Claiborne Sparks: Sparks Spotlight

Friday, May 13
Sparks Spotlight

The purpose of Sparks Spotlight will be to highlight the accomplishments and achievements of our players.  Parents, please submit any honors your daughters have received so that they can be entered on this site.

Thank you.

Friday, September 7
Monique Claiborne Featured in Fall 2012 Acadiana Edition of Quick Slants Magazine

Congratulations to Monique!

She was featured in the Fall 2012 Acadiana edition of Quick Slants Magazine, a magazine dedicated to celebrating youth sports.

Monique was recognized as a  Power + Player from Westminster Christian Academy. 

Monique is a senior athlete who is a  6-year Letter in Volleyball; a 6-year letterman in basketball and a two-year letterman in track's triple jump.

 She is the 2012 Student Body President at Westminster Christian Academy; the  President of the Crusaders for Life;  the treasurer of the National Honor Society; Legislative Youth Advisory Council Member and Communications Officer; Member of the Lafayette City Parish Youth Advisory Council; Participant in Mock Trial.

She is also a student who holds a 4.0 GPA.

Information on the magazine follows.

Quick Slants Youth Sports Magazine is something former L’Acadien editor Paul Angelle dreamed up while living in Mandeville, La.  He put together his first issue in his spare time in late 2010, covering youth sports [high school and below] throughout the North Shore area around Lake Pontchartrain.

While visiting Lafayette, Angelle ran into an old friend and fellow UL graduate Jeff Elmore.  Elmore, after looking at the freshly-printed magazine, insisted that the magazine have an Acadiana version.  Things moved quickly.

Within one year, two more UL graduates were added to the Quick Slants team.  Another former L’Acadien editor, and current local designer, Elizabeth Bell joined the team.  Local businessman Matt Roth, an individual with more ties to local youth sports than could possibly be mentioned, came on board as well.

QS Media Group, LLC formed and the first Acadiana issue of QuickSlants launched at the 2011 Kiwanis Jamboree.  20,000 copies spread throughout the area, and the magazine has grown with each and every issue.

The magazine is a high-quality, glossy, full-color publication dedicated to highlighting the positive athletic achievements of the young people in the community.  The magazine is a free publication and is available throughout Acadiana.

Moniqiue Accepts Scholarship to Princeton University!

The Claiborne Sparks, Inc.  wishes Monique the best as she will attend Princeton University in the fall!

Monique accepted a scholarship to Princeton University after mulling over the many offers she received from Duke University, the University of Chicago in Illinois, Vanderbilt University, Penn State, LSU; Tulane and others.

 Monique is the daughter of Jarvis and Christina Claiborne of Opelousas, LA.

She is a graduating senior from Westminster Christian Academy where she will serve as this year's Valedictorian.  She plans to major in Policy Planning and Pre-Law.

Monique is a 4.3 GPA student who serves as the Student Council President; President of the Crusaders for Life; a Legislative Youth Advisory Council member; a St. Landry Parish Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Council member; a member of the National Honors Society; Lafayette Junior Leadership Program member; and the captain of the Mock Trial Team. 

She received numerous awards during her scholastic journey in high school including: National Achievement Scholar; Girls State Delegate; a Louisiana Student of the Year nominee; ACSI Distinction in Leadership in Academics and Athletics; 1st Place  in the District Literary Rally for English I, II and III.  She also placed in ACSI Regional Math League in Algebra. She is a recipient of a Superior Award in ACSI Creative Writing; a scholar athlete in the 9th-11th grade; a member of the All State Academic Composite Team in Volleyball and Basketball.  Monique also  made 1st Team All District in Defense for Girls Basketball in the 10th Grade; won the Crusader Award in Volleyball in the 11th Grade, and won the Crusader Award in Basketball in the 9th - 11th Grade.

Monique also served as a mentor at WCA Youth Basketball Camps.  She tutored at the Boys and Girls Club of Opelousas in Spring 2010 and 2011, as well at Hope for Opelousas, in the Spring of 2012.

Congratulations Monique!

All of the best to you and your future!

Congratulations Kascity!

Congratulations to Kascity on her recent first place showing at the Eunice Bobcat Relays.


Kascity took first place in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 49.75.

Kascity Signs!
Congratulations Kascity Martin!

The Claiborne Sparks would like to congratulate its own Kascity Martin for signing with Southeast Community College of Beatrice, Nebraska.

 Kascity signed an athletic scholarship in girls basketball.

Kascity is looking forward to becoming a member of the "Storms" and contributing in a positive way to the team.

Congratulations Kascity!