First year honor society inducts 114 new members

The Northwestern State University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta welcomed 114 new members at the annual induction ceremony held recently at the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Northwestern State President Dr. Marcus Jones was keynote speaker. Vice President for the Student Experience and Dean of Students Reatha Cox delivered closing remarks.

Alpha Lambda Delta recognizes the best and brightest members of the nation’s first-year college students.  Students in Alpha Lambda Delta must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 after their first semester of full-time enrollment at Northwestern State.

Alpha Lambda Delta first-year honor society was founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois and has over 280 chapters in the United States. The local chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta was established at Northwestern State University on March 10, 1965.  The mission of the Society is to encourage superior academic achievement; to promote intelligent living and a high standard of learning and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals in society.

Officers for 2022-23 are Linzi Lampert of Deville, president, Madison Cook of Vivian, vice president for programs, Katherine Woods secretary, Jacob Mount, treasurer, Hannah Davis of Ponchatoula, service/philanthropy chair, Caiden Matthews of Shreveport, faculty/staff liaison, Amber Ford of Pollock, scholarship chair, Terrell Woodard of Carencro, public relations chair, Kacy Young of Shreveport, historian,  India Turner of Lake Charles, editor, and Ashley Eubanks of Keithville, junior advisor.

Members inducted listed by hometown were:

Alexandria — Elizabeth Cook, Meghan Goss, Jairus Killings, Cody Ruiz, Sanethia Starks;
Atlanta – Emily Thomisee;
Belle Chasse — Molly Adams;
Benton – Trista Sanders, Avery Tullos, Emily Whitecotton;
Bogalusa — Noah Bertoniere;
Bossier City — Carmen Garcia, Emma Gonzales, Aries Irby, John Lewis, George McEachern, Angela Merryman, Tanner Underwood, Abigail Whatley, Katherine Woods;
Boyce — Haleigh Franklin;
Broussard — Abbie Boutee;
Carencro – Terrell Woodard;
Cottonport –Kayirian James;
DeRidder – Jenna Mullican;
Deville – Linzi Lampert;
Dry Prong — Alayna Futch, Colton Mayo;
Dubberly – Sarah Parnell;
Farmerville — Isabella Fulton;
Florien — Laila Garner;
Freeport, Texas – Jerrilee Shadden;
Galliano – Lia Portillo Cantarero;
Haughton — Hannah Gurtner, Jillian Kerneen, Lawson Turner;
Hessmer — Tenley-Parrish Bordelon;
Houma — Bryce Fonseca;
Iota – Coy Steen;  
Jena – Audrey Pritchard;
Keithville – Ashley Eubanks, NaKayah Washington;
Kenner — Emily Adams;
Lake Charles — Haleigh Bertrand, Fallon Lincoln, India Turner;
Lafayette – Aleysia Trahan, Petra Williams;
Leesville — Hannah Hartley, Jacob Mount, Laila Salas, Amy Sporer, Jaden Watson;
Livonia — Lexie Amond;
Mandeville — Graham Christ, Jacob Ehrlicher;
Many — Khia Holland, Jada Lee;
Marksville – Kennedy Phillips, Makenzie Scroggs;
Marrero – Nina Ovalle;
Minden — Clotis Ary, Elynn Kate Boothe, Emma Dauzat;
Montgomery — Raelen Gongre;
Natalbany — Ronnia Cain;
Natchez – Madison Simms;
Natchitoches — Aziza Coutee, Corynn LaCaze, Baylee Laroux, Grace Lemoine, Hailey Martin, Bayli Stoker, Anna Taylor, Thomas Watkins;
New Iberia — Makynli Delcambre;
New Llano – Keeley James, Angel Sanchez;
Opelousas – Daija Ware;
Pineville — Cady Brown, Chris Litton;
Pitkin — Chelsea Carroll;
Plaquemine — Christa Berthelot, Amber Kearney;
Pollock — Amber Ford, Mia Kilpatrick;
Ponchatoula –Hannah Davis;
Port Barre – Lacie LeBlanc, Camrynn Sonnier;
Rayville — Abigail Chevalier;
Ringgold – Avery Myers;
St. Francisville – Jon Elise Sturgeon;
Shreveport — Lyndsay Brown, Jillian Duggan, Shailah Hagins, Jackson Holoubek, Olivia Horrell, Rebekah
Jeane, Euneka Johnson, Mason Langdon, Madison Little, Josephine Martinez, Wendy Martinez-Ortega, Caiden Matthews, Ainsley Soland, Haley Wiggins, Kacy Young;
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee – Gabriella Lacheney;
Vidalia – Ke’ Niya Lutcher;
Ville Platte — Jaylin Clark;
Vivian — Madison Cook;
Winnsboro — Zachary Cooper;
Wichita Falls, Texas — Destiny Isom;
Zachary — Alexis Callihan;