Miss Renea Elizabeth Cunningham will reign as Queen of the Spring Festival Court presented by the St. Denis Art League at its 52nd annual ball on the campus of Northwestern State University in the Sylvan Friedman Student Union Ballroom.
Renea is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Murray Cunningham. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ray Penny of Coushatta, Louisiana, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Payne Cunningham, Sr. and the late Marva Glover Cunningham of Natchitoches.
A senior at St. Mary’s High School, Miss Cunningham is active in both school and community activities. In high school, Renea was a four year member of the Lady Tiger golf team where they qualified for state the last two years. She also served as the statistician for the Lady Tiger State Champion Basketball team. She will graduate high school with a 3.96 cumulative GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has also participated in FBLA, FCA, BETA and Student Council. During her senior year, she was selected as a member of the Homecoming Court. Renea plans to major in Accounting at Louisiana State University.
In the community, Renea is a member of the Minor Basilica of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was on the Summer Dance Committee, a member of Leo Club, and served for seven years as a Calico Belle during the Natchitoches Tour of Homes. Renea is also a member of the court for the Holiday in Dixie Plantation Ball.
The Cunningham family has been involved in the League’s celebrations for many years. She served as Herald to Queen Hillary Elisabeth Ackel Bodden in 2010 and as an usher in 2018. Her brothers, Reagan Spencer Cunningham and Ryan Alexander Cunningham, were presented as Gentlemen of the Court in 2016.
Queen Renea Elizabeth Cunningham was formally presented at the annual Spring Festival King’s Party, Sunday, March 8th hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joseph Harrington at the Natchitoches Historic Foundation Headquarters formerly the Cunningham Law Office.