Three local women were recently recognized as members of the 2022 Tiger Twelve senior class at Louisiana State University.

Alejandra Maria Ham of Slidell, Emily Ames Otken of Denham Springs, and Blaire C. Peterson of St. Amant were recognized at a ceremony on Sunday, May 1.

Since 2003, LSU has presented the Tiger Twelve honor to 12 students graduating each calendar year. Students selected as members of the Tiger Twelve are undergraduate seniors who contribute positively to the life of the campus, surrounding community, and society and who demonstrate commitment to intellectual achievement, inclusive excellence, leadership in campus life, and service. All must carry at least a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. This year’s class GPA average is 3.8.

This year's 12 Seniors represent five LSU colleges and schools. Ten are members of the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College.

Local honorees include:

Alejandra Maria Ham

Hometown: Slidell, La.

Major: Biological Engineering

Minor: Robotics

College of Engineering

Ogden Honors College

Emily Ames Otken

Hometown: Denham Springs, La.

Major: Biological Sciences

Minors: History and Political Science

College of Science

Ogden Honors College

Blaire C. Peterson

Hometown: St. Amant, La.

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Sociology

College of Science

Ogden Honors College

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