First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

As a part of the Jindal family's initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana's First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in Louisiana's Governor's Mansion for the month of December.

This month the student art wall features ornaments created by students from across Louisiana in celebration of Louisiana's Bicentennial. Additionally, throughout the Mansion, ornaments created by students from all sixty-four parishes in Louisiana hang on display. Mrs. Jindal would like to invite all to schedule a tour and view the Mansion decorated for the holidays.

"For the fifth year in a row, the Governor and I are fortunate to have the honor of displaying ornaments in the Governor's Mansion personalized by the truly talented students of Louisiana," said First Lady Supriya Jindal. Mrs. Jindal continued, "This year, the students highlighted our State's uniqueness by creating personalized ornaments celebrating the Bicentennial of our great State."

Also on display at the Governor's Mansion is an ornament created by artist Jo Busse and students at Legacy Elementary in Monroe. The students created twenty-four ornaments that currently hang on the State tree in Washington DC, with an additional one hanging on the National Christmas Tree on the Elipse in President's Park. For further information please visit the www.thenationaltree.org.

FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER:

Abby Dorsa

Westdale Middle School, Baton Rouge

Noah Yarber—5th Grade

Centerville High School, Centerville

11th Grade

Forest Hill High School, Forest

Marie B.

Lake Charles Boston Academy, Lake Charles

Lazavian Causey—4th Grade

Cherry Ridge Elementary, Bastrop

5th Grade

Merryville High School, Merryville

Brennan Juneau— 10th Grade

South Plaqumines High School, Port Sulphur, LA

Saige Hebert—6th Grade

Magnolia Elementary, New Iberia

9th-12th Grades

Anacoco High School, Anacoco

4th Grade

Ringgold Elementary, Ringgold

Olivia Hunter—5th Grade

Phoenix Magnet, Alexandria

Evan Bryan—10th Grade

CE Byrd High School, Shreveport

Autumn Morse—6th Grade

Peabody Montessori, Alexandria

Alison—6th Grade

Winnfield Middle School, Winnfield

Alli Doucet—10th Grade

St. Martinville Sr. High School, St. Martinville

Jordyn Templeton—Kindergarten

Valverda Elementary, Maringouin

Brianne Jackson—9th Grade

Red River High School, Coushatta

Annaston Picou—7th Grade

Grand Lake High School, Lake Charles

Nayla Sanchez—2nd Grade

Gonzales Primary, Gramercy

Breanna Zeringue—7th Grade

North Corbin Jr. High, Walker

Anna Walker—5th Grade

NSU Lab School, Natchitoches

Reagan Rindehart—4th Grade

Copper Mill Elementary, Zachary

Caroline Rivet—6th Grade

Leonville Elementary, Leonville

Olivia Triche—5th Grade

Bains Elementary, St. Francisville

Britney Pope—6th Grade

Logansport Elementary, Logansport

In 2008, the Jindal family dedicated this wall of the mansion to children's artwork. Every month a new group of art is displayed to pay tribute to Louisiana's young artists. This month, a few very unique ornaments are on display on the art wall.