The Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children Proudly Recognizes
Brett Wicke Bordelon of Calcasieu Parish
FIRST LADY'S AWARD GRAND PRIZE
January 13 – Throughout the year, First Lady Awards are given to deserving individuals who make a positive impact in the lives of Louisiana’s youth. At the end of the year, a grand prize winner is drawn at random from the winners throughout the year. The Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children is proud to announce that the 2011 Grand Prize Winner is Brett Wicke Bordelon of Calcasieu Parish. As the grand prize winner, Bordelon will receive a four-day cruise for two compliments of Carnival Cruise Lines.
Supriya Jindal said, “I would like to thank Brett for inspiring the children of Louisiana to enjoy the great outdoors – indeed, enjoy our ‘Sportsman’s Paradise.’ She does a wonderful job of encouraging children and their families to participate in the incredible outdoor recreation Louisiana has to offer.” Jindal continued, “ In addition to working with our State’s youth, Brett also spearheads various clean-up programs to preserve our marshes and bayous and also organizes one of the largest one day fishing tournaments in Louisiana.”
Jindal continued, “It was a joy to discover that the Grand Prize would be going to someone as humble and deserving as Brett. Her exceptional leadership, as well as her desire to encourage children and the adults in their lives to spend more time together exploring Louisiana’s beauty truly make her deserving of this award.”
As an avid outdoorsman and dedicated volunteer of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana (CCA), Mrs. Bordelon enjoys sharing her love of Louisiana’s landscape with others, particularly the youth of Louisiana. As such, she worked to form a partnership between CCA and local 4-H clubs in the Lake Charles area. She recruited volunteers to dedicate their time to teach children how to identify various fish species and how to cast a line properly, while also educating them about fish tagging and research and about conserving our coastal marine resources. This model program has now been successfully expanded to other regions of our State.
Bordelon, who is employed as Coordinator of Leadership Development for the Education and Leadership Development Department for LHC Group, currently serves as President of the Lake Charles chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).
About The First Lady Awards
All award recipients have been nominated because they have shown devotion and kindness to the children of Louisiana. If you would like to nominate someone for the First Lady’s Award, please visit www.jindalfoundation.org.
About the Foundation
The Foundation, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, seeks to aid Louisiana’s children in all aspects of education, with special emphasis on mathematics and the sciences, while also giving teachers new tools that will foster an innovative and enriching learning environment. The Foundation seeks to harness the power of technology in Louisiana classrooms, to emphasize the importance of science and math, and to help develop the Louisiana workforce of tomorrow.
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