Chamber presents scholarships to local seniors
Published 10:29 am Friday, May 2, 2014
The Franklinton Chamber of Commerce presented scholarships Friday to support five motivated, local seniors in pursuing their future goals.
Sid Zeringue, a member of the Chamber’s Education Committee, said the students submitted applications for the $500 scholarships and were selected through a scoring process. He said this year’s group received high scores.
Other members of the committee are Linda Crain, Brenda Freeman, Claire McGuire and Barbara Mule’.
Zeringue said the first scholarship recipient, Bowling Green senior Rupert E. “Roo” Breland, was unable to attend, and the Chamber would get his plaque and check to him. Breland’s plans are to attend LSU and major in civil engineering.
The other seniors introduced themselves and discussed their post-graduation plans.
Franklinton High’s Brandi Nichole Pittman said she plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin. She hopes to major in pre-veterinary medicine and compete on the university’s rodeo team.
Following graduation from college, she plans to attend veterinary medicine school, with her sights set on Mississippi State University.
Hanna Renee’ Whaley, a senior at Mt. Hermon, said she will begin her studies in pre-medicine in the fall at Southeastern. After that, she plans to apply for the LSU School of Medicine and go into the field of dermatology.
Pine High senior Cody Cooper has been accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Engineering and plans to begin his studies in the fall.
His intended major is civil engineering, and he hopes to go to work at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development office in Hammond upon graduation.
After graduating from Varnado High, Kamerhon Moses will move on to the Honors College at LSU.
He plans to major in mechanical engineering, with a focus on aerospace engineering a minor in business. He said he plans to participate in ROTC after his first year, with the goal of graduating from college as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
After serving 20 or more years in the Air Force, he plans to go to work for NASA. Additionally, after graduation from LSU, he said he hopes to earn a PhD from MIT or the University of Miami.
Zeringue wished the students the best in their endeavors after graduation.