Destrehan High School, home of the Fighting Wildcats, was established in 1926 and moved to its present location in 1976. Led by Principal Stephen Weber, the school is home to more than 1,400 students and 100 employees. It serves students in grades 9-12 from the eastbank of St. Charles Parish. Our school offers a comprehensive education for all students providing them with opportunities to reach their full potential by participating in numerous academic programs, the arts, extracurricular activities and athletics. With the community's support in placing education as a priority, we have been able to continually improve to reflect the ever-changing needs of the community. This is done by providing students with the best resources and educational experiences possible.
We continue to strive for excellence and to live up to our 2015-2016 school year motto, "GPA: Grit, Perseverance and Attitude."
Seniors please consider applying for the following two scholarships:
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATIVE ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIP: Award: $1,500; Criteria: Should plan to attend an historically black college; Economic need is the primary criteria; B or C average; ACT scores; must submit an essay; parents must submit W-2 forms; Deadline: 2/29/16 (must turn in application & essay to Mrs. Maise)
MONSANTO SPIRIT OF DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP: Award: $1,500 for college/university, $1,000 for technical college. Criteria: Must value diversity and encourage inclusiveness in daily life; 2.8 GPA for college/university; no GPA requirement for technical college; submit essay. Deadline: March Feb. 29, 2016 (must turn in application to Mrs. Maise)
Tell your parents to mark their calendar for Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. A representative from LOSFA (TOPS) will conduct a financial workshop for senior parents in the auditorium. The topics include the types of financial aid, the financial aid process and filling out the FAFSA. Student presentations will take place in late January and early February through English IV classes or pull-out sessions with seniors who already had English IV.
BLACK GIRLS PRODUCTION LLC Award: $500 Write a 500 word essay on the following topic: What impact does poverty have on learning? There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship. Please email all essays to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is January 31st.