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Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

STEM Professionals Mentor Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Students at Tulane Workshop

Students from Johnson Gretna Park Elementary participated in the inaugural event of a Tulane University program aimed at introducing young people to careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tulane University’s BATS (Boys at Tulane) Program provides fifth through seventh grade boys with the opportunity to meet and work with both male […]

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 […]

National Organization Looks to Develop Young Women into Leaders of Science and Engineering

Could the next revolutionary medical mind be sitting in a Jefferson Parish Public Schools classroom right now? The Perry Initiative operates hands-on outreach programs across the country for young women in high school, college, and medical school. Its goal is to the train the next leaders in orthopedic surgery and engineering. This national organization is accepting applications […]