Vacherie student wins sheriff’s scholarship

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2008

LAPLACE — St. John Sheriff Wayne L. Jones announced that Kimberly Brou of St. John the Baptist Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the academic school year 2007-2008.

Brou resides in Vacherie, will graduate from Ascension Catholic High School this year and plans to attend Nicholls State University and pursue Athletic Training as a field of study. Her parents are Joseph and Alison Brou.

Made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP), Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Program. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana; scholarships be utilized in higher education within the State; and students be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students. Scholarships will be awarded in 58 parishes throughout the State.

“Meghan Kirkwood of Reserve Christian School  and Jessie Braud of St Charles Catholic High School were named as alternates so that in the event the recipient is unable to take advantage of the scholarship award, the alternate (first and/or second) can do so,” according to the sheriff.

Jones added “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 St John the Baptist Parish’s  Honorary Members and others throughout the state.”