Tori Pixley – 2016

Torey Pixley is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies in Jefferson Parish. Torey has received the Superintendents A Honor and completed over 258 hours of community service working at Ochsner Medical Center by serving as a volunteer in the cardiology department. In addition to assisting in the hospital, Tori has volunteered by cleaning up stadiums, Marching in Mardi Gras parades, volunteered at Boo at the Zoo and the Pumpkin Patch. She also received the blood cord for donating blood at her school and she was inducted into the National English Honor Society at the end of her junior year.

Torey’s has an appreciation for arts and she loves acting and reading books. She served as a cadet in the West Jefferson R.O.T.C. for two years where she received leadership training. She was accepted to her dream school Xavier University of New Orleans where she is excited to attend because of its renowned success in producing doctors, as she desires to be a pediatrician.

Tori’s goal is to be able to show young people that if you keep God first in your life, good things will come to you. Torey said we should remember to keep the faith. Tori is the 2016 RC Blakes Scholarship recipient of the $5000 award.

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