National Charity League Senior Soiree

Suzannah Leigh Burke
Suzannah Leigh Burke

The National Charity League River Road Chapter will recognize 20 Baton Rouge area high school seniors at its annual Senior Soiree on March 9 at the Baton Rouge Marriott.

The event will honor the young women for their volunteer work throughout the Baton Rouge area.

The high school seniors were selected for recognition based on the number of service hours each performed at various charitable organizations in the community.

In addition to serving the Baton Rouge area, each young woman was required to participate in cultural, league and social activities of the National Charity League River Road Chapter.

The 20 seniors to be honored have volunteered more than 625 hours of service in their final year of high school, giving more than 2,500 hours in the past six years to the Baton Rouge community.

Being recognized are:

Suzannah Leigh Burke, daughter of Christopher and Stacie Burke and a student at Runnels High School;

Lauren Ashley Duke, daughter of Keith and Josie Linarello Duke and a student at St Joseph’s Academy;

Madelinn Rose Fink, daughter of Linn and Julie Fink and a student at Runnels High School;

Elizabeth Diehl Forgey, daughter of Drs. Lisa Ann and Burl Forgey IV and a student at Runnels High School;

Rainey Elizabeth Gerald, daughter of Margaret “Meg” and Donald “Don” Francis Gerald Jr. and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Anna Loren Gill, daughter of Lewis and Dawn Gill, of Prairieville, and Christie and Chris Baron and a student at St Joseph’s Academy ;

Victoria “Tori” Grace Kleinpeter, daughter of James L. Kleinpeter and Lisa Tramontana and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Peyton Elizabeth Klemm, daughter of Robert and Sheri Palmisano Klemm and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Ashley Erin Kumler, daughter of Scott and Julie Kumler and a student at Runnels High School;

Emily Anne Lewis, daughter of James Earl and Lisa Holzenthal Lewis and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Alison Blaine Melancon, daughter of Kenneth “Ken” James and Kaye Couvillon Melancon and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Julie Ann Nelson, daughter of Michael “Mike” and Paulette Nelson and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Amanda Jane Ourso, daughter of Darrell Paul and Angele Balencie Ourso and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Kathleen Rachel Smith, daughter of Rachele and David D. Smith Jr. and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Sarah Catherine Sturdivant, daughter of Rebecca and Raymond Sturdivant Jr. and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Annie Catherine Talbot, daughter of Bret M. and Lori H. Talbot and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Margaret Clare Talbot, daughter of Bret M. and Lori H. Talbot and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy;

Kayla Marie Thibodeaux, daughter of Roderick and Sharon Thibodeaux and a student at St. John the Evangelist High School;

Callie Anne Tucker, daughter of Parker T. and Rhonda S. Tucker and a student of Runnels High School;

and Alexis “Lexie” Helena White, daughter of Tim and Christa White and a student at St. Joseph’s Academy

The National Charity League, established in 1947 and incorporated in 1958, has 149 chapters in 15 states throughout the United States.

Its mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization that is committed to community service and leadership development, as well as provide opportunities for social and cultural experiences.

The River Road Chapter was established in August 1999. Today, the local chapter, which is NCL’s only chapter in Louisiana, has grown to more than 200 members.

Women and their daughters may be nominated for membership in the organization by one of the organization’s active members in good standing. Students can become eligible for membership in the seventh grade.