Chamber rewards Washington Parish top seniors

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Franklinton Chamber of Commerce officials presented five parish high school seniors with $500 checks in its Scholarship Awards Program to help further their education during the lasts Chamber meeting at the LSU AgCenter.

Student winners were Mount Hermon’s Adrianna Brumfield, Pine’s Hunter Cooper, Franklinton’s Tristan Galivan, Bowling Green School’s Reagan Moody and Varnado’s Amber Norton. Chamber Education Committee Chairman Linda York presented the scholarship checks.

Brumfield plans to attend study Criminal Justice at Southeastern Louisiana University before going to Law School at Southern University.

“This check makes it easier for me to go to school,” Brumfield said. “The check will help out a lot.”

Cooper was selected recently as the 2014-2015 Washington Parish Student of the Year by the Washington Parish School Board. He plans to attend Louisiana Tech in the fall and study electrical engineering.

“I’m glad I could get the check because $500 will really help a lot when I get to school.”

Cooper said after graduation from college he’d like to open his own business or work for an engineering firm.

Galivan was selected Franklinton High School’s Student of the Year. She said she planned to study food science with a concentration in agribusiness at LSU and Louisiana Tech.

“The money is really going to help me focus on studying instead of having to work to pay for college,” Galivan said.

Moody plans to study public policy andl with a minor in marketing at Ole Miss. She said the money will really come in handy.

“I am really excited about the money because I can use it for my out-of-state tuition,” Moody said. “My mom went to Ole Miss, and I just love the campus.”

Norton will study nursing at William Carey University and then go for a masters.

“This money will help me to go to college and reach my goal,” Norton said. “