Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas are proud to announce its scholarship winners which were awarded to three local graduates recently.
Winners of the $500 scholarships from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas include Jada Semien, a graduate of West Orange-Stark High School, who was salutatorian of her class and very active in her church, Saint Therese Catholic Church. In school she served on the Student Council, in the Jazz Band, participated in sports and was a cheerleader.
Luke Hebert graduated fifth in his class at Bridge City High School and is a member of Saint Henry Catholic Church where he was the Catholic Youth Leadership Officer, Parish Council Youth Representative, church choir musician, and an Altar Server for many years. Always mindful of the needs of his community, Luke worked on the reconstruction of neighboring homes after Hurricane Ike and participated in many Boy Scout service projects. In school he excelled in athletics, winning many cross country UIL events. Serving as Band President and with the ability to play several instruments, he received many band UIL medals.
Duyen Do graduated from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont and is a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church, where she is very active in the Youth Group, serving as its president and as the Youth Diocesan Representative. A gifted musician, she plays the keyboard at Saint Mary Catholic Church. In high school she was active in the Key Club, Art Club, French Club, Varsity Choir, and received many other major awards.
These outstanding young people were chosen as scholarship recipients out of a field of 89 applicants. The criteria for selection included academics, character, and service to their school, community and church.