It was a great day to be a high school senior in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana recently, when the Central South Carpenters helped make a special memory for them. More than 60 high school seniors from across the region walked across a stage built by Central South Carpenters for a tailgate-style graduation ceremony held by the Louisiana Leadership Institute.
Louisiana State Senator Cleo Fields teamed with Central South’s EST, Jason Engels, to ensure the parking lot of the Institute was transformed into a scaffold-supported stage that provided the foundation to recognize the graduates. It also provided a great backdrop for the keynote speech by LSU football coach Ed Orgeron.
Each student, selected for the ceremony based on their achievements in the program, received a $1000 scholarship.
“You hear the term ‘building for the future’ from a lot of different organizations, but we were honored to literally do just that for these future leaders,” said Engels.
The Louisiana Leadership Institute provides programs and services to build leadership, improve academic skills, and increase self-esteem and motivation in Greater Baton Rouge Metro area students. The Institute’s aim is to create leaders for the 21st century by exposing students to educational, cultural, and recreational activities.
Many thanks to Central South carpenters Jimmy Umanzor and Daniel Resto for completing the project flawlessly and with time to spare.
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