Katie Marie Menard is the daughter of Deborah and Daniel Menard. She is graduating Cum laude from Notre Dame High School with a 3.86 grade point average. Katie has maintained honor roll recognition throughout her high school career and principal’s list in her last semester. Katie achieved Academic Pep Rally course awards in Religion I, Honors English I, Spanish I, American History, Algebra II, Environmental Science, and Psychology. She was also nominated for the Student of the Year award and received the Regents Scholar Certificate of Recognition.
Katie was a member of the Beta Club serving as Parliamentarian during her senior year. She also served on the yearbook staff and as Chaplain of the Library Club. Katie was Spirit Leader on the Pep Squad. Katie served her fellow students as a Eucharistic Minister. Her service to the community includes volunteering as St. Michael Family Fun Day, delivering food baskets to the needy, and Christmas caroling at area nursing homes.
Katie plans to attend Louisiana State University at Eunice in the fall where she will pursue a degree in Medical Information Systems and Health Care Management.
Lynsey Elise Reed is the daughter of Kenneth and Tobi Reed. She graduated recently from Northside Christian School as class valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average. She was the recipient of a merit award for the highest GPA in her class during her four years of high school as well as the Principal’s Award.
She was a member of the volleyball and softball teams for 4 years. She was also a cheerleader for four years. Lynsey was a member of the Beta Club for four years and served on Student Council for three years. She was a volunteer for Children’s Church for the past six years, and she also assisted with Toys for Tots.
Lynsey was recently awarded the Woodmen of the World history award. She also received a National Beta Club Scholarship and the Albert Zoch Memorial Scholarship. Lynsey was also recognized as the Distinguished Christian High School Student by the Association of Christian Schools International. Her future plans are to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she will major in sociology.
Wynona Spell is a Crowley High School graduate who boasts a 4.0 grade point average. The daughter of Kurt and Marisa Spell, Wynona is a National Honor Society graduate. During her time at CHS, Wynona was a member of 4-H and Future Farmers of America, raising Grand Champion market hogs.
Wynona was a member of Student Council and served as senior class president. She served as manager of the Gents football team, was a CHS cheerleader, and played on the soccer team. She was also chosen as CHS Lady and served on the Homecoming court.
In addition to her school activities, Wynona was a member of the Forest Park Church of Christ Youth Group. She participated in a 30 hour famine, Crowley Clean-up Day, and local food drives. She was also a volunteer at the Crowley Christian Care Center.
Wynona plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall where she will study elementary education.
The Crowley Chamber of Commerce will honor these Outstanding Young Citizens along with Business Person of the Year, John Sarver, and Humanitarian of the Year, Ann Mire, at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet on Thursday, May 28, at the Crowley Rice Festival Building. Guests are invited to join at 6 p.m. to enjoy cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and live jazz music. A Silent Auction will also be held. The banquet will begin with a seated dinner at 7 p.m.