Sheriff Martin announced that
Brooke Elizabeth Rome has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship
from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2011-2012 school
year. Brooke resides in Gramercy and plans
to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and pursue Child Development and
Child Psychology as a field of study. She
is the daughter of Vicki Logarbo-Rome and the late Raymond Rome.
The Sheriffs’ 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 within the State; and students be enrolled
as full-time, undergraduate students.
Scholarships will be awarded in sixty-three parishes throughout the
In closing, Sheriff Martin said,
"Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program to Louisiana
students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about. This is 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 St. James Parish’s Honorary Members.”