Sep 25, 2013 12:52 PM by MELISSA CANONE
As part of the partnership with the Louisiana Sheriff's Association, Sheriff Michael Neustrom awarded two Lafayette Parish 2013 High School Graduates $500 each to defray the cost of their continuing education.
This is a unique opportunity for the Sheriff to honor what is right with our youth. Each year LSA awards one senior with a $500 scholarship from each parish in the state, the local sheriff selects the winner. Sheriff Neustrom has matched that awarding a second senior each year for the past 12 years. The dollars are awarded at the total discretion of the winner so he/she can use the money in the manner that best suits the winner.
The 2013 scholarship winners were selected in April and they are Garret Lavergne a graduate of Carencro High School and Hannah Richard a graduate of Lafayette Christian Academy. Both are attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
In photo from right is Captain Kip Judice, Lori Lavergne (mother of recipient), Garret Lavergne and Sheriff Mike Neustrom.
Hannah Richard and Sheriff Mike Neustrom.