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Meraux Foundation Awards Scholarships to 60 Chalmette High School Seniors


Media Contact: Alexis Pritchard

Date: 04/26/2022

Phone: (504) 301-2000


Meraux Foundation Awards Scholarships to 60 Chalmette High School Seniors

Chalmette, LA - The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation continued its commitment to the community and public education when it awarded sixty scholarships to Chalmette High School’s Class of 2022 during this year’s Senior Awards Ceremony.  

The recipients of its annual scholarship program represent an array of talent and academic prowess. The charity awards 60 scholarships each year: 50 for academic achievement, four for artistic accomplishment, and six for Career Technical Education (CTE). To date, the Meraux Foundation has awarded over 1,000 scholarships to St. Bernard Parish public high school graduates.

Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation, said these scholars represent all the good things in the public schools. 

“Congratulations to the Meraux Foundation scholarship recipients. These young people represent the future of our parish, and we are proud of them," Gue said. "Our family foundation champions education as a central component of our mission and because it was a passion of our founder, Arlene Meraux. She was an advocate for quality education, and we honor her legacy and carry on her good work through this scholarship program."

Students receiving the Meraux Foundation scholarships are chosen by an independent committee designated by St. Bernard Parish Public Schools. 

2022 Academic Scholarship Recipients: Julian Michael Abrams, Rikki Alexandra Adams, Razan Leanne Alkurd, Myah Breann Alphonso, Duha Saed Abed Baraawi, Hannah Genevieve Blakely, Bryant Joseph Breksa, Joshua Elliot Brockhaus, Dylan Caleb Bryan, Jordan Olivia Bryson, Wenna Chen, Yiheng Chen, Hailey Grace Coupel, Zoe Noel Davis, Kelsy Mae Farrell, Caroline Michelle Gai, Aisja Rene Harris, Dontia Raynell Harris, Logan Duane Hughes, Heather Elizabeth Isaacks, Anas Nadeem Jebreel, Teja Skylar Jones, Chloe Elizabeth Jorns, Russell David Kelly, Emily Trinh Lai, Alyssa Leigh Laurente, Alexis Marie Leboeuf, Cannon Luke Lion, Elizabeth Madison Mahler, Avani Issis Miller, Hayven Jack Miller, Dang Quang Phuoc Nguyen, Isabell Thi Nguyen, Stephanie Quynh Anh Nguyen, Beau Clyde Nunez, Neil Shawn Patrick O`Neil, Emma Theresa Oliver, Anthony Paul Perez, Alahna Justine Peters, Laney Lucille Ramirez, Nyla Joyel Rodney, Sarah Rene Roper, Esraa Talaat Sharaf, Mohamed Talaat Sharaf, Husni Nasir Tamimi, Callie Rose Topey, An Gia Tra, Trevor Thomas Truitt, Duy Scott Thien Vu, Joy Lynell Young

2022 CTE Scholarship Recipients: Ma Kyla Amaya Green, Yang Kevin Ou Yang, Taylor Alexis Ranson, Lindsey Catherine Retif, Landin Ray Tircuit, Roman Elijah Woodward

2022 Arts Scholarship Recipients: Darion Lee Dewhirst, Breana Lynn Enos, Alyssa Lynn Hernandez, Sophia Elaine Lucurto

The Meraux Foundation champions education as a central component of its mission to improve the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish. In addition to the annual scholarship program, it supports numerous educational initiatives, including having donated the land for the Arlene Meraux Elementary School, sponsoring student events, partnering with Chalmette High School and Nunez Community College on a CTE program, presenting the Mississippi River Delta Institute, and partnering with the LSU AgCenter to produce AgMagic on the River, among others. 

To learn more about the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, visit

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