The St. Bernard Chapter of the Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community, an organization under the auspices of the LSU Agriculture Center, has awarded four scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to residents of St. Bernard Parish. The funds for three of these scholarships were raised from the 2019 Christmas Fashion Show and Luncheon and the remaining funding came from the SBVFC Council Treasury. The recipients are Apollonia Espiritu from Chalmette High School, Emma Melerine from Cabrini High School, Chai Dithipeng from Holy Cross High School, and Robyn Polk from Mount Carmel Academy.
Since SBVFC is an organization that seeks to promote volunteering in order “to strengthen individuals, families, and communities through education, leadership, and action”, the criteria for this scholarship highly emphasized the student’s volunteer activities. We thank these high school seniors for their efforts and hope that they will continue to serve their community in the future. Each student will receive their funds to study at a Louisiana College or University or accredited Community College for the 2021-2022 school year.