Selected in 2012
Alissa Keegan has over a 3.1 grade point average ( GPA) at Mandeville High School. Ms Keegan has been accepted and received a scholarship from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, where she will major in Psychology with a minor in Business. Ms Keegan does considerable community service. She has worked with Clean Up America in the Mandeville area for several years. She teaches 8th grade religious evening classes at Mary Queen of Peace Parish Church and sings in the church choir. As a member of Amplify Youth she participates in continuous service projects. She works with several nursing homes providing slippers and with Christmas programs and entertainment. Alissa Keegan helped Paint the hallways of Monteleone Junior High School. She has been a member of Drama Club, Glee Club and of Talented Theater. Allissa’s hobbies and interest are family sports and games, tennis, cooking and swimming.
Alissa said “ My Grandparents, Richard McLellan and Suzanne St.Pe’ McLellan became my legal guardians when I was a baby. When I was 12 years old, my Grandfather died after Hurricane Katrina. I live with my Grandmother, Suzanne, who raised me for my entire life and is the most important person in my life. I owe so much to my Grandmother. “
Mason Williams has over a 4.6 GPA, taking gifted and honors courses. Mason will graduate at the top of his class of 355 seniors at Mandeville High School (MHS). Mason lives with his mother, Naomi Williams. He is a four year letterman on the MHS Swim Team. He is deciding whether to attend Duke, Princeton, Tulane, LSU, Yale or John Hopkins. He has been accepted and offered scholarships by several of these universities. He plans to major in Biomedical Engineering. While achieving academic excellence, Mason also works part-time for Dr. James Moreau, DDS., to gain experience in the medical field.
Mason Williams’ community service includes: volunteering for Keep Mandeville Beautiful cleaning the lakefront shore and planting flowers, volunteer tutoring, several MHS service projects including Relay for Life, Grandparents’ Day, food drives, environmental recycling, Roller Rink Fundraiser, helping at nursing homes and volunteering at Jo Jo’s Hope teaching swimming to physically limited individuals.
Mason is a member of Key Club and has served as Historian of the National Honors Society and Secretary of Science Club. A few of his numerous awards over four years include: Junior ROTC US Marine Fitness Award. Senior A+ Athlete of the Year, several All-State LHSAA Academic-athletic awards, Student of the Year Finalist, several local, regional and state swimming awards, Outstanding student in Free Enterprise, and many academic achievement awards.
Mason said: His father left the family when Mason was a child. “I have been raised by a single mother on the brink of poverty, but financial hardships have made me the motivated student that I am today. . . . . I decided that if I had to be poor in hand, I would be at least become rich in mind.”
2011 Jenna Angelo is the daughter of Sharon Angelo. She maintains a 4.0 grade point average and will graduate with honors after being on Mandeville High School’s honor roll for the past four years. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Invisible Children, Life on Purpose and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is co-editor of the Mandeville High School yearbook. She also is a part of the Youth Leadership Team and Youth Choir at First Baptist Church of Covington.
Her community service includes attending Fuge and World Changers summer mission trips during the past three years, as well as a choir tour mission trip. Angelo also has volunteered at north shore nursing and assisted living facilities with her church choir, participated in clean-up projects for needy families with the church’s Youth Leadership Team and helped with its Vacation Bible School.
After graduating with honors, Angelo will attend Mississippi State University after being awarded one of their Academic Excellence Scholarships. She plans to major in Communications, with a double concentration in public relations and broadcasting, and a possible minor in sports studies.
Madelene Meier is the daughter of Ashley and John Meier. She was home-schooled before entering Fontainebleau High School as a junior, and maintains a 3.9 GPA. She is a member of the National Honors Society and the FHS choir, as well as her church choir.
Her volunteer work includes working with AWANA and Vacation Bible School at her church, as well as participating in St. Tammany Hospital’s summer program. She also has volunteered at St. Tammany Parish fire stations, the State Capitol and with efforts to help Haiti after its devastating earthquake.
Meier holds a first-degree black belt in taekwondo. She also works part-time at her grandparents’ health food store where she has gained insights into health and the human body she believes will help her in her chosen career path. Meier will attend Southeastern Louisiana University to major in nursing with hopes of being a nurse practitioner.
2010 Raymond Braselman was a member of the National Honor Society at St. Paul's High School with a 3.8 GPA. Raymond is the son of David and Sharon Braselman. Raymond has a sister, Riana, and brother, Matthew. Raymond was a member of the St. Paul's Band , Student Host Senior Leader, LaSallian Youth Leader, Eucharistic Minister and altar boy at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Raymond was on the St. Paul's honor roll and received The Golden Torch award and St. Paul's Blue "P" award for three years. Raymond attends Louisiana State University and majors in Accounting.
Abed Haddad was a member of the National Honor Society at Fontainebleau High School. Abed has a brother, Ghali, and is the son of Ghassan and Abeer Haddad. Abed had a 3.8 GPA and was a Senior Senator and member of the Student Council, Key Club, Environmental Club, French National Honor Society and Top Dog/Little Dog. He received several honors, including Most Outstanding American History Student, LRMC Jr. Volunteer of the Year, and was a Student of the Year finalist. Abed is pursuing a "Double Major" in Biochemistry and French at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
2009 Ashley N. Alleman is a graduate of Fontainebleau High School, and the daughter of Wanda Alleman. Ashley has two sisters Andrea and Emily. She was a Senior Class Senator, Troupe Leader of PRIDE drug prevention program, Secretary of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and an intern for Positive Action and Attitude Youth camp. She is a certified nurse assistant and EKG trained. With the Rotary Scholarship, Ashley N. Alleman attends University of Louisiana at Lafayette and major in Nursing.
Emma L. Taylor is a graduate of Fontainebleau High School, and the daughter of Denise Theriot and Greg Taylor. Emma has a brother and sister, Evan and Amelia . Emma had a 3.57 GPA and was a sophomore and junior National Honor Society member. She also volunteers at the Mandeville Public Library and provides child care and office support her church, Our Lady of the Lake. With the Rotary Scholarship, Emma Taylor attends Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond and majors in Psychology.
2008 Amy Smith graduated from Fontainebleau High School, and is the daughter of Clifton Smith, Education Minister for the First Baptist Church of Covington, and Elaine Smith a Homemaker. Amy has three sisters Emily, Jessie and Paige. Amy maintained a 3.5 grade point average. She has volunteered with: Respite Night for Special Needs Children at First Baptist of Covington, Feeding the Homeless, and rebuilding damaged homes and cleaning houses. She participated in Youth Choir, Singing at Forest Manor, Environmental Club, National Honor Society and several youth missions. With the Rotary Scholarship, Amy attends Louisiana State University (LSU) and majors in psychology.
Ryan Rushing graduated from Fontainebleau High School, and is the son of Johnnie Rushing, who works for Covington Head Start and Ann Rushing working for the City of Covington. Ryan has a brother Henri and a sister Chardonnay. Ryan had a 3.16 grade point average. He volunteered over 100 hours at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a Life Guard for Covington City Pool, is a Youth Counselor at his church and served as the Master of Ceremony for the 2007 Annual Martin Luther King Day celebration. With the Rotary Scholarship, Ryan attends Louisiana State University and majors in Business Administration.
2007 Janine Whitecotton attends Southeastern Louisiana, majoring in Journalism and Jessica Kapota attends Southeastern Louisiana and is majoring in Education and planning to return to St. Tammany as a Teacher.
2006 Alexis Cates graduated from Mandeville HS and George Washington University in Washington DC and currently attends William Carey University of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattisburg, MS. Andrea Alleman is a senior at the LSU School of Nursing.
2005 Brett Bloemer and Trent Murchison graduates of Mandeville High School,both have graduated from LSU , majoring in Industrial Psychology and Accounting, respectively.
2004 Robert McAlister graduated from Mandeville High and LSU, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Ariane Livaudais is a graduate of Mandeville High and received her degree from LSU, majoring in Pre-Med, Biological Sciences.
2003 Afshin Salehi, a graduate of Mandeville High School and a Medical student in San Diego, CA., and Emily LeBlanc is a graduate of Fontainebleau High School and LSU, majoring in Education & Social Work;
2002 William Ramsey is a graduate of Fontainebleau and graduated from LSU in Business. And Laura Cancienne is a graduate of Fontainebleau and LSU, and received her Master's degree in Special Education. Laura Cancienne is currently teaching third Grade in the St. Tammany Parish Public School System;
2001 Tress McAlister is a Mandeville High and a University of Mississippi graduate currently employed as a banking loan officer.
2000 Erik Soine is a medical student at LSU Medical School.;