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Congratulations to the 2024 “Enola M. Fee” Scholarship Recipients

GNO FCU is pleased to announce its four 2024 $2,000.00 Enola M. Fee Scholarship recipients, Shantay Hill, Payton Marcel McDonald, Jr., Amari Oubre, and Blake Waguespack. This was the first year GNO FCU was able to award four scholarships, and we are so happy to give back to those who truly embody the principle of people helping people.

The Enola M. Fee Scholarship Program was established in honor of Enola M. Fee, a distinguished board member, who selflessly devoted many years of service to the credit union and the community. In keeping with Enola’s spirit of volunteerism, applicants submit essays highlighting how they hope to deliver the credit union philosophy throughout their lives.

“I make an effort to live up to the spirit of service, whether in the community or the classroom. I’m constantly looking for ways to improve the lives of people around me. I want to spread compassion, empowerment, and significant change by pursuing service-oriented initiatives with others.” said Shantay Hill, who is graduating from Warren Easton Charter High School. Shantay will be attending Tulane University this fall.

“I want to be the light in a dark place as a channel of hope for the hopeless and touch the lives of those who were told that they were not good enough, smart enough, or big enough to be whatever they want to be.” said Payton Marcel McDonald, Jr. Payton is graduating from Archbishop Rummel High School and will be attending Mississippi Valley State University in the fall.

“I have been intentional about learning how to be a part of the change for good.” “My personal philosophy is that we make the world around us better when we act not for profit, never for charity, but always to serve.” said Amari Oubre. Amari is graduating from Salmen High School and will be attending Tuskegee University in the fall.

“I want to create an educational program for grades K-12 centering around STEM activities which will give students a strong foundation that will allow them to succeed in school and life.” said Blake Waguespack. Blake is graduating from Archbishop Rummel High School and will be attending the University of Louisiana Lafayette in the fall.

All four recipients embody the credit union philosophy and share a passion for service. We were touched by the authenticity of their essays and are so proud to honor these three amazing students. Help us congratulate Shantay, Payton, Amari and Blake on being selected. We wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors!

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