LaCap Senior Spotlight: Leah DeFord

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LaCap Senior Spotlight recognizes Leah DeFord, a senior at Natchitoches Central High School, as an outstanding high school senior. She is the daughter of Matt and Julie DeFord.

Leah is President of the Beta Club at Natchitoches Central and has served as vice president of the Youth Art Council of America (YACA). She is also a member of the National Honor Society.

She maintains a high 4.0 GPA and is enrolled in 5.0 classes, which are honors and gifted classes. She participates in the Talent Program where she plays piano and violin. She also played at Carnegie Hall with the NCHS Orchestra when she was in the 9th grade.

Leah volunteers for service projects through her youth group at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Phoenix Lodge #38 F&AM in Natchitoches presented Julie with an Honesty and Integrity Award on behalf of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana.

Her hobbies include reading, art and cooking. She also works at the Trinity Episcopal Preschool. She has six siblings, the eldest of which is currently on a mission trip in Italy.

Leah plans on attending Northwestern State University on a full scholarship to major in graphic art.

LaCap believes it takes good grades, community involvement, and hard work to make a successful leader. Leah DeFord is being recognized for these qualities.

LaCap is committed to improving our community’s well-being by offering financial and volunteer support to organizations that enhance the quality of life through programs for youth, education, and financial literacy.

La Capitol Federal Credit Union has two locations in Natchitoches: 311 Keyser Avenue and 926 University Pkwy. Call 318-357-3200 or go online to for more information.

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