East Ascension graduate wins $1,000 scholarship _lowres

Photo provided by Jamie Andrews -- East Ascension High School teacher Jamie Andrews, left, presents Countney Tassin with a scholarship from Custom Fundraising Solutions of Louisiana during the school's recent awards banquet.

Custom Fundraising Solutions of Louisiana awarded its first Scholarship of Excellence to Courtney Tassin, a 2014 East Ascension High School graduate.

Custom Fundraising Solutions of Louisiana is a Lafayette-based company that works with schools in the Acadiana and surrounding areas.

More than 4,000 graduating seniors were eligible for the scholarship, a news release from the company said.

A panel of judges comprising business owners, executives and teachers from around South Louisiana chose the recipient of the $1,000 cash scholarship. The award was based on excellence, team work, moral character, willingness to help others and scholastic achievement, the release said.