Sexton named to Golden Girls

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2008

BATON ROUGE — Caroline Marie Sexton, daughter of Mila Thornburg and George H. Sexton III of Baton Rouge and granddaughter of Iown and Jacob Charles Thornburg of Lake Concordia, has been chosen as an LSU Golden Girl.

As a member of the LSU Golden Girls, she will receive a scholarship of $1,000.

The Golden Girls represent the oldest and most established dance line on the LSU campus.

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Sexton has received dance training from the Dance Center, Dancer’s Workshop and Tari’s School of Dance.

She has also studied ballet and jazz through National Dance Scholarships with WCDE and LADM.

After receiving a merit scholarship, Sexton was one of 40 worldwide selected to study with The Harid Conservatory. She was also accepted for study to The Boston Ballet Company, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey New York Pre-Professional Program and The Atlanta Ballet.

She has performed in the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker: A Tale From The Bayou for five years, performing the lead role of Clara in 2003. She has performed the lead role of Flower Queen and Arabian in the Baton Rouge Inner City Nutcracker for Mid City Dance Project.

Sexton is a 2008 graduate of LSU’s University High School and served as Captain of the award winning U-High Dance Team.

The Golden Girls are one of the feature units with the LSU Tiger Band and perform for all home LSU football games and selected campus events, as well as away games with the full Tiger Band. The 2008-2009 squad is the 50th Golden Girl line.

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