Recent Bastrop High School graduate Raven S. Hollins has been named recipient of a $500 Suddenlink Communications Scholarship.
Hollins recently graduated from Bastrop High with a 3.97 grade point average. She is a teen court member, peer, freshman mentor, kindergarten and elementary school tutor, interpreter for the deaf and hearing impaired, a rehab assistant in elderly and nursing homes and a youth church announcer.
She has donated her time and talents to the Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes, Race for a Cure and STD Awareness and has participated in canned food, health, book and toy drives as well as Morehouse Cleanup and Keep Monroe Beautiful.
Hollins will attend Xavier University in New Orleans in the fall to major in biology and Spanish. She plans on having a career as a pediatrician. This summer, she is attending school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
“We congratulate Raven Hollins and wish all of our local 2009 graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors,” Roland Miers, Suddenlink Communications Bastrop System manager, said. “Our community outreach programs reflect a belief that communities are built from kids up. Suddenlink Communications is proud to provide schools in our service area with cable television and internet services, making excellent media services, cutting-edge technology and broadband connectivity available to local students and teachers.”
Hollins is the first in this area to receive the Suddenlink scholarship.
“Thank you all so much for providing the scholarship,” she said.