Cook SLU homecoming queen

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2000

L’Observateur / November 29, 2000

HAMMOND – Natoya Marie Cook, daughter of Cynthia Young-Smith and Claude Smith of LaPlace and granddaughter of Margery Young, was named 2000 homecoming queen at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Shewas crowned at halftime at the Southeastern – Dillard University homecoming basketball game held recently.

Cook, a senior at the university majoring in social work, is a graduate of East St. John High School, where she was the 1996 homecoming queen. She has been recognized in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and was a United States Achievement Academy award winner. She is also a National Dean’s List student.At Southeastern, Cook is sweetheart and president of the gospel choir, treasurer of the Black Student Caucus, Dream Team representative and a member of the SLU President’s Council, the Cultural Connections Committee and the Campus Activities Board.

She is a member of Providence Baptist Church No. 1, where she serves asdirector of the Young People’s choir and member of the Inspirational choir.

She plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work. She also mayparticipate in the SLU 2000 Study Abroad program in Jamaica next summer.

Cook said she would like to return to St. John Parish to use her social workdegree.

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