Women’s business group Baton Rouge area chapter awards scholarships _lowres

Photo provided by Lauren Grigsby Williams -- Dominique Thomas, left, and Christian Logarbo, right, recently received scholarships from the LaCapitale Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. At center is Traci Williams, the chapter’s scholarship coordinator.

The American Business Women’s Association’s LaCapitale Chapter, of Baton Rouge, recently awarded local scholarships to Ascension Parish students Dominique Thomas and Christian Logarbo.

Thomas graduated in May from Donaldsonville High School and will attend Grambling State University, majoring in computer science. She was ranked 15 of 90 in her senior class with a 3.6 grade-point average heading into her last semester.

She was a Donaldsonville chamber nominee for Teen of the Year; a member of the DHS Sonic Boom Box Band, where she played the clarinet; an honor student; Student of the Year for DHS; and a member of JROTC.

She also is a community volunteer.

Logarbo graduated in May from Dutchtown High School and will attend Tulane University, majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in art.

He was ranked 13 of 505 in his senior class with a 4.3 gpa heading into his last semester. He scored a 34 on the ACT, was an Advanced Placement program student and had perfect attendance all 12 years of school.

He is active with Special Olympics, Rotary International, Boy Scouts of America, where he earned an Eagle Scout designation, and FCA. Logarbo also was a tutor for his classmates, and he lettered in track and field and football for four years.

The LaCapitale Chapter brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations to provide opportunities to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition, a news release said.

Scholarships are awarded annually.

Visit www.abwabatonrouge.org or www.facebook.com/AbwaLaCapitale for details.