Seven JPPSS students win National Merit college-sponsored scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) awarded college scholarships to seven students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Five students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies and two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy were named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four […]

Riverdale High Students Sweep First Place Honors in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest

Riverdale High School art students made history at the prestigious George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Art Contest. Among the four Riverdale students who placed as finalists in the contest, Sterling Anderson and Skyla Blady placed first in the senior and junior division, respectively. It marked the first time both top spots went to students from […]

Patrick Taylor Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar

Paris Evans, a senior at Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, has been named a 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar. The prestigious award provides a renewable scholarship that students can use to pursue a bachelor’s degree, access to leadership development programs, and continued funding for graduate studies in certain fields. “This is another one of […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Honored as National Merit, Achievement Finalists

Eight Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2014 National Merit Finalists, and three students have been named 2014 National Achievement Finalists. “Congratulations to these outstanding eleven students, along with their families, teachers, and school staff who have helped them excel as scholars and leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “These […]

Ten JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through the Posse Foundation

A record ten students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, L.W. Higgins High School, Riverdale High School, and Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. “To have ten students from […]

Four JPPSS Students Designated Semifinalists in National Achievement Scholarship Program

Four seniors from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been designated as semifinalists in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. Tameka Aych and Paris Evans of Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, along with Thomas Jefferson High School seniors Rayonna Cyprian and Terrence Robinson, will now have the opportunity to continue […]

Grace King Student At NCAA Final Four Tournament

A Grace King High School student will be at the NCAA Final Four tournament in Houston this weekend to accept a 2011 Buick Achievers Scholarship. Senior Stavros Stratis will be at the Final Four tournament where a pre-game announcement will be made that Stratis is a recipient of a Buick Achievers Scholarship.  Stratis, who is going […]