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The St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club and Foundation hosted their scholarship recipients at its weekly club meeting in May. Recipients of St. Bernard –Arab Kiwanis Club- James R. Bienvenue and St. Bernard Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships attended the meeting. These scholarships that are awarded every spring and fall by the Kiwanis Club and Foundation have an annually value of $1,200.

The Kiwanis Club has been awarding annually scholarships since 1960. Dr. Ralph Dauterive, a founding member of the St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club and also the club’s first scholarship chairman remarked, “Our Kiwanis Club has been awarding scholarships to St. Bernard students for the past 50 years. It’s gratifying to witness our club’s continuing support and value for higher education. I appreciate the constant dedication, positive commitment and passion displayed by our club and particularly the Scholarship Committee members.

“Current Scholarship Chairmen’s, Danny Bourgeois and Mitch Perkins commented, For many years the St. Bernard- Arabi Kiwanis Club has a storied history of supporting educational programs at all levels in St. Bernard Parish. Our Club’s and Foundation’s Scholarship Programs are an avenue to recognize students who have achieved academic excellence as well as devoting their time to school and community service projects.”

If anyone has interest in joining the Kiwanis Club or supporting a scholarship program, contact Robby Showalter at 504-616-7312.

Pictured L to R: Mitch Perkins, Foundation Scholarship Chairman, Judge Robert Buckley, Scholarship Committee Member, Polly Campbell, Kiwanis Club President, Sophie Boudreaux, Recipient, Jesus Perez Baez, Recipient and Danny Bourgeois, Foundation President

Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Students then work toward achieving the goal during a specific time period. The teachers and principal determine the best schedule for recognition.