Sunday, April 19, was a day of celebration and looking to the future for one local senior. Nate Braden, a senior at Lakeview Jr. & Sr. High School signed his letter of intent to attend Paris Junior College in Region XIV and continue his basketball career. Nate helped the Lakeview Gators make it to the state semifinals in Lake Charles during the 2019-2020 basketball season. Although the end of the season was overshadowed by the shuttering of schools statewide, Nate was named to the 2nd team All- State team. Additionally, he was also named to the All Area and All Cenla teams and earned the title of District 3-2A Most Valuable player.
The full scholarship and the opportunity to continue playing the sport that he loves has been the silver lining to a senior year that ended so abruptly. The Lakeview Jr. & Sr. High School wishes Nate continued success as he begins his college journey. A young man of outstanding character and discipline, the Paris Junior College Dragons have signed a truly amazing young man. Good luck and God bless, we love you Nate.