Tobie Blanchard | 10/28/2016 3:38:47 PM
(10/28/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU College of Agriculture has awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships to 90 students for the 2016-2017 school year. Students receiving scholarships and donors who helped fund them were invited to attend the college Honors Convocations held on Oct. 22 at the Club at Union Square on the LSU campus.
The award ceremony was the final event for the college Ag Week.
Savannah Morales, a senior from Bayou Sorrel studying natural resources ecology and management, had the opportunity to meet J.H. Martin, who represents Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Morales is the recipient of the George Simoneaux Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Scholarship.
She spoke to Martin about her interest in wetland sciences and growing up in a small fishing village. He told her about the man for whom her scholarship is named – George Simoneaux, a former LSU AgCenter county agent, who was involved in the state fair.
Morales also spoke about how much the scholarship meant to her.
“This helps to cover costs, and the loan I had to take out wasn’t as large. So it’s less stress on me,” Morales said.
Emily Munch, a freshman from Metairie majoring in animal sciences, received the Alice and William Calloway Scholarship. She met the Calloways for the first time at the ceremony.
William Calloway is a senior public health veterinarian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Calloways were delighted to meet Munch, who plans to study veterinary medicine.
“This is awesome. She wants to be a vet,” Alice Calloway said. “We didn’t get to pick her, but this is the right choice.”
“This is our chance to celebrate the accomplishments of these wonderful students,” said Leslie Blanchard, assistant dean of the College of Agriculture.
Scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 school year are listed below. All are from Louisiana unless otherwise indicated.
Alice and William Calloway Scholarship: Emily Munch, Metairie.
Bernell E. Newman Endowed Scholarship: Jazmyn Bernard, Lake Charles.
Capitol Bank Scholarship: Luke Habetz, Crowley.
Charlotte Robertson Scholarship: Grace Duncan, Cypress, TX.
College of Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship: Kalyn Bennett, Bush; Britain Saunier, Cypress, TX, Alexandra Cheramie, White Castle.
Daniel Ivy Dupree Scholarship: Katherine Brunet, Baton Rouge.
David B. Means Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Cora Woolsey, New Orleans; Caroline Ruppert, Saint Landry; Emily Rolfes, New Orleans; Rebecca Krueger, Houston, Texas; Morgan Gauthier, Graham, Texas; Nicole Cutrer, Amite.
Dean Kenneth Koonce Endowed Scholarship: Storm Aschebrock, Arabi.
Dean Mason Carter Scholarship: Samantha Hughes, Baton Rouge.
Deep South Equipment Dealers Scholarship: Jackson Loupe, Abita Springs.
Emile A. Maier Scholarship: Morill Scott III, New Orleans.
First South Farm Credit Scholarship: Morgan Hurst, Zachary; Layni Leblanc, Walker.
George Simoneaux Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Scholarship: Savannah Morales, Bayou Sorrel.
Horace J. Davis Scholarship: Lena Kelley, Duson.
James and Edna Trott Scholarship: Trent Dugas, Saint Martinville; Mary France, Wheeling, West Virgina; Rebecca Martin, Pineville.
James D. Graugnard - Louisiana Farm Bureau Scholarship: Christen Wall, Holden; Jessica Schaumburg, Harahan; Lindsey Holubec, Austin, Texas.
J.B Frye Scholarship: Christian Arias, Franklin.
Joseph and Estell Smilie Scholarship: Bailey Jones, Belle Chase.
Laura Lynne Smith Scholarship: Lesley Twiner, Baton Rouge.
Lee Berwick Working Student Scholarship: Alexis Agard, Houston, Texas; Amber Anderson, Baton Rouge; Casey Anderson, Covington; Elizabeth Irvin, Vivian; Alexandra Joseph, Slidell.
Lloyd Lauden Scholarship: Anna Foster, Mandeville.
Louisiana County Agricultural Agents Association 4-H Endowed Scholarship: Camille Marcel, Houma.
Louisiana Division of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists Scholarship: Brayden Blanchard, St. Martinville; Caroline Blanchard, Baton Rouge; Bayleigh Roussel, Kenner; Russ Sonnier, Jennings.
LSU Agriculture Development Council Scholarship: Madeline Smith, Lafayette; Madelyne Easley, Walker.
Mondart Scholarship: Peyton Arthur, Florien; Conner Crain, Bogalusa; Kathrine Costanza, Prairieville; Allie Dosie, Elton; Trista Galivan, Franklinton; Rashonda Garner, Many; Elizabeth Irvan, Vivian; Courtlyn Jenkins, Loranger; Chasey Matherne, Larose; Karen Robbins, Folsom; Russ Sonnier, Jennings; Averi Young, Saint Francisville; Jazmyn Benard, Lake Charles; Trent Dugas, Saint Martinville.
Ralph Brown Endowed Scholarship in Horticulture: Emily Schnek, Walker.
Staplcotn Scholarship: Alexandra Haynes, New Orleans.
S.W. "Buck" Gladden Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Chelsea Romph, Shreveport.
Sybil and Joseph Dore Scholarship: Bianca Jones, Natchitoches; Bernard Laviolette III, Saint Martinville.
Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship: Allison Belle, Houma; Jessica Bonin, Roswell, Georgia; Ricardo Cabrera, Salinas, California; Heather Cizek, Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Hunter Collins, Prince George, Virginia; Kathrine Costanza, Prairieville; Ashley Crespo, Mandeville; Rian Dondero, San Mateo, California; Alexandra Duplantis, Raceland; Joanna Lambert, Colleyville, Texas; Rajanae Major, Saint Bernard; Kathleen Marshall, Austin, Texas; Lane McConnell, La Plata, Maryland; Sarah Nele, Lafayette; Samuel Nuss, Covington; Megan Tassin, Pineville.
Zen-Noh Grain Mac Kasaoka Memorial Scholarship: James Waring, Atlanta; Cameron Toerner, Madisonville; Jordan Nicholson, New Orleans; Eden McMillin, Vidalia; Whitney McKenzie, Slidell; Yeejee Lee, Metairie; Michael Landry, Napoleonville; Courtlyn Jenkins, Loranger; Rashonda Garner, Many; Dina Crochet, Napoleonville.
Savannah Morales, a senior from Bayou Sorrel studying natural resources ecology and management and the recipient of the George Simoneaux Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Scholarship, meets J.H. Martin, who represents the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair, at the LSU College of Agriculture Honors Convocation held on Oct. 23 at the Club at Union Square on the LSU campus. Photo by Tobie Blanchard