St. Denis Art League: Gentlemen of the Court

The St. Denis Art League Spring Festival Board of Directors announces 12 Gentlemen of the Court who were presented at the 54th Presentation and Ball on April 30 .

Parker Barrett Bernard is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Barrett Bernard. His maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Steven Loyd Graf. His paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bruce Bernard. Parker’s brother, William, was a Gentleman of the Court in 2021. His grandmother, Mrs. Sherrie Evans Graf, was presented as a Lady in 1979 and his mother, Mrs. Brittany Graf Bernard, in 2004.

Ethan Gray Burns is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Justin Rhodes Foshee. His grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Melou Brown. Ethan’s mother, Mrs. Mandy Michelle Brown Foshee, was presented as a Lady of the Court in 1993. He is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School.

Colton Brandon Conley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Corey Lucas Conley. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Lee Hansel, Ms. Ruth Hailey Conley, and Mr. Ronald Glen Conley. He is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School.

William Richard deVargas is a senior at St. Mary’s High School. He is the son of Mrs. Richard Emile deVargas and the late Richard Emile deVargas. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCleish deVargas and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon Whitford. William’s mother, Amy Whitford deVargas, was presented as a Lady of the Court in 1982. His sister, Elizabeth Kate deVargas, was a Herald in 2009 and reigned as Queen of the 2018 court.

Koda Gray DeBlieux is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan David DeBlieux. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wayne Gray and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lestan DeBleiux. His sister, Paige Jordan Debleiux, was a Lady in 2012 and his brother, Colt David, was a Gentleman in 2019. Koda is a senior at NCHS.

John Aiden Evans is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Evans. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bunyan Evans Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ray Felchle. Aiden’s sisters, Addison Elizabeth and Avery Elise served as Heralds in 2016 and 2018. Aiden is a senior at St. Mary’s High School.

William Cole Fisher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce David Fisher. His grandparents are Mr. Woodrow Ross Young and the late Mrs. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bruce Fisher. Cole is a senior at St. Mary’s High School.

John Henry Ingrish is the son of Drs. George Beasley Ingrish and Rebecca Giles Ingrish. His grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Frank Marion Ingrish and Drs. Henry Wade and Sylvia Giles. His brother, George Benjamin, was a Gentleman of the Court in 2018. John Henry is a senior at St. Mary’s High School.

Samuel Allen Maggio is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vincent Maggio Jr. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Masson, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vincent Maggio Sr. Samuel is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School.

William Ingram Mayeux is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Anthony Mayeux. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cherry Ingram, and Mr. and Mrs. Telisma Anthony Mayeux.

William’s brother, Stephen, was a Gentleman of the Court in 2020. In 1988 his mother, Michelle Ingram Mayeux, was a Lady of the Court. William is a senior at St. Mary’s High School.

Jack Sherrard Nicholson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Micah Sherrard Nicholson. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond William Nicholson, Mr. Vade Fithian Gordon III, and Ms. Mary Striegel. Jack is a senior at NCHS.

Colby Jackson Raupp is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Raymond Raupp. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Francis and Mr. and Mrs. David George Raupp. His sisters, Caitlin Paige and Carli Brianne, were presented as Ladies of the Court in 2014 and 2017. Colby is a senior at NCHS.


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