EDUCATION

EATEL awards local students with technology award

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
EATEL honored six outstanding graduating seniors with new laptops for use in their collegiate studies. Pictured are the students with representatives from the Ascension and Livingston Parish schools and school board office.

 

Front row: Carmen Robichaux, Donaldsonville HS counselor, Holly Dicharry, St. Amant HS Technology Award Recipient, Journey James, Maurepas HS Technology Award Recipient, Carly Harris, Donaldsonville HS Technology Award Recipient, Rhonda Matthews, Ascension Parish Career & Technical Education Supervisor, Angela Lee, East Ascension HS counselor.

 

Back row: Mia Edwards, St. Amant HS Principal, Lisa Bacala, Ascension Parish Supervisor of Secondary Education, Steve Westbrook, Ascension Parish Asst. Supt. of Schools, Jonathan Cole Gordon, French Settlement HS Technology Award Recipient, Lance Gisclair, Dutchtown HS Technology Award Recipient, Jorge Flores, East Ascension HS Technology Award Recipient, Staci Polozola, Livingston Parish Career & Technical Education Supervisor, Denise Graves, Ascension Parish Asst. Supt. of Schools, Judi Gautreau, East Ascension HS counselor, Matt Geraci, Donaldsonville HS Asst. Principal.

EATEL honored six outstanding graduating seniors with new laptops for use in their collegiate studies. Pictured are the students with representatives from the Ascension and Livingston Parish schools and school board office.

Front row: Carmen Robichaux, Donaldsonville HS counselor, Holly Dicharry, St. Amant HS Technology Award Recipient, Journey James, Maurepas HS Technology Award Recipient, Carly Harris, Donaldsonville HS Technology Award Recipient, Rhonda Matthews, Ascension Parish Career & Technical Education Supervisor, Angela Lee, East Ascension HS counselor.

Back row: Mia Edwards, St. Amant HS Principal, Lisa Bacala, Ascension Parish Supervisor of Secondary Education, Steve Westbrook, Ascension Parish Asst. Supt. of Schools, Jonathan Cole Gordon, French Settlement HS Technology Award Recipient, Lance Gisclair, Dutchtown HS Technology Award Recipient, Jorge Flores, East Ascension HS Technology Award Recipient, Staci Polozola, Livingston Parish Career & Technical Education Supervisor, Denise Graves, Ascension Parish Asst. Supt. of Schools, Judi Gautreau, East Ascension HS counselor, Matt Geraci, Donaldsonville HS Asst. Principal.

Outstanding scholars from Ascension and Livingston area high schools gathered April 10, 2013 for EATEL's annual Technology Awards Ceremony, now in its 27th year. Focusing on the importance of both technology and academic success, EATEL presented six outstanding graduating seniors from Donaldsonville, Dutchtown, East Ascension, French Settlement, Maurepas and St. Amant high schools with their own laptop computers. These students plan to pursue studies in mathematics, basic sciences, computer technology, information technology, engineering, health sciences, digital media or business management.

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 pursue their studies at a Louisiana-accredited college or university. The 2013 recipients were chosen from a pool of applicants by a counselor from each school.

"As a recipient of this award back in 1988, I am especially proud of the longevity of the EATEL Technology Awards," stated Ashley Phillips, Chief Operating Officer for EATEL. "Back in my day, we received a medal, which was wonderful. But today, to be able to give these students such a powerful tool for their college studies and post-collegiate careers is rewarding."

The following students are the 2013 EATEL Technology Fund recipients:

· Carly Harris of Donaldsonville High School

· 4.2 GPA

· Plans to attend Southern University A & M College and major in Nursing

· Lance Gisclair of Dutchtown High School

· 3.7 GPA

· Plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and major in Information Systems

· Jorge Flores of East Ascension High School

· GPA

· Plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in Graphic Design

· Holly Dicharry of St. Amant High School

· 4.4 GPA

· Plans to attend Nicholls State University and major in Biology

· Jonathan Cole Gordon of French Settlement High School

· 4.0 GPA

· Plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and major in Biology

· Journey James of Maurepas High School

# 4.0 GPA

# Plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and major in Biology