Ace Certified, 2016 Participant of the Year, Karrington “KK” Knight has been with The First Tee of Greater New Orleans since she was 7 years old. She was the 1st winner of The First Tee of Greater New Orleans Regional Tournament, a First Tee Scholars Recipient, and received the JAKE Scholarship from The First Tee National Office. Karrington is a decorated graduate, having earned distinctions such as National Honors Society, Senior Class President, Varsity Golf Team Captain & MVP, St. Charles Ave. Magazine Student Activist Award. Not surprisingly, she received the prestigious 2018 Student of the Year Award from Ursuline Academy. Karrington looks forward to her future in International Studies, with a concentration in Psychology and Spanish at Rhodes College (one of seven institutions offering Karrington academic scholarships). Karrington has been guaranteed a starting spot on the Rhodes Female Golf Team.
Class of 2018, Cabrini High School senior Lori Launey has no shortage of both athletic and academic achievements. Lori began The First Tee in 2016 at the age of 15, where she received the 2017 Respect Award, the 2018 Honesty Award, and served as The Zurich Classic Junior Coarse Reporter for 3 consecutive years. She is also a Founding Member & Team Captain of Cabrini’s Golf Team. A values-based designation, Lori was voted Cabrini Character Court Senior Queen by her classmates. Lori received over $1 million in academic scholarships and has decided to attend Loyola University New Orleans, where she will join the women’s Wolf Pack Golf Team.
National Merit Finalist, National Honor Society Member, U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidate – these are just a few of the accolades earned by Julia Simon. Come Fall, Julia will enroll at Stanford, where she plans to study Environmental Science and play intramural golf. Julia began The First Tee in the 5th grade and reached Ace level her Junior year. In 2017, she was awarded the chapter’s top honor, the Participant of the Year award. Also recognized by The First Tee National Program, Julia was chosen to play at The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and was selected as one of The First Tee National Scholars. Since the 8th grade, Julia has volunteered as a Junior Keeper at the Audubon Zoo. She also served as a Tulane University Van Bael Lab Assistant. and during the summer of 2016, interned with the University of New Orleans Advanced Material Research Institute’s (AMRI) Summer Outreach Research Program for High School Students.