LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - CITGO has announced the names of four high school seniors awarded scholarships in recognition of their hard work.
The announcement follows Black History month and in partnership with the Black Heritage Festival.
This year's scholarship recipients each received a share of $2,500 to be used towards their college education:
- Tyler Simien, Barbe High School, $500
- Essence Means, Washington Marion High School $500
- Xavior Illes, Westlake High School, $500
- Biranda Gills, Sulphur High School $1,000
The Black Heritage Festival scholarships are an annual endowment provided by CITGO and selected recipients are chosen based on merit from a variety of applicants judged by the Black Heritage Festival Scholarship Committee.