I am very proud of my high school, and the high school of my 3 kids. Ben Franklin High School is one of the shining spots in the Louisiana education system. Read the article with accompanying photos and video in US News online. I was in band there (in its prior location) with Wynton and Delfeayo Marsalis. Other famous graduates I attended Franklin with include actor Wendell Pierce, opera singer Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, and writer Lolis Eric Elie.