The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce held its State of Education Breakfast to recognize scholarship recipients and sponsors April 12. 

Guest speaker was Livingston Parish Superintendent Rick Wentzel. The breakfast was sponsored by Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union and held at the Livingston Parish Public School Facility in Livingston.

The chamber received numerous applications for scholarship awards for 2017 and announced that 21 applicants are receiving awards. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500 each and are made possible through voluntary contributions from member businesses.

Winners of the Academic Scholarships are Jasmine Hendry, of Albany High; Austin Barnes, Grace Dugas, Krysta Mostert and Rachel Caroline Taylor, of Denham Springs High; Emily Beever, Haleigh Jones and Kaitlyn Rayborn, of Doyle High; Eric Forbes, Jessica Litolff and Nathan Penalber, of Holden High; Jack Dalberg, of Live Oak High; Reeves Blankenship and Shelby Chandler, of Springfield High; and Evan Bergeron, Cameron Hood and Katelyn Prescott, of Walker High.

The Alice Sibley Award winners are Thomas Fuentes, of Denham Springs High; Gabrielle Chanier, of Live Oak High; and Samantha Hebert, of Walker High.

The Ability Beyond Award winner is Macy Dufrene, of Holden High School.