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About Queen Ixolib 2016

TOMMY TRIPLETT/GCCAKimberley Nicole Rushton is Queen Ixolib of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association for 2016.
TOMMY TRIPLETT/GCCAKimberley Nicole Rushton is Queen Ixolib of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association for 2016.

Queen Ixolib 2016

Name: Kimberley Nicole Rushton

Family: Parents, Andi and A.J.M. "Butch" Oustalet III and Mr. Gerald Edison "Rusty" Rushton Jr. Her maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Masden Jr. Her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. Gerald Edison Rushton Sr. and the late Anima A. Rushton.

Education: St. Patrick Catholic High School where she graduated with high honors; 2014 graduate of Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in mass communication with concentration in advertising.

Activities and achievements: At St. Patrick, was awarded the Academic Excellence Award in Art II and Art III. Selected a homecoming maid and inducted into the St. Patrick Catholic High School Hall of Fame. Class president in 10th, 11th and 12th grades as well as editor of The March yearbook. Member of the campus ministry team, Interact Club, Arts and Crafts Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, The Irish Publisher journalism staff and Spanish Club. Three-year letterman in tennis and volleyball and studied dance at The Next Step Preforming Arts Studio. Served as page at the Mississippi State Senate for Sen. Billy Hewes in 2004.

At St. Patrick, selected to represent her high school for the welcoming of Bishop Roger Morin in 2009 at Nativity Cathedral. Treasurer of the Mississippi Association of Student Council and represented Mississippi as a delegate at the National Association of Student Council Convention in Denver. She also served as event chair for the Student Council State Convention committee. This two-day event hosted by St. Patrick included representatives from across the state. At LSU, member of Phi Mu Fraternity, where she served as art chair and philanthropy chair, leading the organization to exceed their $40,000 fundraising goal through two events supporting the Children's Miracle Network at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Member of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and Volunteer LSU. Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Emeril Lagasse foundation events, Boudin, Bourbon and Beer and Carnival Du Vin. Selected as one of six advertising capstone class members to represent LSU at the NSAC competition in Birmingham, Ala., where they were awarded second place. In 2013, she was a web content and design intern for Emeril Lagasse Foundation in New Orleans.

Business: Operating partner at I Love Juice Bar in Hoover, Ala., and plans to open several more locations in Birmingham.

Memberships: Member of St. James Catholic Church.

GCCA affiliation: Maid in 2012. Her stepfather, A.J.M. "Butch" Oustalet III, was a duke in 1986 and King d'Iberville in 2011. Her sister Katherine was a maid in 2014. Her stepsister Rouxanne Oustalet Raworth was a flag bearer in 1986 and a maid in 1990; Rouxanne's husband, Mickey Raworth, was a duke in 2011, and their children Abby and Bronson Raworth were pages in 2010 and 2011. Bronson is also a flag bearer this year. Kimberley's stepsister Tina Oustalet Cacioppio was a maid in 1994.

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