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Prairieville native becomes LSU medalist

Twenty-four LSU seniors received University Medals for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point averages as part of LSU’s 294th commencement exercises on Friday, December 15. Brian McIlwain, from Prairieville, graduated with the highest GPA from the college of Engineering. Good work!

Ascension Parish's LSU 2017 graduates

Fall 2017 Honors Grads:


Jennifer Coral Tran, Summa Cum Laude
Ryan Matthew White, Cum Laude


Brooke Renee Broussard, Magna Cum Laude
Brian William McIlwain, Summa Cum Laude
Lesther Marieta Velez-Crespo, Summa Cum Laude

Fall 2017 Graduates:


Ashton Aline Glaze, Gonzales
Victoria Theresa Jones, Geismar
Ashley LeeAnne Reddicks, Prairieville
Kathryn Adele Sanders, Gonzales
Danielle Robert Thompson, Gonzales


Blake Thomas Ballard, Prairieville
Anthony Mason Bateman, Gonzales
Victoria Grace Cavalier, Gonzales
Jalpaben Chaniyara, Donaldsonville
Jacob Ryan Flieg, Prairieville
Patrick Charles Messenger, Prairieville
Lainey Arlyn Rees, Prairieville
Savannah Marie Robert, Darrow
Andrew Neil Smith, Prairieville
Kye Joseph Waguespack, Gonzales
Madison Nicole Westbrook, Saint Amant
Jonathan Joseph Wilks, Saint Amant
Patrick Michael Wink, Prairieville


Christian Stuart Danielson, Gonzales
Erlin Jose Delcid, Gonzales
Sarah Christine Ellis, Prairieville
Sean Patrick Freeman, Prairieville
Bianca Lashay Goodlow, Gonzales
Spencer Allen Janin, Prairieville
Nathanael Paul Jenkins, Prairieville
Aaron Christopher Lambert, Gonzales
Matthew Joseph LeBlanc, Prairieville
Philip Etienne LeBlanc, Jr., Prairieville
Bradon Michael LeBourgeois, Sorrento
Joshua Dale Lee, Prairieville
Brian William McIlwain, Prairieville
Brayden Paul Newchurch, Gonzales
Jonathan Joseph Petty, Prairieville
Ryan Matthew White, Gonzales


Kara Leighann Devall, Prairieville
Ayana Hope Harper, Gonzales
Madeline Nicole Kelly, Prairieville
Brooke Nicole LeBlanc, Gonzales
Ashley Joynea Newell, Geismar
Christian Logan Presley, Prairieville
Toni Tayler Rodriguez, St. Amant


Lorenzo Terrell Bennett, Gonzales
Kyra Cheron Cushenberry, Gonzales
Hannah Marie Hamilton, Prairieville
Marissa Corzo Lass, Prairieville
Alexander Louis LeGrange, Dutchtown
Christiana Marie Moses, Saint Amant
Kyla Marie Painter, Prairieville
Jordan Leigh Smith, Prairieville
Cecily Claire Stelly, Gonzales
Lesther Marieta Velez-Crespo, Prairieville
Kristen Nicole White, Geismar


Stacee Amanda Broden, Darrow
Brooke Renee Broussard, Prairieville
Tyler Joseph Savoy, Prairieville
Jennifer Coral Tran, Gonzales


Jonathan Andrew Melancon, Prairieville
James Nelson Morvant, Gonzales
Anthony Tyrone Smith, Jr., Prairieville


Brittany Marie Bourg, Donaldsonville
Andrew Barrett Hines, Geismar
Stephanie Nancy Jolissaint, Prairieville
Joseph Daniel Madere, Prairieville
Sean Cory Stewart, Prairieville
Caroline Concepcion Tolentino, Prairieville
Molly Wise Watson, Prairieville
Mark Andrew Wilson, Gonzales
Denise Marie Holston, Prairieville

Ascension Parish graduates from Northwestern State

Congratulations to the following people who graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches this fall semester.

Donaldsonville – Kayla Hernandez, Bachelor of Science

Gonzales – Jesse Padgett, Eric Sulik, Associate of General Studies

Prairieville – Julianna Carmouche, Bachelor of Arts; Keith Howard, Bachelor of General Studies; Grace Brumfield, Bachelor of Science.

Local Governor's board appointments

Nelson L. Morvant, of Gonzales, was reappointed to the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District. Morvant is a licensed professional geoscientist and a Senior Environmental Analyst at Entergy Services, Inc. As required by statute, he was nominated by and will serve as a representative of industrial water users in the district.

Randall D. Brooks, of Prairieville, was reappointed to the Louisiana Board of Drug and Device Distributors. Brooks is the Facility Manager of PetNet Solutions. As required by statute, he was nominated by the Louisiana Association of Wholesale Drug Distributors.

Troy J. Broussard, of Prairieville, was reappointed to the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Broussard is the Associate State Director of Advocacy and Outreach for AARP and a veteran of the United States National Guard.

Pajama Movie Night at the Library

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins! If smiling’s your favorite, and you love spreading holiday cheer, join us at Ascension Parish Library on Pajama Movie Night for a showing of Elf. Come in your Christmas PJ’s and enjoy quality time with your family, and a nice break from the holiday hustle and bustle. Elf stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, and Mary Steenburgen, and is rated PJ for some mild rude humor and language. Our Pajama Movie Night will be held on Thursday, December 21 at 6 p.m. in Gonzales. This program is designed for children of all ages and their families. For more

information on this program, please contact the library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699.