LeBoeuf Sisters
Three sist rs with roots in
Mississippi, but parents in Oklahoma,
have returned to the Magnolia State to
attend William Carey University.
The LeBoeuf sisters, including
fraternal twins Allie and Sarah, 19,
and Madeline, 17, were born and
raised in Mississippi but relocated
several times to follow their father’s
career. Their father, Jeffrey, served as
executive director of the Mississippi
Osteopathic Medical Association
during the formation of WCU’s
College of Osteopathic Medicine and
was instrumental in the formation of
the medical college.
Jeffrey and his wife, Ronda, have
six children, of which Allie is the
oldest. The other three sisters still live
at their parents’ home in Collinsville,
Okla., including 13-year-old Olivia,
10-year-old Bridget, and 8-year-old
Mary.
The three sisters at WCU said the
university attracted them because of
its strong scholarship program and
family atmosphere. “But, I’m sure the
only reason my parents let us come is
because there’s a prearranged network
of spies here,” said Allie, referencing
her father’s connections with the
university.
Allie has been at WCU the longest
of her sisters, arriving at the beginning
of the last school year. She is a Carey
Scholar, the highest Carey scholarship
level, which requires a score of 29 or
higher on the ACT. She is a sophomore
majoring in business.
Sarah arrived at WCU next,
coming in spring 2012. She is also a
sophomore and is double majoring
in piano and organ performance.
Madeline, a mathematics major
with a minor in chemistry, is new
to WCU this academic year and is
still carving her place. At the age
of 17, she is among the youngest in
her freshman class, something that
made her parents skeptical about her
attending college so far from home.
“Allie and Sarah being here and loving
it made them okay with the move,
though,” she said.
The three sisters have proved to be
outstanding students at WCU. Each
sister currently has a perfect 4.0 grade
point average, something they all
intend to keep.
Homeschooled by their mother,
the sisters finished high school very
early, with Madeline finishing at age
16. Each sister then started to work
on their college requirements through
concurrent education at colleges near
their home in Oklahoma.
The sisters said they love WCU,
its faculty and staff, and their fellow
students.
“We love all of the people,” said
Sarah. “Everyone has been so nice
and welcoming to us.”
The sisters have made close
connections to the large international
student population on the campus as
well. “We have so many friends from
Nepal,” said Allie. “We love the
varied student body here.”
Madeline said
WCU is great
because her
professors
are
accessible and kind. “If we need help,
the professors are always available,”
she said.
The sisters also love Hattiesburg
and especially their church, Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, where they
are very active. Allie babysits at the
church while Sarah can be found at
the church’s organ “as often as she can
get there.”
The sisters are already planning
their future following their time at
WCU. Allie is planning to attend law
school while Sarah will work toward
her master’s and doctoral degrees
in music and teach at universities.
Maddie is still deciding on her options
but is “pretty sure” she wants to get
her master’s in math.
Meanwhile, as their young sisters
get closer to college age, Allie has
plans for them.
“I plan to have so many LeBoeufs
here that we take over,” she said with
a laugh.
LeBoeuf sisters
(L-R) Sarah, Allie, and
Madeline have made
their home at William
Carey University.
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