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The following is a news release from Lake Charles Memorial Hospital:

The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital recently honored local seniors for their accomplishments in the six art disciplines. The recognition took place at The Daffodil Tea event at the Lake Charles Country Club.

"The Daffodil Tea is a new and unique event intended to pair support for the Foundation's Cancer Care Fund with a parish wide competition that identifies and awards scholarships to talented high school seniors intending to further their artistic skills in a college and/or private setting upon graduation," says Leif Pedersen, senior vice president of philanthropy for Memorial.

A panel of experts in the fields of dance, theater, creative writing, instrumental music, vocal music and visual arts chose one student from each of the six disciplines to represent all of the talented seniors in their particular field of expertise.

The six students chosen were Celeste Morris for creative writing, Kennari Rachal for visual arts, Sarah King, Emmie Lancon and Wesley Guidry for vocal music, Katelyn Chargois for dance, Candace Miller for theatre and Margaret Lie for instrumental music. Each student received a $500 scholarship, while those in the vocal trio were awarded $200 each.

The students performed in front of more than 200 guests at the inaugural event. All proceeds from The Daffodil Tea are dedicated to the Cancer Care Fund and scholarships are contributed through individual or corporate support. The daffodil has long been the symbolic flower for cancer and you can find Daffodil Days presented world-wide during the month of April – National Cancer Control Month.

For more information about events benefiting The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital call 337-494-3226.

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