Meet Jessica

Home State LA
Grade 12th

Four years after fighting her mother’s decision to apply for the Louisiana Scholarship Program, Jessica Waddell, now Lutheran High School’s 2016 valedictorian, thanks her mother for “the best decision” she’s ever made. Not wanting to leave her friends at the public school she was attending, Jessica is thankful for her mother’s insistence that she apply for the scholarship that opened the door for her to attend Lutheran High School. In the fall, Jessica will be heading off to college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she plans to study to be a veterinarian.