St. John honor grads travel for new opportunities

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
McKenzie LeBlanc

Two of St. John the Evangelist High School’s 2015 graduates spent their summer traveling to intern and to study.

Alumnus Kyle Glynn, a junior at Mississippi State University, spent his summer interning in Washington D.C. with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in their Brad Rowse Fellow Internship program.

CSF works with legislators on both the national and state levels to protect and to advance hunting, angling, and conservation.  Kyle spent his free time in the D.C. visiting the monuments, fishing with new friends, and visiting with Congressman Garrett Graves.

As an intern with CSF, Kyle tracked sportsmen’s-related state and federal legislation, assisted with the Foundation’s events, and attended CSF’s policy breakfast briefings on Capitol Hill.  He is studying Political Science at Mississippi State University and plans to attend law school after graduation.

Alumna McKenzie LeBlanc traveled to England this summer with the Honors Program from Nicholls State University.  She studied at Plymouth University and further enhanced her educational experience by visiting historical landmarks throughout the country.

McKenzie was sure to include a visit to the Plaquemine Lock Pub while in London.  While studying abroad, she received the Adam Scott Pecoraro Honors Program Endowed Memorial Scholarship.  This honor is bestowed upon a student with exceptional academic achievement and with a recommendation from faculty.  

McKenzie is a junior at Nicholls State University studying Allied Health Sciences and anticipates entering medical school upon graduation.