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Honors Convocation Winners

Released: 05/07/2008

Vanessa Willis, a senior from Oakdale, Carlette B. Cleveland, a junior from Alexandria, Aimee Couvillion, a sophomore from Cottonport and Kendal Droddy, a freshman from Elizabeth have earned the Col. W.R. Middleton Award from LSU at Alexandria. It’s the most prestigious leadership and service honor a student can receive from the LSUA, which saluted more than 100 students at the 46th annual Student Honors Convocation.

Academic Discipline Awards, which recognize exceptional achievement in various areas of study, went to Jonathan Belgard, Pineville, religion; Vernon Blood, St. Landry, geography; Hannah Carter, Montgomery, sociology; Frances Cole, Pineville, psychology; Evelyn Dean, Alexandria, accounting; Eden Ducote, Mansura, pharmacy technology; Candy Gerace, Melville, business; Levelle Harris, Alexandria, biology; Laura Bignar Jones, Olla, clinical laboratory technician; James Klock, Alexandria, political science; Christopher McCain, Pineville, criminal justice; Lindsay McNeal, Alexandria, French; and Cherilyn H. Melder, Forest Hill, special education.

Also, Wendi Mount, Leesville, radiologic technology; Malacha McClure Neal, Jena, education; Staci Michelle O’Donnell, Alexandria, theatre; Jessica Paul, Pineville, chemistry; Derrick Perdue, Lena, nursing; Abeer Salam, Alexandria, mathematics; Christina Scroggs, Pineville, Spanish; Kimberly Thompson, Oakdale, communication studies; Aaron Tiffee, Vidalia, English; Ashley Underwood, Libuse, early childhood education; and Jason Wheeler, Pineville, history.

The highest full- and part-time senior grade point average awards went to Lynette Paul of Pollock and Rita Martin of Pineville. Juniors winning the highest GPA awards were Courtney Texada and Kathleen Watson, both of Alexandria. Sophomores Kylie M. Andrews of Olla and Irene Alexandre of Alexandria, and freshmen John William Waight and Amy Elizabeth Bordelon, both of Alexandria, also captured highest GPA awards.

Other award winners from Alexandria were Allana Bacon, academic excellence; Jonathon Betts, Valerie and Robert Neblett Scholarship; Daniel Cutler, academic excellence; Laura Frease, academic excellence and Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Joshua Goss, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Harris, academic excellence; Melanie Jacobs, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Weslianne Lewis and Felicia Lovelady, academic excellence; Cara Lowry, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Leland Grae McCullough, academic excellence; David A. Melancon, Huie Dellmon Scholarship; Lorie Ann Miller, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Jeremy Moreau, Lavergne and Merrick Turpin Kiwanis Scholarship; Griselda Ester Perez, academic excellence; Amanda Sanchez, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Connie Renee-DeVillier Smith, academic excellence; Trayce Snow, outstanding service as a student leader and Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Shante Williams, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; and Alice P. Wilson, academic excellence.

Award winners from Pineville were Jacqueline Braddock, academic excellence; Janae Borman and Teresa Chelette, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Frances Crawford, William and Alice Morros Scholarship; Amber Michelle Hively, Sarah James and Rita Martin, academic excellence; Holly McDaniel, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Jessica McPherson, academic excellence; Victor Riscili, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Meredith Screpetis and Jacquelyn C. Smith, academic excellence; and Brianne Strother, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities.

Other award winners from Rapides Parish were Cody Dunn, Lecompte, Shakespeare Award; Bridgette Golman, Glenmora, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Courtney Goudeau, Tioga, academic excellence; Alecia Lewis, Woodworth, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Cindy Miller, Lecompte, academic excellence; Nicole Lynn Weatherford, Hineston, Cleta DeWitt Delta Kappa Gamma Award and Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; and Samantha Weis, Deville, academic excellence.

Honorees from Avoyelles Parish were Kelley Aymond, Marksville, and Jessica Blood, Hessmer, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Jackie Bonnette, academic excellence, and Heather L. Bordelon, James C. Bolton Scholarship, both of Marksville; Justin Chenevert, Cottonport, Barbara Martin Scholarship; Kelly Daigrepont, Moreauville, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Danielle Gremillion, Plaucheville, Susan King Gremillion, Mansura, and Elise Kelone, Bunkie, academic excellence; Ashley M. Lemoine, James C. Bolton Scholarship; and Rhiannon Lemoine, Plaucheville, Justin Opdenhoff, Effie, Timothy Arnold Reynolds, Bunkie, and Sarah Ann Webb and Mary L. Williams, both of Marksville, academic excellence.

Other winners from Central Louisiana were Philemon Chapman, Ville Platte, and Eric Clark, Pollock, Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Jessica Corley, Jena, William and Alice Morros Scholarship; Michael B. Dees, Oakdale, academic excellence; Kimberly Michelle Doughty, Jena, Professional Disposition Award and Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities; Whitney Leann Estis, Jonesville, Lacey Nicole Fontenot, Ville Platte, Natalie Fontenot, Washington, Sarah Matte, Ville Platte, Cindy Sanders, Trout, and Amelia Claire Weaver, Trout, academic excellence.