Kelsey Rainey

College Choice: Howard University

Graduating with a Distinction in History
Mentorship Title: "Housing Segregation and Gentrification in New Orleans"

Kelsey believes McGehee has prepared her well and provided her with the independence needed to move on to college. She emphasized how she is “especially well prepared for English and history classes in college because of the ways we have been required to think as well as write.” She wrote, “Coach Val and Ms. Thompson are both teachers who have inspired me and made me realize my own strengths.” Kelsey just completed her year long study for her mentorship, which focused on the transformation that has been made from segregated housing to gentrification in America. And, while the softball season wasn’t what she envisioned due to the pandemic, Kelsey was selected to be captain of the team this year and was an integral player throughout Upper School. Kelsey said, “I am so grateful that I had the chance to spend my years with my classmates at a school like McGehee.”

Activities and Awards at McGehee:

  • Student Ambassador (11,12)
  • Community Service Chair (12)
  • Class Secretary (10)
  • Community Service Award (9,10,11,12)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Award (11)
  • Gail Behre Little Scholarship (11)
  • Beta Club (11,12)
  • Girls Learn International (9,10,11,12)
  • Best Buddies (10,11,12)
  • 504ever (10,11,12)
  • Good Deed Beads (11,12)
  • GIVE Club(11,12)
  • Rise to the Occasion (12)
  • Independent Readers Association (9,10)
  • Softball (9,10,11,12)
  • Basketball (9,10)
  • Track & Field (10)

Grade started at McGehee: 3 

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.