Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Catherine Alaine Landry



Alaine Landry is the daughter of Mitzy and David Landry of Elton, Louisiana. She is the youngest of her two sisters and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Jennings. She graduated as valedictorian of her class at Elton High School with a 4.0 GPA and a 29 on the ACT. She was involved with various clubs including Beta Club, FFA Club, FCCLA Club, Library Club, and the ACT Club. She was the secretary of the Senior Beta Club as well as being the secretary of her senior class. Alaine represented her school at the District and State Literary Rally for the English II Exam, Algebra II Exam, and the English IV Exam. Over the past four years, she has received awards for having the highest GPA in her school subjects including Agriscience I & II, Biology I & II, Physical Science, American History, Geometry, Introduction to Business Computer Applications, World Geography, Algebra II, World History, and English IV. She plans to further her education at McNeese State University and major in Biology. Alaine’s mother, Mitzy, has been employed at Daigle Oil Company in Jennings, Louisiana for the last twenty years.

Rachel Elizabeth Lefort

Rachel is the daughter of Paul and Dana Lefort of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and is the youngest of three and the only girl. Rachel graduated from E. D. White Catholic High School as co-valedictorian with a 4.56 GPA and a 30 on the ACT. Rachel won best student in the Mathematics Department at E. D. White. She took many advanced placement classes throughout her years in high school. In addition to her studies, Rachel was an active member in the E. D. White Cardinal Vanguard with the marching band, concert band, symphonic band, jazz band, and indoor percussion. During her junior year, the E. D. White Indoor Percussion placed 2nd in the WGI World Championships. Honing her leadership skills, she was a homeroom officer in Student Council, a Student Ambassador representing the school, and a section leader in the band for three years. Of course, Rachel was an active member of the National Honor Society, the Ecology Club, and Music Ministry. Outside of school, Rachel was active in her faith with St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Catholic Church, confirming during her junior year. She spent numerous hours volunteering in the community as well. At Nicholls State University, she plans to study Mathematics and Computer Science. Rachel’s father, Paul Lefort, Jr., is the third-generation owner-operator of Gibbens & Lefort, Inc., in Thibodaux, Louisiana, which has been a family business since 1946.