honest, trustworthy, funny, loyal and dedicated.

Those qualities will serve her well as she embarks on a future to play golf for a Division I college and then on to law school and business school for an MBA.

Karrington is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Knight. Her mother is the former Lori Lavigne.

As a student at Ursuline Academy, she will be the junior class president in the upcoming year, is captain and a three-time Most Valuable Player for the school’s golf team, vice president of the Fit Club, secretary of the Key Club and Student Council representative and a member of the Art Club.

She is also is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, the Tri-M National Music Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She has received the Leadership Scholarship, English and Spanish honors and has received two Presidential Service Awards. She is the teen vice president of the local chapter of Jack and Jill and on the student advisory board of First Tee of Greater New Orleans.

Karrington will be presented as a debutante of the season at the Carnival ball of the Young Men Illinois Club in 2017.

Caroline Emily Lane

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Merritt Lane III

• Attending University of Virginia

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

The woods and waterways of coastal Mississippi are the backdrop for one of Miss Caroline Emily Lane’s favorite days.

“My idea of a perfect day is spending time in Kiln, Mississippi, with my friends and family,” she notes.

Caroline is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Merritt Lane III. Her mother is the former Eleanor Kohlmeyer.

At UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia, she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, is on the dean’s list and is a volunteer tutor at a local after-school program and at the Haven, a homeless shelter.

At Isidore Newman School, she was the chairwoman of the homecoming committee, was senior editor of the yearbook and served on the ACTIONS community service committee. Caroline was on the first honor roll and was a member of the Cum Laude Society and the homecoming court.

Caroline also was on the varsity soccer and volleyball teams.

She has been an intern at the Idea Village and a counselor at Camp Merrie-Woode in Sapphire, North Carolina.

As a sub-deb, Caroline was in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes, Apollo and Harlequins.

Mary Lucy Lapeyre

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephen Lapeyre

• Attending the University of Mississippi

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

A love of the great outdoors is true to form for Miss Mary Lucy Lapeyre.

She developed an affinity for adventure as an alumna of the National Outdoor Leadership School, particularly a love of rock climbing.

But Lucy, as she is known, also loves aquatic adventures, including boating and scuba diving.

Lucy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephen Lapeyre. Her mother is the former Patricia Ann Taylor.

At Ole Miss in Oxford, Lucy is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and serves as the organization’s new member educator.

During her years at Isidore Newman School, she was class secretary, active in Relay For Life, a peer leader, Sports Medicine captain and a member of “Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge,” sponsored by the Brees Dream Foundation and the Idea Village. She also was on the Newman Academic List of Merit.

As a sub-deb, Lucy was in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes, Apollo and Harlequins.

Adele Bry Layrisson

• Daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Paul Layrisson, and stepdaughter and daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. David Cappel

• Attending Stanford University

• Graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School

Miss Adele Bry Layrisson knows what it means to miss New Orleans.

The California collegiate’s idea of a fun day involves family and a feast of iconic Crescent City cuisine and hot spots, including Slim Goodies, Radosta’s, Audubon Park and Camellia Grill — plus sno-balls, soccer, roller skating and watching sunsets from the Fly.

But she will have to wait a bit for that taste of the town, as she is volunteering this summer at the AGN School in Tamil Nadu, India.

Adele is the daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Paul Layrisson, and stepdaughter and daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. David Cappel. Her mother was the former Marguerite Levert Burke.

At Stanford in Palo Alto, Californiaf., Adele has embarked on a course of study in psychology and English with a focus on creative writing. “I want to use my communication skills and understanding of human behavior to have a positive social impact, whether it be through education, writing and community outreach or social entrepreneurship,” she notes.

She is a member of Chi Omega, a Camp Kesem Stanford student leader, a Preschool Counts tutor and a Project Dosti grand recipient and participant. While she attended Metairie Park Country Day School, Adele was captain of the three-time Division V state champion varsity volleyball team, editor of the literary magazine, a Heart of Passion leader and a member of the Cum Laude Society. She received the Harvard Book Award and the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award.

During her sub-deb years, she was in the court of Les Pierrettes.

Alexandra “Allie” Suzanne LeJeune

• Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Horace Baltzer LeJeune, of Mountain Brook, Alabama.

• Attending Auburn University

• Graduated from Mountain Brook High School

Miss Alexandra “Allie” Suzanne LeJeune has a unique spin on life, and it shows in the words she uses to describe herself: smart, sporty, sharp, fashionable and loyal.

These stylish monikers seem fitting for an active Auburn student with a career path that includes the world of accounting.

She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Horace Baltzer LeJeune, of Mountain Brook, Alabama. Her mother is the former Suzanne Marie Guarch.

At the Alabama school, Allie is a member of Chi Omega, the Harbert College of Business Executive Society, Financial Stars, Campus Crusade, the Financial Leadership Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and, the National Society of Collegiate Schools, and she is on the dean’s list.

At Mountain Brook High School, Allie was the first priority officer, and was a member of the Spanish Club, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Ssociety, National Society of High School Scholars and, National Student Leadership, and she was on the staff of the Miss Olympian pageant. She also wasalso a member of the varsity indoor track team.

She has worked in retail and fashion, as well as as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

As a sub-deb, she was a princess in the court of the Grand Ball of Osiris.

Ailleen Cassegrain Livaudais

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. André Dugué Livaudais of Kingwood, Texas, and Covington

• Attending LSU

• Graduated from Kingwood High School

With “dual citizenship” in Louisiana and Texas, Miss Ailleen Cassegrain Livaudais will come to the LSU Health Sciences Center in the fall to pursue a career in nursing.

But for the summer, Ailleen heads back home to the Lone Star State, where she continues her tradition of teaching dance lessons at a local studio. She’s been able to employ all the attributes she sees in herself: fun-loving, thoughtful, inquisitive, positive and determined.

Ailleen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. André Dugué Livaudais, of Kingwood, Texas, and Covington. Her mother is the former Susan Joan Dawson.

While attending LSU at its Baton Rouge campus, Ailleen was a member of Delta Zeta, where she used her dance talents to coordinate the Greek organization’s Song Fest entry with Kappa Sigma.

At Kingwood High School, she represented the school’s debate team at the Texas State Debate Competition and was a member of the nationally recognized Kingwood High School Fillies dance team. She also was a member of the National Forensic League.

As a sub-deb, Ailleen was in the courts of Squires and Harlequins.

Kaylor Keairah Magee

• Daughter of Mr. William Bailey and Ms. Keokuk K. Magee

• Attending Abramson Science and Technology Charter School

Miss Kaylor Keairah Magee may have her heart in the Big Easy but she hopes to continue her education in the Big Apple after completing her senior year of high school.

She hopes “to graduate from high school in the top of my class and go to New York University.”

And she seems to be well on her way, maintaining a 4.3 grade point average.

She is the daughter of Mr. William Bailey and Ms. Keokuk K. Magee.

At Abramson Science and Technology Charter School, Kaylor is on the Alpha and Beta honor rolls, takes Advanced Placement courses and is in the BARD early college program. She is a member of the school’s flag team, involved in peer mediation and an intern for advanced placement for comparative government.

She works as an office assistant at Contin-U-Care Personal Care Services and this summer will be a volunteer assistant teacher at A Place to Grow Learning Center.

Her collegiate aspirations including a career track for family counseling.

During a previous Carnival season, Kaylor was a princess in the Young Men Illinois Club’s ball. She will be presented as a debutante of the season at the organization’s 2017 ball.

Eleanor Grace Masinter

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul James Masinter

• Attending Barnard College

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

For the fall semester, Spain is the name of the game for Miss Eleanor Grace Masinter, who looks forward to immersing herself in Spanish culture while traveling through the Iberian peninsula and crossing the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco.

Her attributes will come in handy during her travels, as Eleanor describes herself as energetic, driven, funny, inquisitive and kind.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul James Masinter. Her mother is the former Audrey Renee Williams.

At Barnard, the the New York college, affiliated with Columbia University, Eleanor is a member of Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, serves on the Bacchanal Committee, the Columbia Women’s Business Society, the Macintosh Activities Council and has been on the dean’s list.

At Isidore Newman School, she was twice president of Model United Nations, co-captain of the varsity tennis team, a cheerleader, on the PEP committee, a junior inductee in Cum Laude, a cheerleader and choir member. She received the Warren G. Moses History Lecture Award and the Headmaster’s Award.

She has worked in the banking industry.

In previous Carnival seasons, Eleanor was a train bearer for the Mystery ball. As a sub-deb, she was in the courts of Squires, Apollo and Harlequins, and a princess in Athenians and the Grand Ball of Osiris.

Madison Colleen Mikes

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Mikes

• Attending Louisiana State University

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

Her love of outdoors, as well as her helpful and friendly ways, will serve Miss Madison Colleen Mikes, who has a desire to help repair and prevent future damage to the environment.

The smart, athletic student would like to advance her studies so she can work “with large companies and/or government to help decide how to repair damage to the environment and how to follow new laws to prevent future problems.”

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Mikes. Her mother is the former Marie Celeste Michaelis.

At LSU, she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Louisiana Water and Environmental Association, and she is a lifeguard at the university. She also plays on a club soccer team and has been awarded the Friends of French Service honor.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she participated in a French Exchange Student program in Nantes, France. She was captain of the varsity soccer squad, on the sailing team and was an All-State Team Soccer Player. She received the France-Amerique Award, the Exchange Program recognition, was a National Honor Society Member and graduated with highest honors.

As a sub-deb, Madison was in the courts of Squires and Harlequins and a princess in Athenians and a lady-in-waiting in Prophets of Persia.

Claire Elizabeth Bertel Montgomery

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levere Cooley Montgomery III

• Attending St. Mary’s College

• Graduated from St. Scholastica Academy

The high-energy worlds of finance and real estate are the career goals of Miss Claire Elizabeth Bertel Montgomery.

As a double major in business administration and economics, she will have excellent tools to succeed in her quest.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levere Cooley Montgomery III. Her mother is the former Mimi Mary Minnis.

At St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, Claire is active in the Ski Club and Circle K.

While a student at St. Scholastica Academy, Claire was a member of Student Ministry, secretary of the Key Club, an Advanced Placement Scholar, the National Honor Society, the National English Honors Society, the National Social Studies Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Rho Kappa. She was acknowledged for academic achievement in Advanced Placement Psychology, Physics Honors and Spanish III Honors. She was also a member of the swim and tennis teams, honored with All-State Academic recognition in both sports.

She has served as a counselor at Camp Kahdalea in Brevard, North Carolina.

Rachael Roberts Moss

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Elias Moss II

• Attending University of Mississippi

• Graduated from Louise S. McGehee School

A bit of south Louisiana mixed with some Mississippi hospitality are the ingredients of a great time for Miss Rachael Roberts Moss.

“My idea of a perfect day would be a sunny afternoon in Oxford enjoying crawfish and an Ole Miss baseball game with my friends,” she notes. “Everyone sets up tents in the outfield and crowds of students gather together to support the Rebels.”

But that will have to wait until fall, as she is planning to study in Innsbruck, Austria, over the summer.

Rachael is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Elias Moss II. Her mother is the former Mary Ann McBride.

At Ole Miss, Rachael is an integrated marketing communications major with a business administration minor. She is also is a member of Delta Delta Delta and serves as the Louisiana coordinator. A member of the American Marketing Association, she’s also active in the St. Jude Philanthropic project.

While a student at Louise S. McGehee School, Rachael was active in student government, on the Beta Club, honor roll, swim team and participated in a mission trip to Costa Rica.

Her career goals are to join the family antique business as a fifth-generation legacy.

As a sub-deb, she was in the courts of Squires, a princess in the Grand Ball of Osiris and a lieutenant in Les Pierrettes.

Cynthia “Callie” Callaghan Nelson

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cabell Nelson

• Attending Southern Methodist University

• Graduated from Episcopal High School

Miss Cynthia “Callie” Callaghan Nelson has a jump- start on her career in interior design.

“I started my own interior design company, Shoestring Designs, last summer, so I hope to go to graduate school for interior design at either Parsons in New York or The Interior Design School in London in hopes of expanding my business,.” she said.

She heads for London this summer to intern at a public relations firm that specializes in advertising and public relations for interior design companies.

In the meantime, she stays on the go, with her idea of a perfect day involving healthy eating, lots of physical fitness, a visit to some textile stores and wrapping with a bit of bubbly and some friends.

Callie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cabell Nelson. Her mother is the former Megan McCarthy.

When she is not working in her own company, Callie attends Dallas’ Southern Methodist University, where she is the new member coordinator for Pi Beta Phi and has maintained a spot on the honor roll with distinction every semester there.

At Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia., she was on the Young Alumni Leadership Committee, captain of both the varsity volleyball and squash teams, an All-ISL and All-Tournament team member for volleyball and Most Valuable Player for squash. She was the head tour guide and, a contributing writer and photography editor for the student newspaper, and she maintained an honor roll grade- point average each year.

In addition to working as a tennis counselor, she has worked in several design houses.

As a sub-deb, she was a maid in Squires and Les Pierrettes and was a princess in the Grand Ball of Osiris.

Susan “Shelby” Shelbourne Pointer

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joiner Pointer

• Attending Southern Methodist University

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

Miss Susan “Shelby” Shelbourne Pointer is studying for a career that capitalizes on the burgeoning world of digital media.

The Southern Methodist University student is majoring in advertising with a concentration in digital media strategy.

But the serious student also has a fun streak: The Will Ferrell comedy “Tallaedega Nights: — The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” is her favorite movie,.

Shelby is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joiner Pointer. Her mother is the former Marilyn Burke Bishop.

At the Dallas university, Shelby is a member of Pi Beta Phi.

At Isidore Newman School, she was the graphic design editor for the yearbook, was active in sports medicine and was a member of the school’s volleyball team.

She has worked in the retail and hospitality industries and will intern with a Dallas firm this summer.

As a sub-deb, she was a maid in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Flower Redd

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund England Redd

• Attending University of Virginia

• Graduated from Episcopal High School

The worlds of high fashion and journalism are a heady mix, and Miss Elizabeth “Lizzie” Flower Redd has plunged in with fervor.

She will have a returning internship with Hearst Magazines this summer, working in digital media for Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar.

It’s just another step in an ambitious career plan.

“I look forward to entering the media studies program this fall where I can merge my career interests of fashion editor journalism with an education in the ever-changing medium of communications,” she notes.

Lizzie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund England Redd. Her mother is the former Anne Stuart Flower.

At UVA in Charlottesville, Lizzie is the business analyst and social media director for Course Forum, a student startup to assist students with curriculum. She is active in One Love Foundation philanthropy and is the new member director for Kappa Alpha Theta and the organization’s representative on the Inter-Sorority Council. She is also on the dean’s list and an Echols Scholar.

At Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, Lizzie was the head tour guide, a Maroon Mentor, cheerleader, contributing editor for the school newspaper and literary magazine, on the student activities committee, a member of the varsity track and volleyball teams, a four-year honor roll student and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction.

She has also been the social media director for a private library company and a public relations intern for Scout Guide.

As a sub-deb, she was in the courts of Squires, Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Erin Curry Reily

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Harrington Reily

• Attending the University of Notre Dame

•Graduated from Isidore Newman School

The lure of the British Isles seems to have captured one particular Fighting Irish student as Miss Erin Curry Reily embarks on studies in Ireland and England over the next two years.

Erin will head to Ireland this summer for a University of Notre Dame program and will travel to London in the summer of 2017 for study there.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Harrington Reily. Her mother is the former Deborah Ann Curry.

At the South Bend, Indiana., school, Erin is a rising junior on the dean’s honor list. She is a student in the Mendoza College of Business, seeking dual degrees in marketing and graphic design. She is the art director for Notre Dame’s Scholastic Magazine, the assistant to the marketing director at the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame and a graphic designer for the Student Union Board.

While attending Isidore Newman School, she was editor-in-chief of The Absinthe yearbook and received the yearbook’s award for excellence of achievement in photojournalism, design editor of the Pioneer, a Peer Leader, leader of the Cultural Awareness Club, a member of the homecoming court, played varsity soccer and tennis and was a National Merit finalist. She was a First Honor student and an Advanced Placement Scholar with distinction. Erin was a member of the Cum Laude Society, recipient of the Ralph J. Schwartz Memorial Key Award for Academic Excellence, the Eddy S. Kalin Mathematics Award, the Rosa Freeman Keller Community Service Award, the Dartmouth Book Award and the Loyola University Spanish Award.

No stranger to travel in the United Kingdom, Erin was a scholarship recipient from the Irish Network of New Orleans and attended a summer program at University College Dublin in Ireland the summer of her junior year.

Her love of travel and design are reflected in her admiration for the film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

“Wes Anderson is an incredible filmmaker whose artistic style is wonderfully exemplified in this particular film,” she notes, adding it is “visually interesting and maintains a compelling and witty plot throughout.”

She will intern this summer in graphic design with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and with Dickie Brennan and Company, as well as be a counselor at Camp DeSoto in Mentone, Alabama.

As a sub-deb, Erin reigned over the Harlequins ball in 2014.

Remy Rose Rendeiro

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gino John Rendeiro

• Attending Sewanee: The University of the South

• Graduated from Louise S. McGehee School

A message of generosity, forgiveness and love has made an impact on Miss Remy Rose Rendeiro, who cites Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” as her favorite book.

It has proven to be “the most meaningful book I have ever read,” she notes. “A book on generosity, love and forgiveness, ‘The Giving Tree’ has an extraordinarily poignant grasp on the inevitability of change in human life and the invaluable role that one’s family plays throughout that process of change.”

Those qualities are reflected in Remy’s volunteer efforts and her desire to work in international relations.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gina John Rendeiro. Her mother is the former Maury Pringle McCurdy.

At the Tennessee university, she is an admissions leader, involved in St. Jude volunteer work, a Community Action Committee volunteer and plays tennis. She also is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society.

At Louise S. McGehee School, Remy was the student body president, class president, captain of the tennis team, a peer support leader and captain of the Relay for Life effort. She also was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with distinction in English, received the French Achievement award, the Washington & Lee Book Award and the Citizenship award.

She has worked as a counselor at Camp Illahee in Brevard, North Carolina, and interned with McGehee Little Gate. As a sub-deb, Remy was a lieutenant in Les Pierrettes.

Avery Scott Rowan

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Forney Rowan Jr.

• Attending the University of Georgia

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

Miss Avery Scott Rowan will marshal her talent and education as she considers a career in advertising, product branding and marketing and graphic design.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Forney Rowan Jr. Her mother is the former Virginia Scott Freeman.

At the Athens school, Avery is pursuing a degree in the Franklin School of Arts and Sciences in painting and art history, with the hopes of continuing her education for a master’s of fine arts degree.

She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, is on the dean’s list and received the Kurzmicki-McCutchen Memorial Scholarship to the Lamar Dodd School of Art in the Franklin college.

As a student at Isidore Newman School, Avery was a five-time team captain for volleyball, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. She was on the Captain’s Leadership Council, was a Student Activities representative and played club volleyball at the national tournament level.

She was also All-State in volleyball, soccer and track and field. She earned 19 varsity letters and held five Newman School records in track and field upon her graduation.

She also was also a Newman sScholar.

Avery also achieved the rank of captain in the boating program at Camp Merrie-Woode in Sapphire, North .Carolina.

As a sub-deb, she was in the courts of Squires and Apollo.

Olivia Louise Rufty

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jackson Rufty III

• Attending Tulane University

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

Miss Olivia Louise Rufty has taken her career goals and merged them with philanthropic efforts.

The Tulane University student has an interest in child development and wants to express that in nursing.

She already has done so as an intern through Global Visions International, working with special-needs orphans in South Africa.

Olivia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jackson Rufty III. Her mother is the former Melissa Marsh Miles.

The Green Wave student is a member of Pi Beta Phi and has worked as a day care counselor for ARC of Greater New Orleans through the United Way. She also has held a child life internship with Ochsner Medical Center.

At Isidore Newman School, Olivia was captain of the varsity tennis team, president of the ARC Club, copy editor for the yearbook and a member of Students Against Drunk Driving, and she served on the Relay for Life committee.

She also participated in a service trip to the Dominican Republic and organized and hosted events for special-needs adults.

As a sub-deb, she was in the court of Squires.

Rachel Elizabeth Schulingkamp

• Daughter of Mr. David Paul Schulingkamp and Ms. Miriam Schulingkamp

• Attending Reed College

• Graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School

Family and friends are important for Miss Rachel Elizabeth Schulingkamp.

A day boating on Walloon Lake in Michigan holds great appeal for Rachel, as well as a dinner with a bonfire, s’mores and family, friends and her canine companions.

She is the daughter of Mr. David Paul Schulingkamp and Ms. Miriam Schulingkamp. Her mother is the former Miriam Amy Hollar.

At the Portland, Oregon., college, Rachel is conducting research and study in the field of behavioral economics. She also has interned for the annual student fundraiser as well.

This summer, she will intern at the Institute for Public Policy and Research at Michigan State University.

At Metairie Park Country Day School, Rachel was a participant in the Model United Nations, the Youth Advisory Council, the National Honor Society, the Cum Laude Society and was on the track and cross- country squads.

As a sub-deb, Rachel was in the courts of Dorians and the Grand Ball of Osiris.

Keil Elizabeth Senter

• Daughter of retired Navy Capt. and Mrs. Robert Reid Senter Jr.

• Attending the University of Mississippi

• Graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School

Jane Austen’s classic tale of strong, independent women is the book of choice for Miss Keil Elizabeth Senter.

“Pride and Predjudice” appeals to Keil both from the story perspective and the time period.

She is the daughter of retired Navy Capt. and Mrs. Robert Reid Senter Jr. Her mother is the former Karen Ann Keil.

At Ole Miss, Keil is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and she hopes to become a chemical engineer.

While a student at Metairie Park Country Day School, she was the chair of Spirit and Publicity, a cheerleader, active in Heart of Passion and traveled to South Africa for a student exchange program. She was a National Merit Semifinalist and was the state literary champion for U.S. History.

She has worked as a lifeguard at Tulane University’s Reily Center and interned with Jolie and Elizabeth clothing designs.

Candace Nia Smith

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton T. Smith Jr.

• Attending Mississippi State University

• Graduated from Ursuline Academy

The character of Atticus Finch appeals to Miss Candace Nia Smith, particularly for his strength and character. He is the essence of why she likes Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

“The characters represent many social justice themes,” she notes, “that still relate to some of the social issues people have to deal with today.”

Candace is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton T. Smith Jr. Her mother is the former Kelly Lynn Dennis.

In the fall, Candace will travel to Starkville to attend Mississippi State University, where she will study marketing and public relations.

She recently graduated from Ursuline Academy, where she was co-captain of the soccer team. She also participated on the track squad, was active in UA Fit and Peer Ministry, and was a student ambassador, a choir member and recipient of the Service Pin.

Candace is also president of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church Youth Ministry.

She has worked as a counselor and counselor-in-training at Tulane University’s Ripples Summer Camp.

Candace holds the title of Miss Promise from Alpha Kappa Alpha and participated in the Pearls of Pride and Promise Cotillion.

During the Carnival 2017 festivities, Candace will be presented as a debutante by the Young Men Illinois Club.

Virginia Parker Stewart

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gordon Stewart

• Attending LSU

• Graduated from St. Scholastica Academy

Politics and the whirl of Washington, D.C., are in the summer forecast for Miss Virginia Parker Stewart.

The Fightin’ Tiger heads to Capitol Hill for an internship, but part of her heart will stay in Baton Rouge. She notes that her perfect day includes “fall weather, jogging the lakes at LSU, hanging with family and friends while tailgating for a football game, then celebrating the Tigers’ victory that night.”

Virginia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gordon Stewart. Her mother is the former Ann Crane Mason.

At LSU, Virginia represents the Manship School as president in student government, is on the dean’s and chancellor’s lists, is a member of the National Collegiate Scholar Society and the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, is public relations officer for the Golden Key Honor Society and has been a delegate to Panhellenic. She is vice president of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She also worked as a reporter for Tiger TV during her freshman and sophomore years.

At St. Scholastica Academy, she was student body president, a Student Council member, secretary of the Southern Association of Student Councils and parliamentarian for the Louisiana Association of Student Councils. She was active in theatrical productions through St. Paul’s Marian Players and St. Scholastica’s Benedictine Players. She also was a student minister.

Virginia was honored as the St. Tammany Outstanding Senior by Inside Northside magazine, was Student of the Year twice, received the Sades Sapiente Award, was the state oratory winner for the Louisiana Association of Student Councils and received the group’s Dale Hawley National Leadership Award. She attended Louisiana Girls State and has been a swimming coach, a counselor at Camp Kahdalea in Brevard, North Carolina, and a nanny.

Virginia also has traveled to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip.

In a previous Carnival season, Virginia served in the court of the Krewe of Olympia. As a sub-deb, she was in the courts of Les Pierrettes and Apollo.

Mary Catherine Colon Toso

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Toso III

• Attending Louisiana State University

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

With a view toward law school, Miss Mary Catherine Colon Toso will need her best qualities: She describes herself as hard-working, determined and compassionate.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Toso III. Her mother is the former Monique Cherie Colon.

At LSU, Mary Catherine is studying in the College of Business with a concentration in finance. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has received the Tiger Excellence Scholarship and has been on the dean’s list.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she was on the Student Council and yearbook staff. She was co-president of Best Buddies and a Eucharistic minister, and she volunteered for a mission trip to Nicaragua through Amigos for Christ. She graduated with highest honors, was a member of the National Honor Society and received the Ana Marie Rapier Scholarship.

She will intern in banking this summer and has worked in retail during school.

In a previous Carnival season, Mary Catherine was a train bearer for the Mystery ball, a lady-in-waiting in Dorians and in the court of Les Pierrettes. She has been a demoiselle representing New Orleans in the Society of the War of 1812 and was presented at the Bienville Club President’s Ball.

Eugenia Hill Walk

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Wade Walk

• Attending Virginia Polytechnic and State University

• Graduated from Isidore Newman School

A future in science seems within reach for Miss Eugenia Hill Walk.

She is studying mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering and hopes to pursue a professional license and to open her own firm. And she will intern this summer at Tulane Medical Center to advance her studies.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Wade Walk. Her mother is the former Charlene Mary Hill.

At the Blacksburg, Virginia, university, Eugenia is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Newman Community Catholic Center and Alpha Delta Pi. She was the freshman chairwoman of the Student Engineers Council, as well as the director of administration. She also has served as an upper-class leader in Hypatia Living Learning Community.

At Isidore Newman School, Eugenia was the co-editor of the Absinthe yearbook, secretary of the executive committee of Student Government, a peer leader, on the varsity volleyball team and an advisory board member for Breakthrough New Orleans. She received the Faculty Award for Scholarship, the Princeton University Book Award, the Heather M. Pereira Memorial Award, the Anvil Prescott Schultz Citizenship Award and was on the homecoming court.

She has worked at an engineering firm over the past two summers and as a counselor at Camp Longhorn in Burnet, Texas.

As a sub-deb, she was in the court of Squires and a princess in Prophets of Persia.

Madden Elizabeth Wilbert

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Colligan Wilbert

• Attending the University of Mississippi

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

Miss Madden Elizabeth Wilbert, a student at the University of Mississippi, wants to work hard in the next 12 months to maintain a high grade-point average and become more involved in serving the community.

Madden is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Colligan Wilbert. Her mother is the former Kathleen Kirk.

At Ole Miss, Madden is studying to be a speech language pathologist, with the hopes of attending graduate school. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi, Gamma Beta Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, the Ole Miss Student Speech Language Hearing Association, and she is a volunteer with the Leap Frog after-school and tutoring program. Madden is also on the chancellor’s honor roll.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Madden was on the varsity squads for volleyball, soccer and track. She was also a Peer Support leader and the district soccer Most Valuable Player, and she graduated with highest honors. She served as a youth elder at St. Charles Presbyterian Church.

Madden has worked as a counselor at Camp Greystone in Tuxedo, North Carolina, and in child care.

As a sub-deb, she was a princess in Athenians, a lady-in-waiting in Dorians, a princess in the Grand Ball of Osiris, in the court of Harlequins and was presented at the Bienville Club President’s Ball.

McKain Elizabeth Williams

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hunter Williams

• Attending Colorado College

• Graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School

Miss McKain Elizabeth Williams enjoys the great outdoors, particularly skiing in winter and hiking in the spring and fall.

Her enjoyment is multiplied, no doubt, by having Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the backdrop for such fun and for school.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hunter Williams. Her mother is the former Stacey West.

At Colorado College, McKain is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

At Metairie Park Country Day School, McKain was editor of the yearbook, captain of the cross-country team, on the soccer squad and winner of the University of the South Book Award.

She will intern this summer in the marketing division of Bevolo Gas and Electric Lighting.

Katherine Stafford Winsberg

• Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jay Winsberg

• Attending LSU in the fall

• Graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart

The qualities Miss Katherine Stafford Winsberg uses to describe herself certainly will be a benefit in her chosen career path of nursing.

Katherine calls herself outgoing, caring, family-oriented, positive and a leader.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jay Winsberg. Her mother is the former Constance Freret Hartson.

Katherine most recently attended the College of Charleston but will transfer to LSU this fall.

She is a member of Delta Delta Delta and is active in sailing and tennis. She also has been on the president’s list for academic excellence and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Leadership and Service.

At the Academy of the Sacred Heart, she was on the Student Council’s Executive Board, was on the yearbook committee and played on the basketball team. She was a member of the National Honor Society, graduated with highest honors and received the Service Award.

She has worked in the child care and retail fields and has interned in the medical field. She also served as a counselor for Mes Amies Girls’ Day Camp and Camp Point Clear in Mentone, Alabama.

As a sub-deb, Katherine reigned over Les Pierrettes and also was a page in that organization.