Five Manship students selected to 2016 LSU Homecoming Court


The Manship School is beyond proud to have five students on the 2016 LSU Homecoming Court. Congratulations to seniors Drake Boudreaux and Jacques Petit, junior Marissa Torres, and first-year students Frederick Bell and Amie Martinez.

“Words cannot describe the joy I am filled with by being chosen to represent my university and the Manship School,” Marissa Torres says. “The lessons I have learned here have given me the confidence to immerse myself in the spirit of campus and take advantage of the opportunities LSU has provided me.”

Amie Martinez says she is “incredibly honored” and hopes to represent the Manship School well on Saturday. “Although being a freshman at a large university can be very intimidating,” she continues, “I have found that taking the step to join something that maybe you would not have imagined in high school is extremely important in your first years.” 

“The LSU Manship School has provided me the necessary tools to effectively communicate to all students on campus. Being on Homecoming Court is an amazing experience that allows me to use my Manship skills to communicate with others how wonderful it is to be an LSU Tiger,” says Jacques Petit. 

“Nowhere else in the country will I receive the hands-on education Manship has given me while attending a university rich in history and traditions,” he continues, “I hope to represent the Manship School of Mass Communication well as a member of the Homecoming Court. Geaux Manship and Geaux Tigers!” 

“I am honored to be a representative for First-Year students as a member of the 2016 LSU Homecoming Court. It’s an incredible privilege to partake in this storied tradition,” Frederick Bell says. “As a freshman on campus, it is a great way to connect with the other court members and meet new people from every walk of life here on campus.  It is also an opportunity to serve.”

We consider ourselves lucky to have these five representing our distinguished students, who excel not only in the classroom, but on campus as well.