Kailie Carrigee was chosen from finalists who had to meet a certain criteria including grade point average, conduct, community service, and achievement. Each student interviewed before a panel of judges for the honor. Carrigee was chosen for her commitment to academics, school involvement and community awareness.
She is the daughter of Kevin and Korie Carrigee of Destrehan. At Hurst Middle School, she is in the Gifted program and is a selected member of the Duke Talent Identification Program due to her outstanding ACT score. She is also a member of the Harry Hurst Gifted Debate team. Carrigee is a member of the Runnerette Dance team where she serves as captain.
She has danced competitively outside of school for many years, and she serves as a demonstrator at her dance studio. Carrigee also contributes to the school and community by being an active member of the Hurst Service Club, Beta Club and Talented Theatre Class. She volunteers her time through many community organizations including the food pantry and the special needs prom.
In addition to volunteering her time to various organizations, she has also requested donations in place of gifts at her birthday parties since she was nine years old. Carrigee has donated to Children’s Hospital, CoreLuv, Wounded Warriors, East Bank Head Start and the United Methodist Church Food Pantry.