Addison Jacobsen and Chloe Whisonant, recent graduates of Winnfield Senior High School, were the special guests of the Winnfield Rotary Club at its meeting on July 12, 2023. Addison was the recipient of the Rotary Club’s Lawrence White Memorial Scholarship, and Chloe the recipient of Rotary’s Tommy H. Harrel Memorial Scholarship.
Rotary’s Lawrence White Memorial Scholarship is available to any senior graduating from Winnfield Senior High School, and the Tommy H. Harrel Memorial Scholarship is available to any senior graduating from any high school in Winn Parish. Winnfield’s Rotary Club also awards the Don Purser Memorial Scholarship to any senior graduating from any high school in Winn Parish and enrolling in Central Louisiana Technical Community College. That scholarship has not yet been awarded this year and the application process is still open at this time.
Addison is the daughter of Jessica Arcement. Addison began her education in Bossier Parish schools, but moved here with her mom when she was in fourth grade. She believes that moving to a smaller town and attending school in Winnfield was an advantage over growing up and attending school in a city environment. Addison’s most meaningful accomplishment in her high school career was taking the ASIST [Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training] course and becoming an advocate for persons with mental health issues. She will attend LSU—Shreveport and plans to attend medical school thereafter.
Chloe is the daughter of Brandi Whisonant. She has always lived in Winnfield up to now and been educated by the Winn Parish school system. Chloe’s most meaningful assignment and most important accomplishment in her high school career was leading the staff of the Tiger Roar, WSHS’s newspaper. Chloe has a love for cooking and feeding people delicious food and will attend LSU’s main campus in Baton Rouge in the fall to major in nutrition and food science. She even has a TikTok channel on which she shares cooking skills and recipes.