LaCap Senior Spotlight recognizes Edouard Ferrell, a senior at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA), as an outstanding high school senior. He is the son of Christine and Andy Ferrell.
Edouard graduated from LSMSA on May 19. He received the Artist in Training Award with a dance focus and was chosen to be Gonfalonier for the Department of Creative and Performing Arts.
This is one of the school’s traditions. Each academic department selects a graduating senior to march in front of the department and carry the Gonfalon, or flag, for that department during the graduation procession.
Edouard’s passion is dance. He performed a dance at the Natchitoches Film Festival, presented an original dance film at the American College Dance Association’s Southern Conference, performed in an NSU Senior Dance Recital, created choreography and costuming for “No Exit,” was an assistant costumer for “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged,” and choreographed for LSMSA’s A Cappella Club.
He was involved with the Dance Club, Feminist Union, Gay-Straight Alliance, and was an ambassador coordinator and dorm hall assistant.
He earned the Jeffery Caffery Scholarship at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the highest level of scholarship awarded to students who are national merit scholars. He will study industrial design and business.
This summer, Edouard will go to Belgium for the month of June to visit his family, practice his French, and explore Brussels with his sister. They will both shadow an architect who also teaches at L’École des Beaux-Arts.
In July, Edouard will leave for the Centre Linguistique de Jonquière near Québec-City. He competed for and received a full scholarship from CODOFIL to study French in a Francophone country. He will stay for 5 weeks in a total immersion program of classes, activities and daily life in a local family.
LaCap believes it takes good grades, community involvement, and hard work to make a successful leader. Edouard Ferrell 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.
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