documents & forms
2020 Krewe Parade GRAND MARSHAL
About Layon Gray
Krewes Parade Route
2021 Children's Parade
Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen 2021
About Sophia Nawaz
- From New Orleans, Louisiana
- Rising senior at Academy of the Sacred Heart-New Orleans
- Honors student
- Scholastic Ambition—To obtain a Doctorate of Medicine degree and to work as a Forensic Pathologist
- Social Impact Initiative—Cultural Diversity: Teaching others the importance of learning about others’ cultures, stopping stereotypes and judgement towards things that a person cannot change, understanding privilege and recognizing inclusion.
- Performs as Jasmine for birthday parties and other events
- Volunteer with Louisiana Kids (Nonprofit Organization)
- Has traveled globally and is a food connoisseur.
Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade
Mark S. Wood
Rapides Parish Sheriff Elect
About Mark S. Wood
Mark began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer at the jail in 1999. Upon completion of the Police Academy, Mark worked as a patrolman for several years and then transferred to Narcotics where he spent much of his career. He was also a member of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. In 2012 he was promoted to Major and assigned to head the Enforcement Division. As the head of this division, he was responsible for the primary services of the Sheriff’s Office, including Uniform Patrol Deputies, School Resource Officers, and Reserve Deputies. Throughout his tenure, he was detailed to serve in hurricane response security and assistance, including hurricanes Rita, Katrina, and Lilly.