November 2018 Face of The First Tee
Civic Minded Student Dances Her Way Into The Hearts of The First Tee
A newcomer to The First Tee of Greater New Orleans, Ariana Blagrove is making an incredible first impression on First Tee coaches. Having joined us for the first time in June 2018, Ariana, a 13 year old 8th grade at Ursuline Academy, has been playing competitive golf since 2015. Her father Aaron says she continues to learn the rules of the game and important life skills by being a member of The First Tee.
In addition to playing golf, Ariana is a Girl Scout. With her Girls Scout troop, Ariana built a community vegetable and herb garden for the New Orleans Mission homeless shelter in Lacombe, Louisiana. She received the Girl Scout Silver Award for her efforts in May 2018, which is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can receive. The award recognizes those who demonstrate leadership, organization, determination, and a dedication to improving the community.
When not taking progressive strides to improve her community, she taps into her creative side by playing piano and dancing. Ariana has been dancing and playing the piano since she was 5 years old. She is a seasoned performer, having been in many ballet & modern jazz recitals, piano recitals, and music festivals. Ariana received and accepted an invitation from NOBA (New Orleans Ballet Association) to join the pre-professional program for the 2018-2019 academic year. Her long term goals are to play collegiate golf and study computer engineering.
About The Faces of the first tee
The Faces of The First Tee is a new platform to recognize and award current participants who embody the criteria set forth in the Mission of The First Tee. The Faces of the First Tee demonstrate impeccable character, embody one or more of the Nine Core Values, and faithfully practice one or more of the Nine Healthy Habits. This award is not based on athletic ability, but rather a displayed grasp of The First Tee curriculum. This recognition will be awarded to one participant monthly for a period of 12 months (following the school year calendar, beginning in September). Advantages of being selected as one of The Faces of The First Tee include:
- A professional portrait taken by New Orleans Snapshots’ photographer and First Tee of Greater New Orleans’ Board President Andrew Cohoon
- A month-long, dedicated web site feature story including the portrait and a biography describing the criteria for which the participant was selected
- A featured headline in our newsletters, Home on the Range and Tuesday’s Talk of The Tee
- Social Media promotion on Facebook and Instagram
- A certificate of recognition
Congratulations to those of you who have been selected as one of The Faces of The First Tee!