Recipients For 2016 LLWC’s Women Of Excellence Awards, Scholarships Announced

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus announced the recipients of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation's 2016 Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarships.

         The awards and scholarships will be presented at the 9th Annual Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarships Ceremony and Reception in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., at the Governor's Mansion.

         The Women's Caucus created the prestigious awards in 2008 to recognize and honor the exemplary achievements and contributions of extraordinary Louisiana women and girls, who personify excellence in leadership, profession, academics, community service, character and integrity. 

         The women of the Louisiana Legislature are committed to helping women and girls achieve their academic goals. Scholarships totaling $19,000 will be proudly awarded at the event. 

         The 2016 Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarships' recipients are as follows:

 

College Women of Excellence & Recipients of the LLWC Foundation Scholarship for $2,500:

 

• Taylor Nicole Bush

Our Lady of the Lake College-Baton Rouge    

 

• Rachel Christina Oatis

Spelman College-Lutcher

 

 

High School Women of Excellence & Recipients of the LLWC Foundation Scholarship for $2,500:

 

• Godis Jackson

Baton Rouge Magnet High School-Baton Rouge

 

• Chedra J. Joseph

McKinley Senior High School-Baton Rouge

 

• Elise Marie LaFleur

St. Thomas More Catholic High School-Abbeville

 

• Ambeka Dave Rajvanshi

Lafayette High School-Lafayette

 

 

Louisiana Hero of Excellence:

 

• Anna Monhartova, Ph.D.

A's & Aces-New Orleans

 

 

Non-Profit of Excellence:

 

• Iris Domestic Violence Center

Baton Rouge

 

Recipients of the Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Scholarship for $1,000: 

 

• Kyla Brianne Darensbourg

Zachary High School-Zachary

 

• Lorin Jenee Prejean

Lafayette High School-Youngsville

 

• Kate Lauren Roy

Lafayette High School-Lafayette

 

• China Monet Young

Lafayette High School-Lafayette

 

         The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus is comprised of the women in the Louisiana Legislature, whose collective  mission is to: (1) prepare the next generation of women leaders and (2) serve as the premiere voice and leading monitor of issues, legislation and policies, which impact women.  There are presently 21 women who serve in both the Louisiana Senate and the Louisiana House of Representatives combined.

         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.

 

         Register to attend the event here

 

 

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