—Peter Bello Photography photos
Area young women vie for S&P Festival title
A host of area young women will be participating in the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Coronation at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
For ticket information contact the festival office at 985-385-0703.
The new queen will be crowned by her predecessor, Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Queen Caylee Deshotel who will be making her farewell appearance.
The Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 2 in downtown Morgan City.
Visitors can listen to free music in Lawrence Park, attend the traditional Blessing of the Fleet, partake in carnival rides and more.
This year’s maids include:
Marissa Brown, 22, is the daughter of Angelia Acosta of Berwick. Brown, a former festival maid, is a graduate of Berwick High School and is seeking a career as a flight attendant. She is a member of New Store Opening Team for Walk On’s.
Her extracurricular activities are traveling and modeling.
Faith Crappell, 19, is the daughter of Leslie Melancon and Jonathan Melancon of Morgan City. The Morgan City High School graduate attends Fletcher Community College for Business. During high school she was a member of cheerleading, volleyball, tennis and key club.
She enjoys singing, painting, adventures and tennis.
Kelsey Crochet, 19, is the daughter of Eric and Belinda Crochet of Morgan City. The MCHS graduate attends Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University studying nursing and psychology.
She was MCHS valedictorian and received the H&B Young Foundation, East St. Mary Junior Auxiliary, and the HJ & St. Mary Principal’s Association scholarships. She earned the Dean’s List in 2018-19 and is a patient volunteer.
She enjoys traveling to new places.
Leah Domangue, 18, is the daughter of Steve and Karen Domangue of Morgan City. The BHS summa cum laude graduate attends the University of Louisiana at Monroe studying occupational therapy. She has participated in ULM Miracle Network Dance Marathon, Health Studies Student Association and Intramural and earned the President’s List in 2018-19.
Her interests include attending college events and participating in Phi Mu sorority events.
Hannah Gros, 20, is the daughter of Heath and Chante Gros of Stephensville. The MCHS graduate attends Nicholls State University where she majors in nursing and is a member of Tri Sigma sorority. She volunteers at Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility and attends monthly birthday parties for children who reside there.
Her hobbies include boating.
Shannon Guagliardo, 19, is the daughter of Sam and Allison Guagliardo of Morgan City. The MCHS graduate attends Louisiana State University studying kinesiology and pre-med. While in high school she was involved in Beta, Key Club and Historical Society. She is a member of Sigma Phi Lambda and serves as the Edifications “Sunshine Committee” chair. She is also a member of LSU Residential Hall Association Ambassadors.
Her extracurricular activities includes painting and yoga.
Adella Guidroz, 19, is the daughter of Alisha Scadlock of Morgan City. The BHS graduate attends NSU studying biology and pre-med/pre-dentistry with a minor in psychology. The high school valedictorian was also Beta president, Student Council secretary-treasurer, Science Club project coordinator and achieved the highest level of degree for academics and behavior. Guidroz is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, SPA Spirit and Travel Committee head, and CRLA Certified First-Level Peer tutor.
Her hobbies are powerlifting, running, volleyball, painting, gardening and repainting sculptures.
Mallory Fontenot, 18, is the daughter of Karen Womack and Phillip Fontenot of Morgan City. The MCHS graduate attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette studying biology. She is a member of the Ragin’ Cajun gymnastics team and swim club. While in high school, she was cheerleading captain, swim team captain and a member of Beta, Historical Society and prom committee. She has served as a lifeguard.
Her interests include playing golf and swimming.
Mattie Fontenot, 18, is the daughter of Karen Womack and Phillip Fontenot of Morgan City. The MCHS graduate attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette studying nursing. She is a member of Ragin’ Cajun Swim Team and Gymnastics Club. She was named to the UL President’s List and Dean’s List. During high school, she was a member of the swim team, cheerleading, Historical Society, prom committee and Beta.
She enjoys participating in events on campus, fishing, running, swimming and being a lifeguard at the Morgan City Public Pool.
Jill McCarty, 19, is the daughter of William and Julie McCarty of Morgan City. The MCHS graduate attends LSU majoring in elementary and special education. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and its homecoming committee.
She enjoys babysitting and teaching.
Wrenn Patterson, 19, is the daughter of David and Kellye Jo Patterson of Berwick. The Central Catholic High School graduate attends LSU studying psychology. At CCHS, she was a member of homecoming and prom courts, Acts of Random Kindness Club president, retreat team, National Honor Society, Senior Class treasurer, Drama Club and was the Diocesan Leadership Award recipient. She is a member of Growth International Volunteer Excursions at LSU.
Her interests include live music events, volunteering, LSU baseball games and working retreats.
Sara Price, 19, is the daughter of Jason Price and Tahitia Price of Morgan City. The CCHS graduate attends NSU majoring in accounting. In high school, her activities included being senior-year co-captain of the Eaglettes dance team, and a member of volleyball and tennis teams, Acts of Random Kindness Club, Sisters in Christ, Yearbook Club, Big Brother Big Sister and was Key Club reporter. She attained the President’s List at NSU.
She was 2019 Krewe of Hephaestus Court maid and the 2011 Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day Queen.
Her interests include baking, arts and crafts, and traveling.
Nicole Ring, 19, is the daughter of Craig and Veronica Ring of Morgan City. The MCHS graduate attends NSU studying biology and pre-med. During high school, she was a member of tennis, cheerleading, BETA Club, Historical Society, quiz bowl, Student Council and prom committee. At Nicholls, she is a member of Tri Sigma sorority and Colonel Catholics.
Her interests are playing tennis and being outdoors.
Matti Rivere, 19, is the daughter of Mark and Amanda Rivere of Morgan City. The MCHS graduate attends NSU studying allied health pre-professional. At Nicholls, she is a member of Tri Sigma sorority.
Her interests are fishing, being outdoors and participating in sorority events.
Maid photos are by Peter Bello Photography.