Top high school students honored at annual Scholars Showcase
Contact: Christina Chapple
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SOUTHEASTERN HONORS SCHOLARS -- David Evenson, right, head of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, right, talks with Hammond High School senior George Tiley at the academic informational session following the university’s annual Scholars Showcase.
HAMMOND – More than $7 million in potential scholarships to Southeastern Louisiana University over the next four years were announced at the university’s Scholars Showcase, an event designed to honor outstanding high school seniors who are considering attending the institution.
More than 430 top high school seniors from 112 schools in 45 parishes were offered the scholarships that were announced at the annual event Feb. 28 at Twelve Oaks. More than 100 area students along with their parents attended the banquet held in their honor.
Randi Rousseau, a 2005 graduate and former scholarship recipient who is now an on-air traffic reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans, was the guest speaker for the event. On behalf of the university, she announced that top students will be offered an annual academic award from Southeastern totaling $549,200, plus an additional $814,590 in room and board scholarships per year.
"If everyone receives their scholarship for the full four years, you will have received nearly $5.5 million from Southeastern by the time you graduate," she told the students, who have an average ACT composite score of 26.1. When state TOPS scholarships are added, the total comes to nearly $7.5 million.
Area students attending the Scholars Showcase, listed by school, were:
Academy of Our Lady – Rachel Haas.
Archbishop Chapelle High School – Katie Campo, Amanda Bayley Eck, Amy Masilla, Louise Rouquette, Rachel Woods.
Baton Rouge High Magnet – Dylan Leggett.
Belle Chasse High School – Jared Frederick.
Bethany Christian School – Victoria Crawford.
Brother Martin High School – Blake Bassil.
Buckeye High School – Caitlyn Garcia, Michael Miller.
Cabrini High School – Amy Bourgeois, Danielle Johnson, Elaina Meyers.
Catholic High School – Ryan McCann.
Central High School – Leigh Jones, Ira Shackelford, Chase Tassin.
Central Lafourche High School – Ashley Owens.
Covington High School – Rebecca Galloway.
Denham Springs High School – Morgan Hidalgo, Mary Hutchins, Anna McDermitt, Morgan McDermitt, Scott Nation, Keriann Parker.
Destrehan High School –Breanna Lorick.
Doyle High School – Marla Gordon.
Dutchtown High School – Colin Hart, Kaitlynn Jones, Katelyn Morris.
E.D. White Catholic High School – Grace Gilbreath, Jacqueline Weimer.
East Jefferson High School – Kent Ural.
East St. John High School – Terrilyn Darr.
Fontainebleau High School – Michael Ginel, Kristian Goertz, Stephanie Hurstell, Amanda Klipsch, Jessica McDevitt, Melissa Oprea, Betty Starnes, Samuel Whittington.
Franklinton High School – Mary Tate.
Hammond High School – Zachary Cefalu, Shane Cutrer, Stephen Pfeil, Sarah Schnadelbach, George Tiley.
Holden High School – Megan Remy.
Home School – Douglas Doescher, Michelle Hawkins, Joline Smith, Brittany Sommers, Christopher Theriot.
Houma Christian School – Willian Dunckelman.
Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts – Katrina Rickels, Jennifer Rodriguez.
Live Oak High School – Tiffany Arnold, Brandon Colletti, Allison Sasser.
Loranger High School – Teresa Burkett, Morgan Freché, Austin Lanier, Jennie Stewart.
Mandeville High School – Joseph Bergeron, Katelyn Kelley, Carolyn Skinner, Brandon Suriff, Rebekah Sylvest.
Mount Carmel Academy – Danielle Demontluzin, Jazmine James.
Mt. Hermon High School – Tiffany Raymond.
Natchitoches Central High School – Mason Porter, Amanda Rollins.
Northlake Christian School – Daniel Dwyer.
Northshore High School – Karissa Claybrook, Samantha Haines, Tyler Hallock, Ross Hubbard, Caitlin Musselman, Reese Shivers, Raymond Zibilich Jr.
Oak Forest Academy – Shelby Miller, Will Stevens, Baili Travis.
Parkview Baptist School – Mitchel Strother, Ashley Wilks.
Pearl River High School – Chantel Chauppetta, Jordan Dvornak, Rose Shapiro.
Picayune Memorial High – Sarah Hamilton.
Ponchatoula High School – Danny Acosta, Craig Albrecht, Brittanie Dufrene, Rebecca Grigas, Chelsea Herrick, Tyler Kinchen, Christopher Longman, Jake McGehee, Porscha Showers, Adrienne Watts, Amanda Zell.
Pope John Paul II High School – Jeannette Gomez.
Redemptorist High School – Lauren Waguespack.
Riverside Academy – Danielle Landry, Tiffany Ringuette.
Runnels High School – Anna Ellis, Austin Noel, Stephanie Tarver.
Salmen High School – Christina Hursey.
Slidell High School – Charles Agar, Meagan McKelroy.
Southern University Lab School – Alexandria Batiste.
St. Paul’s School – Steven Canatella, Wayne Henderson.
St. Amant High School – Zachary Babin, Jason Barocco, Meagan Fazzio, Adele Laws.
St. Joseph’s Academy – Kirstyn Jones, Lindsey Prejean.
St. Mary’s Dominican High School – Megan Crozat, Kelly Wittmann.
St. Michael the Archangel High – Kayla Kron, Christopher Powell.
St. Scholastica Academy – Catherine Breaux, Amanda Daigle, Rachel Licht, Kathryn Snitzer.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School – Adam Cox, Forrest Guedry, Joseph Wong.
Tara High School – Emily Hernandez.
Tioga High School – Jeremy Dicus, James Wood.
Ursuline Academy – Bridget Calongne.
Walker High School – Jesse Ardonne, Jessica Dillon, Kayleigh Dyess, Amber Law, Zachary Lewis, Jennifer Matthews, Jonathan McLin.
West Feliciana High School – Nathaniel House, Dillon Liffick.
Zachary High School – Miesha Lethermon.