Sheriff Jeffrey Wiley announces scholarship recipients

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Sheriff Jeffrey Wiley announced that three local high school graduates from Ascension Parish were named recipients of cash academic scholarships from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2011-2012 school year.

Donaldsonville High School – Chelsie Kreamer $1000

East Ascension High School – Florence Williams $500

Dutchtown High School – Taylor Webb $500

Awards were given to recipients at recent graduation ceremonies.

Made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program, Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the program, using the proceeds from the Honorary Membership Program.

Concludes Sheriff Wiley, “Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program to Louisiana students best demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about.  This is one of our proudest accomplishments.  Simply, it is a means of investing in Louisiana’s future.  And this would not be possible without the generosity of Ascension Parish’s Honorary Members.”