The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus announced their 2012 Women of Excellence Awards Nominees and a local Benton High School student has been nominated!


LLWCF Announces 2012 Women of Excellence Awards Nominees

Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus through the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation is pleased to announce the nominees for its 2012 Women of Excellence Awards.

The awards recognize and honor the exemplary achievements and contributions of extraordinary Louisiana women who personify excellence in their leadership, profession, academics, community service, character and integrity. The categories for the awards are:

 Business

 College Woman of Excellence (ages 18 to 25)

 Education & Research

 Government & Law

 High School Woman of Excellence (for graduating seniors)

 Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

 Volunteerism

The winners of the High School Woman of Excellence Award and the College Woman of Excellence Award will each receive a scholarship for $1,000.

The Women of Excellence nominees by category are:


□ Anna M. Jones--State Farm--Baton Rouge

□ Dawn Sharpe-Brackett--East St. Tammany Chamber of


□ Sevetri M. Wilson--Solid Ground Innovations, LLC--Baton Rouge

College Woman of Excellence (age 18 to 25):

□ Danielle Lauren Borel--Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge

□ Kelsey L. Creel--Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge

□ Kara Ramsey--Tulane University--Baton Rouge

Education & Research:

□ Alexina Archer Medley--Easton Charter High School--New Orleans

□ Alma Thornton--Southern University and A&M College--Baton Rouge

Government & Law:

□ Linda Perez Clark--Kean Miller LLP--Baton Rouge

□ Shelly D. Dick—Forrester, Dick & Clark, Attorneys--Baton Rouge

High School Woman of Excellence (for graduating seniors):

□ Carlie Lynne Amore--Northshore High School--Slidell

□ Kelea Rose Buras--First Baptist Christian School--Slidell

□ Mary Claire Curet--New Iberia Senior High--New Iberia

□ Abigail Daigle--New Iberia Senior High--New Iberia

□ Cekret Davis--Deridder High School--DeRidder

□ Claire Delahoussaye--Comeaux High School--Youngsville

□ Kellie Kay Duck--Riverview Academy--Montz

□ Terynek Na'Lyn Grover--East St. John High School--LaPlace

□ Debria Sallie Lee Joe--Peabody Magnet High School--Alexandria

□ Emily Marie Laurent--Archbishop Chapelle High School--LaPlace

□ Haley Brooke McDaniel--Tioga High School--Ball

□ Kady Navarra--Hammond High Magnet School--Tickfaw

□ A'Niya S. Robinson--Zachary High School--Baker

□ Monica Nicole Rogers--Benton High School--Benton

□ Bria Iman Savage—Wossman High School--Monroe

□ Elizabeth Anne Scott--St. Scholastica Academy--Covington

□ Jaden Arielle Sterling--Saint Louis Catholic High School--Lake Charles

□ Jennifer Tu--Benjamin Franklin High School--New Orleans

□ Kierra Washington--Richwood High School--Monroe

□ Katherine " Katie" Young--(Home Schooled)--St. Rose

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM):

□ Jacqueline J. Hill--Southern University A&M--Zachary

□ Annette Oertling--Tulane University--New Orleans

□ Ann Forte Trappey--Forte and Tablada, Inc. Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors--Baton Rouge

Volunteerism & Civic Involvement:

□ LaDonna Jarden---Amerisafe—DeRidder

□ Madison Julia Matherne--John Ehret High School—Marrero

□ Mae C. McGuffery-- Baton Rouge

□ Cyndi Nguyen--New Orleans

□ Cathy Puett--New Orleans

The Women of Excellence Awards’ recipients will be announced Monday, April 2, 2012.

Awards will be presented at the LLWCF Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarship

Gala in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Baton Rouge


About the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation

The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation is a non-profit corporation with an IRS designation of 501(c)(3). It is administered by the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus, which is comprised of women legislators currently serving in the Louisiana Legislature. The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation's mission is to prepare and develop women leaders in Louisiana to be significant contributors and achievers in society.