Youth News for Friday, June 14, 2013

BR student wins top scholarship, will go to LSU

Joseph Paul St. Cyr is enrolling at LSU as a Stamps Leadership Scholar.

The value of the Stamps Leadership Scholarship for four years at LSU is approximately $100,000, including enrichment funds for international travel, research internships, and outdoor leadership experiences.

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, which supports merit scholarships at 35 partner universities and colleges across the country, announced that St. Cyr was chosen for his leadership, scholarship, perseverance, service and innovation.

He is the son of Stephen and Donna St. Cyr, graduated with honors from Catholic High School and plans to study history.

Merit scholarships given

National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced winners of $500 to $2,000 National Merit Scholarships funded by U.S. colleges and universities, including many students from south Louisiana.

The winners, by city, include:

BATON ROUGE: Mary C. Balhoff, St. Joseph’s Academy, LSU; Burl E. Forgey V, Runnels High School, LSU; Austin A. Lala, Catholic High School, LSU; Taylor LeBlanc, Episcopal High School, LSU; Taylor J. Lemoine, Catholic High School, LSU; Nicholas B. Leo, Episcopal High School, LSU; Simon G. Lorenzo, McKinley High School, LSU; Margaret A. Miller, St. Joseph’s Academy, LSU; Luke F. O’Quinn, University Laboratory School, LSU; Leo T. Park, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Washington University in St. Louis Scholarship; Sean G. Polozola, Woodlawn High School, LSU; Elaine M. Turk, St. Joseph’s Academy, LSU.

CLINTON: Payton H. Bruckmeier, Silliman Institute, Missouri University of Science and Technology.

CROWN POINT: Andrew J. Burmaster, Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Fordham University.

GRETNA: Iordan D. Bossev, Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, LSU.

HARVEY: Quan-Son Eric Le, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies in Metairie, Tulane University.

KENNER: Nowrin U. Chowdhury, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies in Metairie, Emory University; Gabriel R. Rodriguez, Alfred T. Bonnabel High School in Metairie, Tulane University.

LAFAYETTE: Alec T. Stewart, Lafayette High School, Tulane University.

MANDEVILLE: Robert R. Boese, Fontainebleau High School, Baylor University; John C. Deeble, Fontainebleau High School, University of Alabama; Justin W. Magrath, Fontainebleau High School, University of Alabama.

METAIRIE: Kevin W. Hartline, Archbishop Rummel High School, LSU; Madeline E. Munch, St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans, LSU; Dara E. Ruhlman, Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, LSU.

NEW ORLEANS: Johnston Burkhardt, Jesuit High School, LSU; Zachary A. Creel, Jesuit High School, University of Mississippi; Connor J. Donahue, Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, Vanderbilt University; Victoria G. Donze, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, LSU; Travis W. Kish, Metairie Park Country Day School, Hendrix College; Jenny O. Kjellgren, Benjamin Franklin High School, University of Southern California; Lucas C. Lavoie, Jesuit High School, LSU; Ruqiao Mao, Benjamin Franklin High School, University of Southern California; Alison M. Mikes, Benjamin Franklin High School, LSU; Sarah E. Tyson, Ursuline Academy, LSU; Caroline Y. Willis, Benjamin Franklin High School, University of Southern California; Larry D. Wink Jr., Jesuit High School, University of Alabama.

ST. ROSE: Christopher P. Stephens, Jesuit High School in New Orleans, LSU.

SLIDELL: Michael J. Capritto, Northshore High School, LSU; Zachary Collins, Northshore High School, Mississippi State University.

More congratulations

Here are some other students who have been recognized recently:

  • Hunter Songy, a recent graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, won an essay contest reflecting upon his time at the school and received a $1,000 college scholarship from Nick Impastato, president of AcaciaFinancial Group, and a 1968 graduate of Achbishop Rummel High.
  • Cadets Grant Harris and Kierel Raven received National Junior ROTC awards from Clyde R. Meyers Jr., commander of the Navy Club of the USS Kidd. Harris’ award was for leadership and air rifle. Raven’s award was for leadership and physical fitness.
  • Ashley Wheeler, a graduate of Brusly High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Easter S. Green and Phyllis W. Sterling Loving Memories Scholarship Fund.

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