Honoree Wilford D. Carter

Wilford D.Carter II is a lifelong citizen of Lake Charles , Louisiana . He is a graduate of Washington Marion-Magnet High School where he played football and ran track. He received a scholarship to attend Louisiana Technical University in Ruston , Louisiana . While attending Louisiana Tech, he became a four year letterman in football and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts. He later received his Louisiana Teaching Certification at Louisiana College in Pineville , La.

Wilford is a teacher and coach at Wash-Marion Magnet High School, where he has been employed for the last 5 years. He is also a business owner in the community whereby he and his wife operate Carter Properties which is a rental property and real-estate business. He is an active, service-oriented member of Lake Charles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and he attends Mount Calvary Baptist Church , where Minister Elmore Garner is the pastor.

He has truly embraced his role as an educator and coach. By doing so, Wilford has touched the lives of several young men and women at Wash-Marion high School. He has seen first hand how one person can make a difference in a public arena by speaking up and keeping the community informed and aware of issues beforehand so that we can be pro-active in dealing with the challenges of today.

Wilford is married to Kizzy and is the proud father of 3 children - Keylan , Jordan and Jasmine.