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LSUA HONORS EVANGELINE PARISH STUDENTS

Released: 05/04/1998

<p> Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) presented more than 115 awards to 85 students during its 36th Annual Honors Day Convocation held on Monday, April 27, 1998. Dr. Patsy Jenkins, superintendent of schools for the Rapides Parish School District, presented the convocation address. </p><p> Sophomore-plus April Fontenot of Ville Platte was awarded a certificate for academic excellence for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or above while enrolled part-time. Students are classified as part-time when enrolled in 6-11 credit hours per semester. Ms. Fontenot also received a medal for the highest grade point average of a part-time sophomore-plus student. </p><p> Sophomore-plus Theresa Dianne Henry of Ville Platte was awarded a medal for academic excellence in education. Ms. Henry also recieved a medal as the sophomore-plus student enrolled full-time with the highest grade point average (GPA). She received a certificate for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or above. Additionally, Ms. Henry received an honor scholarship to attend Louisiana State University. Jessie Kordish of Ville Platte and Penny Manuel of Pine Prairie received certificates for academic excellence as full-time freshmen who maintained a 3.5 grade point average or above. Ms. Kordish was also one of seven freshmen who was awarded a medal for having the highest grade point average in the class. Sophomore-plus Jacob Vizinat of St. Landry was awarded a medal for academic excellence in mathematics. Vizinat also received a certificate for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or above as a full-time student. Additionally, he was presented with honor scholarships through LSU and the LSU College of Engineering. </p>