Two Morehouse Parish School students, Rashini Tappin and Jennifer Andrews, were awarded with a $1,000 Superintendent's Scholarship by Dr. George Noflin Jr., superintendent of Morehouse Parish Schools, at the end of the school year.
According to Dr. Noflin, he funds one scholarship while an area businessperson who wishes to remain anonymous provides the funds for the second award.
Both Tappin and Andrews were chosen to receive the scholarship based on both their academic performance and the personal stories related in the essay component of the scholarship's application.
Rashini Tappin's essay spoke about the loss of her mother last year, her desire to go into nursing at Southern in Baton Rouge, and her goal of becoming an anesthesiologist. Dr. Noflin said that the essay spoke about how Tappin was unable to help her mother but hopes to help others in similar situations in the future.
Jennifer Andrews' essay talked about her goal of attending ULM to become a nurse and the milestones she has reached. According to Dr. Noflin, Andrews spoke in her essay about being from a large family, and how she will be among the first of its high school graduates. She will also be the first one to attend college.
"I'm very proud of these young people," Noflin said, "and as long as I'm here, I plan to continue to give back to those folks that need it the most."
The 2013-14 school year marks the second time a Superintendent's Scholarship was awarded. Last year's recipients were Maurice Shorter and Emily Cooper.