Juliette LeRay, a St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School in Hammond Class of 2020 graduate was selected as the overall Diocese of Baton Rouge Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth Leadership Award and Scholarship Winner.  

LeRay initially was selected for the KC Hammond JFK Council #2952 CYLA and moved on to be selected as the diocesan winner.  

The Catholic Youth Leadership Award and Scholarship is provided by the Knights of Columbus in recognition of service and leadership within the school, church and community.  

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Juliette LeRay


LeRay graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was in the top 10 of her graduating class. She has been selected to such leadership positions as Beta Club president, swim team captain, Pentrails editor, Key Club secretary, Student Council representative, STA ambassador, Silver Falcon and Tangipahoa Library Young Woman of Excellence.  

She has volunteered hundreds of hours of community service through such organizations as North Oaks Rehabilitation Center, Fellom Ballet Community/Education Outreach Program, Tangi Food Pantry and St. Joseph Church in Ponchatoula and Mater Dolorosa Vacation Bible Schools. LeRay has also been a member of STA’s campus ministry, Light Team, Micah 6:8 and Pro-Life Club. Additionally, she has served as an STA eucharistic minister and an altar server, choir member and Mass lector at STA and Holy Ghost Church in Hammond.  

LeRay plans to study kinesiology at Louisiana State University and hopes to pursue a doctorate in pediatric physical therapy.