June 2013: The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. (JLSB) announces Grace Ann McCurdy and Cassidy Horton as recipients of $1,000 scholarships through its Scholarship Program.

The Junior League’s Scholarship Program recognizes graduating female seniors in Caddo and Bossier Parish who are dedicated community volunteers, good students, and are admired by school administrators, community leaders, and ministers. The outstanding recipients of this year’s $1,000 scholarships far exceed the program’s requirements.

Grace Ann McCurdy, a 2013 graduate of Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, maintained a 4.17 GPA, led several school organizations, and was co-captain of the Varsity Cheerleaders. Grace Ann has demonstrated her commitment to voluntarism by serving as an officer in FAiTH (Flyers Aiding the Hungry), leading vacation bible school at St. Joseph’s Church, taking mission trips to Jamaica and South Dakota, and devoting more than 250 hours in service to our community while participating in projects such as the Kiwanis Club Coat Drive, the Cinderella Project Dress Drive, Operation Support Our Troops, and Providence House.

Cassidy Horton, a 2013 graduate of Airline High School, maintained a 4.0 GPA and was one of three students accepted into the prestigious Science and Medicine Academic Research Training (SMART) Program as a researcher. As part of the SMART Program Cassidy spent 700 hours over 11 months at the Biomedical Research Foundation at LSUHSC searching for cures to serious illness. Cassidy is an active community volunteer with The HUB (a ministry for the homeless) and Kidzone Children’s Ministry at First Bossier. Cassidy’s passion for serving others extends internationally, as she co-founded the Dignity Project (, which provided 6,000 girls in Kenya with sanitary supplies, hygiene education, and hope for their future.