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Sheriff Awards Scholarship to LA New Tech @ Plain Dealing Graduate


Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington awarded Jacquelyn Alexis Jones of Louisiana New Tech @ Plain Dealing an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program.

“Lexi” Jones, daughter of Jeffery Jones and Kristi Dawn Wiley Coverston, is valedictorian of the 2014 graduating class at LA New Tech and will graduate along with 24 other students in a ceremony this evening at their school. She plans to attend Northwestern State University and pursue Biomedical Engineering and Criminology/Forensic Science as a field of study.

The Sheriff’s Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Program.

Qualities of such as academic achievement, leadership, and character are considered in making selections of Sheriff’s scholarship recipients. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent resident of Louisiana; scholarships be utilized in higher education within the State; and students be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students. Scholarships will be awarded in sixty-four parishes throughout the state.

“Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program to Louisiana students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about,” he said. “This is one of our finest accomplishments, and it invests in Louisiana’s future and gives something back to our community. This would not be possible without the kind and generous support of Bossier Parish’s Honorary Members.

“I applaud Alexis and all of our high school graduates who have reached a proud milestone, and I wish all our Bossier Parish seniors the best in their future endeavors and success as they graduate high school,” Sheriff Whittington said.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.