– by Katie A Lowe

At Associated Terminals, we put our team members first. We are continuously committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our team members, as well as their families, and our surrounding community. We recognize that without the work of our excellent team every day, our success in this industry would not be possible. 

That said, it is that time of year to announce the recipients of this year’s Carol Ballard Scholarship Program.  Associated Terminals awards scholarships to the dependents of our team members. This scholarship is close to heart at Associated Terminals as it is given in memory of Carol Ballard. Carol Ballard was the first employee of the company. She led with her heart and was known for her spirit of generosity and kindness. Sadly, she passed away in 2009. To commemorate her honor, Associated Efforts created a scholarship in her honor. 

We congratulate our recipients, who have earned this scholarship due to their hard work.  We have had the pleasure of reviewing all our applicants’ resumes, essays, recommendation letters, and transcripts. By reading their personal applications and learning about them and all their achievements, it brings us much joy to award this scholarship to these students as they embark on their college education at esteemed universities across the nation. 

This year we would like to congratulate the following winners: Morgan Blankenship, Abigail Coker, Kendall Coste, Piper Franks, Taylor Franks, Hayden Hotard, Camryn Louque, Casey Mays, and Cam’ron St. Cyr.  

Morgan, the daughter of Brent Blakenship, will use the scholarship to further her growth in nursing school at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Abigail, Casey Coker’s daughter, is part of the incoming class of first-year students at Northwestern State University, where she will study Health and Exercise science. Kendall, Bubba Coste’s daughter, will continue her journey to becoming a vet at LSU. Piper, Zeljko Franks, daughter, is an incoming Sophomore business student at LSU, where her sister Taylor is an incoming senior studying Math. Hayden Hotard, Melissa Hotard’s son is off to the University of Louisiana Monroe. Camryn Louque, the daughter of Troy Louque Jr., will be studying Allied Health for her third year at Nicholls State University. Casey Mays, Christopher Mays’ daughter, will begin her first semester at Louisiana State University of Alexandria in the fall, studying Health and Nursing. Cam’ron, the son of Terrel St. Cyr, will begin to pursue his passion for computer science in the fall at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.  

We are overjoyed to award this scholarship to all these deserving students pictured below. We cannot wait to see all you accomplish!

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