Dad Dotes on Deserving Daughter
By: Kenny Chauvin
A few years ago, my wife and I were deciding which sport we wanted to introduce to our daughter, Julieta Rivera Chauvin. We chose golf for several reasons. Our family has a long history playing golf, and we figured it would be another activity that we could do together. We also wanted to pick a sport that reinforces the values of hard work and sportsmanship. We thought that if Julieta liked the game, it would be a sport she could play and enjoy for a lifetime. When we learned about The First Tee, we decided to give it a try. We have not been disappointed!
Julieta is an outgoing person who loves helping others. As a result, she has many friends. She is a 5th grader at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans, a French immersion school, and is now fluent in the language. Julieta can also speak Spanish as learned from her Spanish speaking mother Florecita. She dreams of traveling the world to help children. Her long term-goal is to attend medical school so that she can become a pediatrician to “help children get over their sicknesses like her doctor does for her.” In the meantime, Julieta is a piano lesson veteran of four years. One Saturday a month, she attends NOLA STEM where she enjoys fun, engaging, and hands-on ways of learning. Julieta also enjoys participating on her school’s cross country team.
A New Orleans native, Julieta lives conveniently close to Audubon Golf Course, where she attends the Life Skills Experience. Golf compliments Julieta’s love of outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and nature watching. We know the value of achieving athletic goals through dedication, practice, and hard work. These values can be applied to everyday life. Since Julieta has started The First Tee, we have noticed a change in her attitude and her work ethic. We can see her adapting and utilizing the Nine Core Values in other areas of her life, like her school work and the way she interacts with others. We hope this will help lead to success in whatever Julieta has planned for her future.
ABOUT THE FACES OF THE FIRST TEE
The Faces of The First Tee is a new platform to recognize and award current participants who embody the criteria set forth in the Mission of The First Tee. The Faces of the First Tee demonstrate impeccable character, embody one or more of the Nine Core Values, and faithfully practice one or more of the Nine Healthy Habits. This award is not based on athletic ability, but rather a displayed grasp of The First Tee curriculum. This recognition will be awarded to one participant monthly for a period of 12 months (following the school year calendar, beginning in September). Advantages of being selected as one of The Faces of The First Tee include:
- A professional portrait taken by New Orleans Snapshots’ photographer and First Tee of Greater New Orleans’ Board President Andrew Cohoon
- A month-long, dedicated web site feature story including the portrait and a biography describing the criteria for which the participant was selected
- A featured headline in our newsletters, Home on the Range and Tuesday’s Talk of The Tee
- Social Media promotion on Facebook and Instagram
- A certificate of recognition
Congratulations to those of you who have been selected as one of The Faces of The First Tee!