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LAKE CHARLES — Katherine Jester, a senior at St. Louis Catholic High School, has earned a $3,200 scholarship from the National Honor Society, a prestigious national semifinalist award from the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Since 1946, more than $17 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members like Jester, who applied for the award through St. Louis Catholic’s school chapter of NHS.  Jester said she is honored to receive the scholarship.


 I’ve worked very hard on my academics and extracurriculars during high school, and I did my best to reflect this effort in my scholarship application,” she said.  “It is awesome to know that my hard work has paid off and will help me financially when I get to college.”  

Jester plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in chemical engineering after graduation.  Earlier this year she further showed her excellence in the classroom by earning recognition to the LHSAA Composite All-Academic soccer team for her perfect 4.0 GPA, and she also represented Southwest Louisiana on the LHSSCA West All-Star soccer team. 

Jester said participating in NHS has helped her grow as a person.   

“My participation in the Lucidus Chapter of the National Honor Society has … taught me the importance and value of self-accountability, time-management and service,” Jester said.  “The incredible teachers at St. Louis Catholic have provided me with a solid educational foundation that I know will serve me well in college.  Most importantly, St. Louis has provided me with friendships and a community that I know I can always turn to and will support me through college and beyond.” 

For more information on the NHS Scholarship, visit https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship/. 

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