Art in the soul brightens life

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2001


DESTREHAN – Erin Cesta of Destrehan High School is eager to begin her college career, in pursuit of an art history degree. “Ever since I took it here, the teachers made it so interesting,” she said. Boosting that interest was a family trip to New York City, where she visited the Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim. She also found time to see some theatre as well, and enjoyed “Les Miserables.” “We’re going to Paris this summer and I’ll see the Louvre,” Erin continued. “I love the Impressionists, especially Monet.” The 17-year-old is the daughter of Ray and Onni Cesta of Destrehan. She has a sister, Kari, who is a Loyola sophomore. DHS principal Chipper Simon commented Erin is “one of those all-around good kids, who deserve recognition.” She is already achieving recognition on her own. She is president of the National Honor Society chapter at Destrehan High, and has been active in Beta Club for three years. She is also vice president of the DHS Honors Council. In addition, she has been active in her youth group at St. Charles United Methodist Church for the past six years. So, what does a scholar such as this do for fun and relaxation? “I fenced last year, and I’ll fence some more in college,” Erin said. In addition, she enjoys the company of her family and friends, going out to eat and going to movies. “I also like to make jewelry,” Erin continued. Her last days at Destrehan High are keeping her occupied. “Lately, I’ve been so busy doing college stuff.” She’s decided upon Tulane University “to stay close to home” and would love to be curator of an art museum one day.