By Faerie L. Sledge
On May 21, 2023, First Baptist Church Coushatta honored its two high school seniors during Sunday morning services at the church. The graduates, Makayla Mills and Benjamin Almond were introduced by their Sunday School teacher and Youth Leader, Randy Thomas, Jr.
Makayla, a home schooler, is the daughter of Mandi and Bubba Mills of Pelican and plans to attend Louisiana Christian University (formerly Louisiana College) in Pineville.
Ben, a Riverdale Academy graduate, is the son of Heather and Will Almond of Coushatta. He plans to attend Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
The congregation enjoyed a slide presentation of the graduates as they were growing up. Makayla and Ben were presented New King James Version Study Bibles by Thomas. Church pastor is Dr. Philip Caples.