Cabrini High School has named Peggy Scott Laborde, Class of ’71, as the school’s 2015 Alumna of the Year. Ardley R. Hanemann Jr., president of Cabrini, made the announcement at the National Honor Society student assembly and presented Laborde with a bouquet of yellow roses, the traditional gift to the Alumna of the Year.
Laborde is an author, senior producer for WYES and host of the station’s ‘Steppin’ Out’ series. Laborde has developed, produced, and hosted more than 45 documentaries about New Orleans and its history including the history of Cabrini High School. She is the recipient of an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and honors from the Public Relations Society of America, the American Council of Career Women, American Women in Radio and Television, the Mayor’s Conference on Women, and numerous awards from the New Orleans Press Club awards.
She has served as president of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival since 1992 and has held leadership positions with the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Metropolitan Area Leadership Forum, the New Orleans Coalition, the Mid-City Improvement Association, and the Canal Street Area Service Association.
Hanemann said, “Peggy Scott Laborde is a living example of the Cabrinian core values of respect, excellence, and service, and the embodiment of Mother Cabrini’s belief that mediocrity is never acceptable.”
Cabrini High School is at 1400 Moss St. in Faubourg St. John.