The 31st annual Franklin Parish Academic Achievement banquet will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 beginning at 7 p.m. The banquet recognizes students for their academics. The banquet will be held in the Franklin Parish High School cafeteria. Juniors and seniors with an overall grade point average of 3.5 or a 25+ on the ACT are honored guests at the banquet. The event is co-sponsored by the Winnsboro/Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin Parish School Board.
Seniors who attend the banquet are eligible for scholarships that are given through a random drawing. Scholarships are given based on donations made by individuals and businesses and range from $250 to $1000. Individuals and businesses may give a scholarship in their name with a donation of $250 or more but any size donation is appreciated.
Over the past 30 years the banquet has grown and flourished as a well-supported event in our community. We understand the importance of encouraging our youth to embrace educational opportunities to strengthen their ability to succeed. Their ability to find employment and make advancements in a position not only helps their family but it helps the community.
If you would like to make a donation toward the scholarships, contact Jane Clark at the Chamber Office, 435-4488.