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M O V I N G TO WA R D A W O R L D F R E E O F M S Fall 2012 Louisiana Society Awards Scholarships to 7 College-Bound Students In 2012, the National MS Society: South Central was able to offer 48 scholarships to high school seniors. In Louisiana, 6 students were awarded scholarships. These Society-funded scholarships not only ease the financial burden of college for families impacted by multiple sclerosis, but they also invest in the future of talented, dedicated students. Five of the 6 Louisiana recipients plan to go into medical occupations to make a difference in the lives of those living with disabilities. Congratulations to all of our 2012 recipients as they begin their college careers this fall: Kevin Kurten Sulphur, Louisiana A graduate of Sulphur High School, Kevin plans to attend McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. In high school, he participated in 4-H, Junior Leaders, Key Club, Leo Club, and Spanish Club. He is also an Eagle Scout with 5 Eagle Palms and is very active as a community volunteer. Kevin plans to major in Criminal Justice and pursue a career in Criminal Justice / Homeland Security. Samantha Robicheaux Berwick, Louisiana A graduate of Berwick High School, Samantha plans to attend Louisiana State University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. In high school, she participated on the Softball, Tennis and Basketball teams. She also was in the Drama and Foreign Language Clubs. Samantha plans to apply to the Pharmaceutical College at the University of Louisiana, Monroe Campus so that she can someday help others with their medications. Amber Robinson Slidell, Louisiana A graduate of Salmen High School, Amber plans to attend Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. In high school, she participated in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and she was an active volunteer in her community. Amber plans to attend the Community College for her first two years before transferring to a university to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner. Kirstin Swain Bastrop, Louisiana A graduate of Prairie View Academy, Kirstin plans to attend The University of (continued on page 3)

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