Tank Nelson wins sheriff’s scholarship

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 18, 2022

LAPLACE — St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre named Tank Nelson as the 2021-2022 recipient of the academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs Scholarship Program.

Tank, a 2022 graduate of St. Charles Catholic High in LaPlace, plans to attend Nicholls State University to study mass communications. He is the son of Wendy Ilski of LaPlace. He received $500 for educational expenses.

Several applications were received from graduating seniors attending all St. John Parish high schools. Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities and character are considered. Applications were reviewed by a board of employees, and the board then submitted its recommendations to Sheriff Tregre.

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Educational Scholarship Program awards $500 to graduating high school students in parishes where the sheriffs are members of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. Funding for the scholarship is made possible through the support of St. John the Baptist Parish’s honorary members.