KEHOE-FRANCE NORTHSHORE
25 Patricia Drive, Covington, LA 70433
Phone: 985-892-4415

#KFPathToSuccess

We are proud of the Kehoe-France students who have gone on to accomplish some great things!

Years Attended – Preschool through seventh grade

Favorite teacher – Cheryl Holston (still gets letters from her today)

Takeaway from Kehoe-France – If you decide you want to do something, make sure you love it

Favorite thing about Kehoe-France – The all-around close-knit positive environment

CBAB_PROFILE

When Colin Babcock takes his mark at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska in June of 2016, his thoughts will likely wander back to Covington, Louisiana where he was born, raised, and where his passion for swimming was ignited during his formative educational years at Kehoe – France Northshore (KFN). “If I could thank the people at Kehoe- France, I would thank them for planting the seeds for me to rise above the norm,” Colin says. “This is something they impressed upon me — to be different — and it is why I was always comfortable with being uncomfortable.” His willingness to leave his comfort zone has led Colin on a road to many triumphs, and much of his journey he attributes to skills he learned while at KFN.

Skills like leadership building, where Colin was given many opportunities to become a good leader. “I was Student Council Vice President there, and when I moved on to high school, I was Student Body President my senior year. I was the swim team Captain two times during my college career at Notre Dame. This pathway that started at such a young age has definitely gotten me to where I am today.”

Today he is a college graduate and an Information Technology Specialist who specializes in Information Security. He remembers learning key tenets like respect for the opinions of others, discipline, relationship-building, and encouragement, and how they shaped many of the choices he went on to make in his future as a college student, leader and athlete. “The tone was set at the top. They did a great job of impressing upon us, by their examples, the importance of personal responsibility, time management and high academic standards. They were invested in us as people and they wanted to see us grow as members of our community,” Colin says. “I know that the reason I was so prepared for high school and college and even currently in my work, is because of the self-discipline I learned there at an early age.”
Students learned to give back to their own communities through programs like Habitat for Humanity, and the Covington Food Bank.”That spirit of giving and volunteerism carried over to college,” Colin says. “They taught us that this is how communities are made — through giving, loving and volunteering.”

He is grateful for his early education where he met his lifelong best friend, built lasting relationships that are still intact today, and in his words, started on his own path to success. “Your path begins at an early age. I would tell parents considering Kehoe-France that if you start it in a positive way; you are definitely on the path to success. I am glad that I was told I could do whatever I wanted, to be different. That’s how I’m embracing life right now. I would attribute that to Kehoe France.”