Local high school high-achievers to participate in Tulane University conference

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 4, 2012

The inaugural Black Women’s Health Conference at Tulane University will take place Feb. 24-25, at the Josephine Louise Ballroom and Rogers Memorial Chapel. Among the participants is a cohort of students from Metro New Orleans schools selected to be part of the inaugural class of Black Women’s Health Scholars Program. Nominated by school counselors and local community members, and selected by a team of Tulane faculty, BWH Scholars were chosen based on their records of high academic achievement and proven leadership.

BWH Scholars will be inducted into the program during a pre-conference ceremony that will take place Feb. 5. The scholars will receive pre-conference training in participant-observation methodology and after the conference they will work with Tulane faculty to package what they learn from the conference for delivery to their peers at school.

The local 2012 BWH Scholars are Braci Barnes, Sean Cannon, Dashera Gros, Megan Jackson, Latisha Jupiter, Lester Rainey Jr. and Austin Terry from West St. John High School.