Elise Gaar

College Choice: Loyola Chicago

As Co-Founder and President of the local based organization, Rise to the Occasion, Elise Gaar has enjoyed working alongside civically minded youth to educate others on the importance of voting. While active in many school clubs at McGehee, Elise has been a part of the Mock Trial team since ninth grade. When asked about how her teachers had impacted her, she remarked, “The faculty at McGehee has always supported my ideas and made me a more well rounded student by treating me like an adult.” And while Elise said she has so many faculty members she could thank, she said, “Mrs. Fallon has always listened to me and supported me even outside of school. Mr. Waddington has always challenged me and moved me in the right direction. I could go on forever!”

Activities and Awards at McGehee:

  • French IV Achievement Award (11)
  • Mary Freeman Wisdom Scholarship (9)
  • Mock Trial (9,10,11,12)
  • Concert Choir (9,10,11,12)
  • Rise to the Occasion (12)
  • Beta Club (11,12)
  • Project Animal Welfare Club (9,10)
  • Girls Learn International (9,10)
  • Independent Readers Association (9)

Grade started at McGehee: 7

Please note that grade started at McGehee only includes grades PK-12. Activities and Awards include grades 9-12.
2343 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Louise S. McGehee School is a private independent all-girls school for Pre-K through grade 12 and open to all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.