AT&T Donates to St. Augustine High School
L-R: Leo Marsh (AT&T Regional Director), Ann Eugene (Ladies For Purple Scholars Foundation), Sean Goodwin ’95 (Principal), Lambert Boissiere, Jr. ’61 (Constable, 1st City Court)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., FEBRUARY 6, 2015 — AT&T announced a $5,000 contribution to the Ladies for Purple Scholars Foundation to assist St. Augustine High School students in financial need so that they may complete their high school education. The Ladies for Purple Scholars Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the culture of St. Augustine and supporting Purple Knights with limited financial resources in order to help those students gain a high school degree.
“Providing needed financial assistance to Louisiana’s best and brightest students towards higher education degrees will translate to many of those graduates continuing to pursue post-secondary education and work in Louisiana after completion of their degree,” stated First City Court Constable for the City of New Orleans, Lambert Boissiere Jr.
“Without the support of Constable Boissiere and our corporate partnerships, many of these students who excel academically but have limited financial resources would not be able to graduate from St. Augustine,” said Sean Goodwin, Interim Principal. “We believe that St. Augustine High School is the training ground for leadership through academic excellence, moral values, Christian responsibility and reasonable, consistent discipline for young men, and we continue to support the continued development of these values.”
“By helping to provide scholarships to students who excel academically, these students are able to focus on their studies, gain a high school degree in order to move on to post-secondary education and become one of our many needed qualified employees in the workforce,” stated AT&T Louisiana president Sonia Perez.