EATEL gives to local students

Staff reports
From left, back row: Ashley Phillips, EATEL’s vice president of Network Operations and Engineering; Megan Delatte, Caleb Alexander, Kaitlin McClure, Patrice Pujol, superintendent Ascension Parish Public Schools; and front row: Victoria Hunt, Courtney Aydell, and Mikala Batiste.

Focusing on the importance of both technology and academic success, EATEL honored six graduating seniors from Dutchtown, East Ascension, St. Amant, Donaldsonville, French Settlement, and Maurepas high schools who plan to pursue studies in mathematics, basic sciences, computer technology, information technology, engineering, health sciences, digital media or business management, with their own laptop computers.

Technology Award applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, actively participate in school and community activities and plan to peruse their studies at a Louisiana accredited college or university. The 2011 recipients were chosen by a counselor from each school.

The following students were presented with a new Dell Inspiron 1545 laptops. Each computer has dual core 2.2GHZ processor, 3GB memory, 250GB hard drive with Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student Edition.

Mikala Batiste of Donaldsonville High School, 3. 9 GPA, plans to attend Xavier of Louisiana University and major in Biological Pre-Med.

Caleb Alexander of Dutchtown High School, 4.6 GPA, plans to attend Louisiana Tech University and major in Engineering.

Megan Delatte of East Ascension High School, 4.6 GPA, plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Kaitlin McClure of St. Amant High School, 4.35 GPA, plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in Biological Engineering.

Courtney Aydell of French Settlement High School, 4.00 GPA, plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in Animal Science.

Victoria Hunt of Maurepas High School, 3.94 GPA, plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in Engineering.