Crescent City school notes for May 4, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools—LaPlace Elementary School principal Alison Cupit, left, and Charla Duhe

  • NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP: Two students from Jesuit High School have been chosen for corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards. Nicholas P. Fresneda, of Destrehan, and Brady R. Stiller, of Madisonville, are among more than 1,000 high school seniors who have won scholarships financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. Fresneda’s scholarship is financed by the Fluor Foundation; he plans to pursue a career in computer engineering. Stiller’s scholarship is financed by the UPS Foundation; he plans to pursue a career in dentistry. In addition, Timothy A. Shertzer, of Pineville, won a scholarship financed by the Citizen Watch Company of America; he is a student at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches and plans to pursue a career in computer science.
  • LAPLACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: LaPlace Elementary School teacher Charla Duhe has been selected to participate in the National Geographic summer institute in Denver in July. While there, she will help develop materials for the Louisiana section of the Giant Traveling Map project. A Giant Traveling Map is a half-court-sized depiction of a continent that is presented along with activities, games, props and educational resources for introducing geography and map-reading skills to students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Her participation also will allow her to become a National Geographic certified educator.