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Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships

The chemical industry has been vocal about how their operations have changed over the years. Technology has changed and, as a result, the skill sets a plant operator must have today have changed through the years as well. That is why Dow St. Charles Operations and neighboring companies have partnered with the Louisiana Technical College — River Parishes Campus to offer an Associate’s Degree in Process Technology (PTEC). […]

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School district’s response to Katrina rewarded

Nationwide, along with two other school districts, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon and Director of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne were recognized for their performance during Hurricane Katrina. Winners of the Grace Under Fire Award at the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) annual conference, the St. Charles Parish School District receives a $10,000 endowment.
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Coveted trophy up for grabs

Businesses will again challenge St. Charles Parish School System for the highly coveted team participation trophy awarded by the Valero St. Charles United Way Bridge Run. For the past two years, St. Charles Parish Schools has won the trophy. Last year’s school team boasted over 300 participants. […]

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Education is a Priority for Recovery

Back in January, I visited Katrina evacuees in Atlanta. I vividly recall a conversation with one young mother, Shajuan Harris, who tightly held her child and tearfully told me about her top priority for recovery. Good schools were more important than housing, she said, adding that she would live in a shack if she could return to a better New Orleans school system.
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