Wilson teen awarded agriculture scholarship _lowres

Photo provided by Brian Chandler -- East Feliciana High graduate Henry C. Allen II, left, of Wilson, receives a check from Capital Resource Conservation and Development Council President Don Ashford, of Ethel, on May 6 to study agriculture at Southern University in the fall. Allen is one of two seniors awarded scholarships this year by the council.

The Capital Resource Conservation and Development Council selected Henry C. Allen II, of Wilson, as one of its two annual scholarship recipients.

Allen, a recent graduate of East Feliciana High School, in Jackson and a championship boxer, received a $250 scholarship for use at any college in Louisiana.

Scholarships are awarded to seniors planning to study agriculture, agriculture business, business, environmental sciences or natural resources.

Allen, the son of Trina and Kevin Allen, of Hands of Stone Boxing Gym in Pride, has been accepted by Southern University in Baton Rouge and plans to study agriculture.

He was awarded a check May 6 by the council’s board President Don Ashford. Ray Marler, the board’s secretary, is from Greensburg, while remaining officers are from Plaquemine, Ponchatoula and Springfield.

The Capital Resource Conservation and Development Council, a nonprofit since 1988, was created in 1972 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Resource Conservation and Development program to serve 14 southeast Louisiana parishes by providing economic and conservation opportunities to urban and rural communities in balance with the environment, according to LSU Agricultural Center’s Brian Chandler, an area extension forester in Clinton.

Council projects include educational programs and workshops on natural resource conservation, tourism, community and economic development.

East and West Feliciana and St. Helena are among the parishes the Resource Conservation and Development Council serves.

For information, visit http://capitalrcd.weebly.com.