2014 Louisiana Award Recipients
Student Readiness Award Recipient: Mallory Bacon
Mallory Bacon, Louisiana Student Readiness Award recipient, has both excelled academically in high school and developed a passion for community service.
Mallory’s greatest impact on her community has come through serving as vice president of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) of Louisiana. This group facilitates communication between Louisiana youth and the state legislature, giving students an opportunity to make a difference at the state level. Mallory’s involvement in LYAC has provided her the opportunity to serve on the tuition task force for the Louisiana state superintendent of education. She was one of only five high school students selected by the state superintendent to meet and discuss tuition at Louisiana universities.
In addition to her participation in LYAC, Mallory is an active member in Bolton High School’s National English Honor Society, serving as president. She also participates in National Honor Society, Key Club, and Future Business Leaders of America, just to name a few. Additionally, Mallory is an avid thespian. She has contributed to multiple productions, served as a stage manager, and worked as a counselor for a children’s theater camp.
“By involving Bolton High School in community projects, she has created a line that brings the reality of lifetime service to the members of the student body,” stated Misty Slayter, principal of Bolton High School.
In the classroom, Mallory holds high academic standards, earning a 4.0 grade point average. Her rigorous coursework includes advanced English Language and Composition and American Government.