Two Livingston Parish high school graduates have been named Outstanding Scholars by EATEL. Courtney Aydell, a graduate of French Settlement High School, and Victoria Hunt, a graduate of Maurepas High School, were recently honored at EATEL’s annual Technology Awards.

Focusing on the importance of both technology and academic success, EATEL honored six graduating seniors from Ascension and Livingston parishes who plan to pursue studies in mathematics, basic sciences, computer technology, information technology, engineering, health sciences, digital media or business management, with their own laptop computers.

Technology Award applicants must have an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, actively participate in school and community activities and plan to peruse their studies at a Louisiana-accredited college or university. The 2011 recipients were chosen by their counselors.

Aydell graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to attend LSU, and major in animal science. Hunt, who graduated with a 3.95 GPA, plans to attend LSU and major in engineering.

Aydell and Hunt, as well as the other winners, were presented with new Dell Inspiron 1545 laptops.

“Laptops are as important as textbooks in today’s college experience. They are the gateway to an endless source of information,” said Trae Russell, communications manager at EATEL. “We are delighted that we are able to give them to these most deserving students.”