IJ Allen Memorial Scholarship winners announced

The Jackson Parish School Board IJ Allen scholarship committee, along with the IJ Allen family, would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 IJ Allen Memorial Scholarship. This memorial scholarship is awarded each year by the Jonesboro State Bank to deserving graduating seniors of the Jackson Parish schools. Three tiers of scholarships are awarded. The following are this year’s recipients:

Lake Vines
Lake is a recent 2021 graduate of Quitman High School. His parents are Christopher Vines and Summer Huckaby. His future plans are to attend Louisiana State University and major in Biological Sciences then further his education by attending medical school in hopes of becoming an Ophthalmologist. He was awarded $6,000.


Jolea Simpson
Jolea is a recent 2021 graduate of Weston High School. She is the daughter of Eddie Joe and Marcie Simpson. Jolea’s future plans include attending Louisiana Tech University in the fall and obtaining her undergraduate degree in psychiatry then furthering her education to achieve a doctorate in psychiatry. She was awarded $4,000.


Savannah Dowden
Savannah is a recent 2021 graduate of Quitman High School. She is the daughter of Steve Dowden and Lori Boone. Her future plans include attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the fall and pursuing a doctoral degree in pharmacy. She was awarded $3,000.



Congratulations to these extraordinary Jackson Parish students on their many accomplishments and wish them the best as they pursue their future plans. Also, thanks to the IJ Allen family for continuing to support our students.






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