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!
Zach Strief spoke at Ethel Schoeffner Elementary on Friday, April 11, 2014. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead talks about participating in St. Baldrick's Day on Saturday at Finn McCool's Irish Pub.
The annual Wednesday at the Square concert series kicked off its 2014 season Wednesday, March 19 and the evening was marked by big crowds, beautiful weather, great music and, of course, the Saints.
Video recap of the 2014 New Orleans Saints high school athletic training symposium (New Orleans Saints video)