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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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South Lafourche High School Senior Awarded 2015 Louisiana Sheriff's Association Scholarship

South Lafourche High School Senior Awarded 2015 Louisiana Sheriff's Association Scholarship

Sheriff Craig Webre announced a South Lafourche High School senior has been awarded the 2015 Louisiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship for Lafourche Parish. Gabrielle Aucoin of Cut Off will receive the $500 scholarship to assist her with expenses as she plans to attend Nicholls State University in the Fall. Aucoin was notified of the scholarship award and presented with a certificate at the Senior Social at South Lafourche High School.

"Congratulations to Ms. Gabrielle Aucoin," said Webre. "Her hard work inside and outside the classroom helped her standout among the field of applicants. I wish her continued success at Nicholls State University as she pursues a career in Neonatal Nursing."

Of the 38 applications received, Aucoin was chosen from the 31 who met the criteria of being a permanent resident of Lafourche Parish with plans to enroll as a full-time, undergraduate student at Nicholls State University, L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College or South Central Louisiana Technical Community College. The eligible applications were reviewed by an impartial board, and the board then submitted their recommendations to Sheriff Webre.

"I want to recognize and thank all our 2015 scholarship applicants," Webre said. "The decision to pursue higher education is not one made lightly. I am always impressed by our applicants' accomplishments as well as their involvement in school and community. It is always a reminder of how bright the future truly is for Lafourche Parish."

The Louisiana Sheriffs' Educational Scholarship Program awards $500 to graduating high school students where the sheriffs are members of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program. Funding for the scholarship is made possible through the generous support of Lafourche Parish's Honorary Members. The goal of the program is to provide assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the program.