Warren Easton Charter High School Hall Of Fame Committee To Award $150,000 In Scholarships
May 15, 2017
Warren Easton Charter High School Hall of Fame Committee has raised $150,000 for its annual scholarship campaign to be awarded to 40 seniors on May 19, 2017. This is the largest amount ever raised, as well as the largest number of students to receive scholarships in the 21-year history of the scholarship program. Students were selected based on academics, financial need, community service, an interview, and a writing sample.
This year, Gulf Coast Bank and Zito Companies are proud to serve as presenting sponsors of the Hall of Fame event. In addition to these sponsorships, donations to the scholarship fund were made by Rotary Club of New Orleans, community partners, Easton alumni, staff, and friends, and by actress Sandra Bullock.
Each year, notable Easton alumni are inducted into the Hall of Fame based upon contribution to the community, excellence of character, significant professional accomplishments and a demonstrated love for Warren Easton Charter High School. Sandra Bullock was inducted in 2009 as an honorary member.
Ms. Bullock said, “If you are ever wondering about how good life is and can be, you can come to Warren Easton. These kids have been working a couple of jobs, some come from hard places, but every time they walk under that roof, they know they’re cared for. They’re admired for what they can bring to the table.”
Over the years, the HOF has awarded more than $650,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and presented faculty members with more than $21,500 in teaching excellence awards.
For more information please contact Amanda Winfield-Buford at 504.324.7426 or [email protected], or visit the website at www.warreneastoncharterhigh.org.