Court security topic for Livingston Historical

Livingston Parish Clerk of Court Tom Sullivan and Assistant Clerk Jason Harris spoke to the Edward Livingston Historical Association May 19 at the Livingston Parish Main Library.

Sullivan said the new courthouse building is more secure than the previous one, and that there are plans to add cameras and 24-hour security.

Louisiana Clerks Remote Access Authority is a new site the clerk’s office is taking part in. It requires setting up an account by emailing that allows access to conveyance records from 1875 of participating parishes at no charge. There is a fee to print documents. Fifty parishes are taking part.

Glenda Efferson Bernard will speak on “My Smiley-Efferson Connection” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the library. The public is invited.

Guo, Dottley earn scholarships from LSU

Two Baton Rouge students have received freshman scholarships to attend LSU in the fall.

Luy Guo, who attended Baton Rouge High School, has been awarded a Stamps Leadership Scholarship. Taylor Dottley, who attended St. Joseph’s Academy, has been awarded the President’s Alumni Scholars Award.

The Stamps Leadership Scholars Award is the most prestigious scholarship available to entering freshmen at LSU. It provides funds for the full cost of attendance for four years and up to $14,000 in enrichment funds, which can be used for unpaid internships, study abroad, Outward Bound experiences, undergraduate research, professional and academic conferences and leadership training.

The President’s Alumni Scholars Award is one of the most prestigious scholarships available to entering freshmen at LSU. This award provides funds for full cost of attendance for four years and a $2,000 study abroad stipend. Each year, 10 entering freshmen receive this award.

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Matthews, Ott receive Politz Scholarships

Caroline Matthews, of Baton Rouge, and Hanna Ott, of Lafayette, have received 2016 Associated Grocers — Sam S. Politz Scholarships,which provide scholarships valued at $1,000 per semester for eight semesters.

Matthews, daughter of Fred and Anne Matthews, attended St. Joseph Academy, where she held a 4.655 GPA and graduated first in her class of 265. Her awards include an Academic Letter, SJA Service Award, AP Scholar with Honor, placing first in the SJA Science Fair mathematics category and Taylor Awards Program Scholar. She will attend Southern Methodist University.

Ott, daughter of John and Stacy Ott, attended Lafayette High School, where she held a 4.09 GPA and graduated first in her class of 552. Her honors include Psychology Academic Award, Outstanding Chemistry I Student, Outstanding Algebra II Achievement and Overall Best Writer English III AP Award. She will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Vickers graduates from U.S. Air Force Academy

Rebecca Ray Vickers graduated from the United States Air Force Academy June 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the daughter of Daryl and June Vickers, of Spring, Texas, and granddaughter of Cedric and Teresa Vickers, of Baton Rouge.

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