Crescent City school briefs for June 26, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by Brenda SimoneauxÑCandace Leigh Caminita of LaPlace

STAMPS FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: Ellen Lucy Simon, a recent graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, will be studying pre-medicine at LSU in the fall as a Stamps Leadership Scholar.

The value of the Stamps Leadership Scholarship, for four years of study at LSU, is worth approximately $97,000, including enrichment funds for international travel, research internships and outdoor leadership experiences. Simon was chosen for her leadership, scholarship, perseverance, service and creativity. She is the daughter of Charles and Kerri Simon.

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation partners with 41 colleges and universities to award multiyear scholarships that enable extraordinary educational experiences. For more information on the foundation, contact Randy McDow, executive director, at (678) 399-3388 or

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS: Candace Leigh Caminita of LaPlace has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, or NSCS.

“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects both on campus and in the community,” says Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS founder and chief executive officer.

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation, based on grade-point average and class standing. NSCS has nearly a million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Caminita is a 2013 graduate of St. Charles Catholic High School and is the daughter of Arthur and Brenda Simoneaux. She is a sophomore at Southeastern Louisiana University pursuing a degree in nursing.