First Name: Courtney
First Name: Courtney
High School: Northshore High School
University: Louisiana State University
Degree: Biological Sciences
Career Goal: To become a nurse practitioner and own a successful dance studio
Song: “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker
Book: Behind the Mask by Metsy Hingle
Quote: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” -Theodore Roosevelt
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Food: Stuffed artichoke or anything chocolate
Movie: The Notebook
TV Show: Real Housewives (all cities)
Pastime: Being on the water, anywhere, anytime. There isn’t a thing in the world a little sunshine can’t fix!
Lifetime Goal: To own and run a successful dance studio. I also plan on being a wife and a mother to 5 beautiful children. All of this while I star in “The Real Housewives of New Orleans”.
Best Habit: I am extremely loyal and quick to forgive and forget.
Worst Habit: Procrastinating
Best experience of being a New Orleans Saintsation so far: The best experiences were definitely the junior training camps at local elementary schools. I had the opportunity to share the importance of education with the children and also ignite a desire in them to succeed. It is very rewarding to see their excited faces and make good memories with them all while enjoying my passion of dance.
Best thing about being a Saintsation: The best part of being a New Orleans Saintsation so far is being able to be a role model for the community. It is a very rewarding experience when I can encourage other people to believe in themselves and reach for their goals.
Advice for younger girls: Never give up on your goals or dreams. It may seem like it is impossible to attain, but with hard work and prayer you can accomplish all things! So go for it and don’t let yourself or anyone else stand in your way!
Trait you admire most in other people: Loyalty and honesty (Killer combination in my opinion)
What is your most outstanding attribute: My strong will and determination. Throughout my life I have been cast several stones, yet I never gave up. I picked myself up, prayed for God to lead me, and continued down my path.
Other than your family, who is a positive role model in your life: My past dance team director. She was a tough critic, but in the end I learned the value of corrective criticism, hard work, dedication, and discipline. She helped to mold me into the professional young woman that I am today.
If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why: There are so many places in the world I can’t wait to explore. Next on my list would have to be Italy. I would love to see all the architecture and famous works of art. I am a bit of an art junky. I would also love to explore traditional Italian cuisine. A beautiful place filled with amazing food and inspiring art sounds great to me!
See how the Saints, 49ers and Seahawks orginazations give back to the communites that support them.
Students at Academy of the Sacred Heart made decorative shoes to raise funds for a student in Uganda. Saints Owner Gayle Benson heard about the fundraiser and purchased a pair of shoes to help support the cause. In this video, Mrs. Benson discusses the fundraiser with Academy of the Sacred Heart students.
Saints Owner/Vice Chairman Rita Benson LeBlanc speaks about the Ochsner Back to Football 5K on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
The New Orleans Saints partnered with Verizon Wireless for the third annual “Random Acts of Kindness Tour” on June 16. The bus stopped at five different locations on its route - Chevron, The Magnolia School, Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart and McDonald's. Players were able to greet fans, take pictures, deliver gift cards and sign autographs at each stop.