Gaines award winner T. Geronimo Johnson, author of the book, Welcome to Braggsville.

Blizter Award winner Deborah Ribeiro is pursuing a masters degree at Louisiana State University and has performed professional orchestras in both her native Brazil and United States since 2007.

LSU running back Derrius Guice is reading to take a lead role for the Tiger offense for the upcoming football season.

Tin Roof Brewery founders Will McGehee, left, and Charles Caldwell at their brewery located off Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

13th Gate Haunted House owner and designer Dwayne Sanburn stands in the lobby of his 40,000-square-foot facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Baton Rouge philanthropist Paula Pennington de la Bretonne supports the Great Performers in Concert Series at the Baton Rouge River Center Performing Arts Theatre n Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Life-long Grand Isle resident Pat Landry turned his family home into a Bed & Breakfast. Landry's father built the home in 1931. The property was once part of the Barataria Plantation and is now a scenic area surrounded by 200-year-old oak trees.

Justin Ehrenwerth is the new CEO of The Water Institue of the Gulf.

Insurance company owner Bill McGehee of Bill McGehee Insurance in Bogalusa, Louisiana has flown for 30-years. He has also flown nearly 50 emergency and non-emergency medical care missions for Mercy Flights.

Chitimacha elder Lester Darden at his home near Bayou Teche. To tribal members "Uncle Lester," born in 1908, is a well respected source of tribal history.

Ursin DeRoche teaches guitar at Zeagler's Music located off Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Chef Justin Girouard and his wife Margaret own and operate the French Press in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana.

Cory Werk of Bayou Teche Experience kayak outfitters guides kayakers through cypress tress in Lake Martin in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.

Chitimacha tribal member Roger Stouff at Bayou Teche near Charenton, Louisiana.

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