David Scotton ’12 Recognized as Archdiocesan Distinguished Alumnus from Jesuit
In recognition of the positive impact that graduates of Catholic schools have on the church and community, the Archdiocese of New Orleans honors a distinguished alumnus from each archdiocesan elementary and secondary school. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to a member of each school community whose contributions attest to the efficacy of Catholic education in faith formation, character development, and civic responsibility. The 2019 recipient from Jesuit High School is David Scotton ’12.
Scotton, accompanied by his grandfather, Roy Daigle ’51, received the award at a special recognition celebration hosted by Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Dr. RaeNell Houston on Monday, May 6. Recipients were nominated by the leadership of the respective schools for exceptional contributions in service to the Church; accomplishments in their chosen fields; service to local, state, or national entities; and/or exceptional service in support of their school.
Scotton’s service on behalf of the unborn and his dedication to changing minds and hearts on the issue of adoption more than qualify him for the archdiocesan honor. David graduated from LSU in 2016 with a degree in mass communication and just completed his law degree at LSU, where he wrote for the Louisiana Law Review. He has worked for former U.S. Senator David Vitter and current U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy on Capitol Hill. In 2017, David was selected by the Louisiana Institute for Children in Families as a Louisiana Angel in Adoption, honoring him and his family for working to better the lives of Louisiana children through foster care and adoption. David is the subject and a producer of “I Lived on Parker Avenue,” a documentary film chronicling his journey as a 19-year-old from Metairie to Indiana to meet the woman who gave birth to him and put him up for adoption after coming seconds from aborting him in 1993. At graduation from Jesuit in 2012, he was awarded the Culture of Life Award and the Very Reverend Father Pedro Arrupe Award, which goes to the senior who has best exemplified the spirit of being a man for others by his participation and excellence in service. Jesuit High School proudly recognizes David Scotton ’12 as its Archdiocesan Distinguished Alumnus.