Mandino honored as Young Professional

Haynes Mandino took home the top honor as 15 professionals under the age of 40 were recognized in a special annual event Tuesday. Those 15 were part of more than 40 who were nominated for the honor by peers, family, friends and work families.

Mandino, teacher, coach, volunteer firefighter – just a few of his attributes – took home the 2023 Terry L. Gardner Young Professional of the Year award.

“I urge you all: don’t give up on the youth of this community,” Mandino said. “Love your Lord first, then love your community and your family.”

Mandino is lauded for working with the youth before, during and after school, as well as his church and in a number of other projects.

Others nominated for the award were Jackie Brent, Minden Press-Herald/Bossier Press Tribune; Taylor Parker Brock, Durrett Law & Title; Victoria Chapman, Highland Clinic Oncology & Hematology; Tynesa T. Grigsby, Gibsland Bank & Trust; Jessica Haymon, b1 Bank; Logan Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth Construction; Paige Lasyone, Regions Bank; Paige DeAnn Nash, Webster Parish Journal; Levi Reagan, Minden Family Pharmacy, Kayla Rodriguez, Swanky Creative; Jason Smith, Minden Police Department; Tyler Wallace, City of Minden; Victoria Washington, Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office and Hannah Winget, b1 Bank.

We at Journal Services LLC would like to congratulate our colleague Paige DeAnn Nash for her nomination for this award. We are very proud of her and the work she does not only to bring the news but also to help her family and community.