Two outstanding Class of 2017 STPPS graduates, Kaitlyn Alphonse from Covington High and Kristen Reed from Northshore High, were each awarded a $5,000 Capital One "Investing for Good" Scholarship.
Raymond Hall, the Senior District Manager of Capital One Bank, presented the scholarships at the May 18 Board Meeting.
The scholarships are designed to aid and honor top talented seniors and are awarded to those who exemplify excellence through school work as well as a commitment to the local community.
Kaitlynn wrote a children's book with classmates to donate to the local foodbank's kids' Easter baskets. She annually donated blood to Ochsner's Blood Drive, and she tutored classmates free of charge. Kaitlynn enjoys making and selling wreaths in the community and her art talents were on display at the St. Michael's Art Show where she placed first.
She was a member of the National Arts Honor Society and earned many honor roll recognitions throughout her high school career. Kaitlynn aspires to be a nurse and, eventually, a pediatrician.
Kristen also has a heart for service. She participated in Key Club, volunteered for the Keep Slidell Beautiful Clean-Up Crew and served on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Senior Christmas Decorating Committee. She has been active in her Church Youth Organization for the past eight years, including supervising children and working the sound booth.
Also interested in the medical field, Kristen is a Certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and has completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. Kristen wants to become a nurse.