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Five high school seniors were awarded a total of $42,000 in college scholarships during the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute’s 61st Annual Scholarship Banquet. They are, from left, Elizabeth Ibert, Berwick High; Grant Oubre, Berwick High; Caylee Deshotel, Morgan City High; Olivia Orlando, Berwick High; and Connor Hebert, Central Catholic. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Thirty-eight students from the Tri-City area applied for the 2017 API scholarships. Berwick, Central Catholic, Morgan City and Patterson high schools all had students apply for the scholarships. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Steve Nance, president and manager of Steele Creek Energy in Spring, Texas, speaks during Thursday's banquet. He told students to "dare to dream big." (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Tri-City students awarded $42K in scholarships

Five Tri-City area high school seniors received a combined $42,000 in scholarships Thursday night to continue their education at the next level.

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Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, listens to emotional testimony before the House Education Committee from Allison Badgerow about her autistic son who was physically punished in a Louisiana school. Foil’s bill to prohibit corporal punishment in public schools was sent to the House Wednesday.

Credit: Matt Houston

Bill would ban spanking at school

BATON ROUGE – The House Education Committee approved 6-5 and sent to the full House floor for debate a measure banning all corporal punishment of children in public schools, one of two school punis

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