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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­                                    September 17, 2021

Sheriff Charles R. Guillory awards scholarship to college-bound teen 

Sheriff Charles R. Guillory announced that Sawyer Gunter of Evangeline Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program for the 220-2021 school year. He resides in Ville Platte and plans to attend Louisiana State University at Eunice and pursue Computer Science as a field of study. His parents are Monica Reed and Jake Gunter.

The Sheriff's Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP). Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Program.

Qualities such as academic achievement, leadership, and character are considered in making selections of Sheriffs' scholarship recipients. The only limitations are that applicants be permanent residents of Louisiana; scholarships be utilized in higher education with the State; and students be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students. Scholarships will be awarded in sixty-four parishes throughout the state.

"Sami Jo Welch and Aubrey P Martel were names as alternates so that in the event the recipient is unable to take advantage of the scholarship award, the alternate (first and/or second) can do so," according to the Sheriff.

In closing Sheriff Guillory said, "Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program to Louisiana Students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about. This one of our finest accomplishments. It invests in Louisiana's future and gives something back to our community. This would not be possible without the kind and generous support of Evangeline Parish's Honorary Members."


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