By Kevin Shannahan
Natchitoches’ Leadership Through Athletics Committee Awards Ceremony Celebrates Five Years of Recognizing Excellence On and Off the Field!
A standing room only crowd of family, coaches and well-wishers gathered Saturday, May 15 at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum to celebrate Natchitoches’ rich legacy of athletic prowess as the Natchitoches Leadership Through Athletics Committee honored standout student athletes from each high school in the parish. Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams was the keynote speaker.
The awards ceremony, now in its fifth year, featured awards in each sport named after an athlete from our parish who excelled at that sport and in life. It is a superb way to honor those who went before us and recognize the generation that is picking up the torch from them.
The Natchitoches Leadership Through Athletics Committee is a dedicated group of local educators, citizens and leaders who saw a need to recognize and encourage the excellence displayed by young people in athletics and in the classroom. It was a joy to see young people from all over the parish being rewarded for their performance on – and off – the field. We look forward to next year.
We would also like to extend our congratulations to the parish’s high school athletes and wish them all the best in the next phase of their lives. Well done ladies and gentlemen!
The Natchitoches Parish Journal is donating the event photography. The athletes and their families are welcome to download any they wish.