First Name: Nicole
First Name: Nicole
High School: Pascagoula High School
University: Louisiana State University
Degree: Mass Communications and Political Communication with a Minor in Business
Career Goal: To become a business or real estate lawyer and to co-own my family’s flooring business
Song: “Angels Among Us” by Alabama
Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Quote: “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle- victorious.” By Vince Lombardi
Food: Sushi from Chef Scott’s in Ocean Springs, MS
TV Show: Food Network’s “Chopped”
Pastime: Going to the barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico with my friends and family- there is nothing more beautiful than sunset off the coast of Mississippi.
Lifetime Goal: Ultimately, I dream to become successful and to never settle. There is so much out there to see and accomplish; I can achieve it all as long as I set my mind to it.
Best Habit: Smiling
Worst Habit: Competitiveness
Best experience of being a New Orleans Saintsation so far: The best experience of being a Saintsation so far is meeting a wide variety of women and becoming closer to them all during our team retreat. Each member has a story and incredible characteristics to bring to the table, making the Saintsations unstoppable! Seeing this diversity has also broadened my horizons on life.
Best thing about being a Saintsation: The best part of being a New Orleans Saintsation is the positive energy surrounding every team member- it’s contagious! The drive to be the best is unreal and something I will always remember from my experience as a Saintsation.
Advice for younger girls: “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30. I would say to remember this verse and believe in yourself. Set a goal and do whatever it takes to achieve it! Drive and tenacity are great keys to success!
Trait you admire most in other people: Ambition
What is your most outstanding attribute: Dedication. I strive to put forth 110% effort every day.
Other than your family, who is a positive role model in your life: Jesus. Although I have never met the man, we have all heard countless stories about Him. God tells us in the Bible to strive to be more like Him. I pray I could be just a fraction of the man He was and still is today!
If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why: I would love to study abroad in Greece for a summer. Not only would it be a great experience to live in another country for a few months while pursuing my dream to become a lawyer, but I would also enjoy site-seeing and soaking up the sun on the stunning beaches along the coast of Greece.
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)