“I am excited, because I will finally be in a place (Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond) where all my hard work is noticed. I am also excited to live in a dorm, meet new people and soak up the college life. The senior project that I had to complete my senior year at Woodlawn High School prepared me the most for college. It involved making a product, writing a research paper and meeting a mentor. All of these things really showed me what to expect in the upcoming years at SLU, where I will major in nursing. I think college will give me all of the book knowledge I need for my career. The life lessons and skills I’ll need to survive my career will come in time.”
Parents: Andrea and Brian Guerin
School: Woodlawn High School, 2012 graduate
Book: “Game of Thrones” series
Singer/music: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
TV show: “Saved by the Bell”
Movie: “The Avengers”
Hangout: “The homes of my two best friends”
Role model: “My mother’s strength”
Extra: Guerin was among 18 area high school seniors in May who received $8,000 in scholarships on behalf of the Boo Grigsby Foundation. Career Compass of Louisiana also provided Guerin and many other students with college coaching services. “Career Compass saved me a lot of stress, money, time, and tears by being there for me in my senior year.
Guerin plans to attend SLU, volunteer as a Young Life leader and stay active in her community.
Chante Dionne Warren
Special to The Advocate