W.W. Lewis’s 8th annual Mardi Gras Court was held on February 17th. Our main focus for this event is to raise money for Louisiana Association of Student Council’s state charity. Each year LASC state officers choose a worthy cause in Louisiana, and student councils across the state work hard to fund raise. This event has been a huge success for several years by bringing home the grand champion fund raiser for the middle level for the past 6 years. For the past 3 years, we raised more money than any school in the entire state of Louisiana, including the high schools! Thanks to your support, we were able to donate $12,000 to Cleft for a Cause. The grand total from the entire state was over $60,000. Our state officers will soon pick another worthy cause for this year’s contributions to go toward.
We would like to take this opportunity to give big thanks to some very special people who without them tonight would not have been possible.
Billy Navarre Chevrolet- Especially Ryan Navarre and Tony Tramonte for pairing up with us this year and providing all the Court and Krewe T-shirts at no expense to students, which means more for the charity. If you are looking for a vehicle make sure to go by Billy Navarre Chevrolet and give them a chance to earn your business we appreciate and promote support from our local businesses.
Misse’s Groceries- For the delicious king cakes sold at the dance, we are so appreciative of Misse’s continued support. If you are looking for the BEST king cake in town, head north to Misse’s!! Also, don’t forget about them when it comes to all your grocery needs.
Way Properties and Southern Technologies- For their generous donations that help defray court and dance expenses. By doing this we are trying to support local businesses.
Image 360- For our sponsor banner and new this year our State Charity banner that will be hung proudly in our school year round because of the hard work and dedication from students and from this amazing community who go out and raise money to help others in need.
Innovative Expressions- For our amazing customer service and shirt printing for this event.
The Mardi Gras Committee Members- You guys worked hard planning, and it all paid off. Thank you for your dedication and hard work over the past several weeks.
And Finally Parents- Thank you for your time and contributions. Without you, Student Council could not function properly, and this event would never have been possible.
Our top five donating girls on court were Julianna Locklear, Myka Jacobs, Alyssa Vining, Lindsey Porter, and Azali Guidry. Our top five boys were Aidan Jenkins, Connor Wilson, Jesus Mendoza-Rojas, Cohen Gintz, and Jacob Davis. Out of these top five, the Duke and Duchess, second highest donators, were Alyssa Vining and Cohen Gintz. Our King and Queen, highest voters, were Jesus Mendoza-Rojas and Lindsey Porter. Thank you to everyone on court for your donations! We will be donating a total of $7,859 to the LASC state charity choice.