FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2023
Jeremy Theriot, Director of Community Relations
and Business Development
225-315-8294, [email protected]
Monika Arnold, Manager of Community Relations and Business Development225-305-8001, [email protected]
REV/REV Business awards $22,000 in local scholarships to Lafourche Parish high school seniors
To-date, $930,000 in scholarships have been awarded to local high school seniors
Larose, La. – REV/REV Business recently awarded scholarships to seniors in the Bayou Region service area from Central Lafourche High School, E.D. White Catholic High School and South Lafourche High School during the schools’ senior awards ceremonies.
Since 1945, REV (formerly known as Vision Communications and Latelco) has remained dedicated to serving the local community and supporting education. The academic scholarship program was founded in 1984 and has been one of the telecommunications provider’s most enduring programs. To-date, REV has awarded over 200 scholarships to deserving seniors in the Bayou Region (Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes including Grand Isle) and currently has 18 students who are working towards their degree at various universities throughout the state.
“At REV, we’re committed to education, and are proud to continue the scholarship program to support students in the local communities we serve,” said Peter Louviere, CFO of REV/REV Business. “Our scholarship program is currently in its 39th year, and we’ve awarded 228 scholarships for a total of $930,000. Every year, the students continue to raise the bar on academic achievement, and this year was not any different. I’m excited to see what the future holds for these students, and my hope is that they will one day return to this community to live and work.”
This year, $22,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to the following local high school seniors:
- Emmie Carriere (South Lafourche High School)
- Gavin Comeaux (South Lafourche High School)
- Daniela Galicia (South Lafourche High School)
- Molly Kern (Central Lafourche High School)
- Braden Perez (South Lafourche High School)
- Ross Rodrigue (South Lafourche High School)
- Luke Sanamo (South Lafourche High School)
- Ava Zelesnik (E.D. White Catholic High School).
“This year’s load of applicants was heavy, and the competition was thick — making the task extra tough for our teammates who had the duty of digging into applications, interviewing finalists and ultimately selecting winners,” said Jeremy Theriot, Community Relations and Business Development director for REV/REV Business. “This process is not something our teammates take lightly and while we wish we had an endless number of scholarships to go around, it’s still an overwhelming joy to see so many scholars who qualify for this annual program.”
Eligibility, criteria and considerations for REV’s scholarship program include being a current REV customer, residing in the REV Bayou Region service area, cumulative grade point average (GPA), American College Testing (ACT) scores, financial need, demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Candidates are also required to submit an essay as part of the application.
(l-r) Megan Mercer, REV Production manager, and Molly Kern.
(l-r) Donna Martin, REV Business Sr. Strategic Account manager, and Ava Zelesnik.
(l-r) Donna Martin, REV Business Sr. Strategic Account manager; Daniela Galicia; Ross Rodrigue; Gavin Comeaux; Braden Perez; Luke Sanamo; Emmie Carriere and Peter Louviere, REV/REV Business CFO.
About REV/REV Business
Established in 2020 and rebranded in 2022, REV/REV Business is the combined parent company of Reserve Telephone Company (RTC), EATEL/EATEL Business and Vision Communications. The combined company, with nearly 250 years of collective communications service, operates as Louisiana’s largest, locally owned, telecommunications network with over 2,836 miles of fiber.
For more information about REV/REV Business and the provider’s new brand and continued commitment to localism, please visit www.letsrev.com – New Name. Same Local Company.