Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Winners

Randall Istre Jr.



Randall Istre Jr. is the son of Alexis and Randall Istre of Sulphur, Louisiana. He is the oldest of three children. Randall graduated from Sulphur High School with a 4.20 GPA and a 26 on the ACT. He was engaged in advanced placement throughout every year in high school. Randall also participated in the Sulphur High Soccer team for all of his years in high school, as well as the National Honor Society, National BETA club, and Sulphur High Cross-Country Team for several years. Randall will be attending McNeese State University in the fall of 2019, planning to major in Applied Computer Science. Randall’s mother, Alexis, has been employed at Pumpelly Oil in Sulphur, Louisiana for seven years.

Benjamin Sonnier

Benjamin Sonnier is the son of Kyle and Tricia Sonnier of Jennings, Louisiana. He is the youngest of three and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Jennings. He graduated fourth in his class at Hathaway High school with a 3.9 GPA and a 27 on his ACT. He was very active in various clubs including FFA, Beta Club, Library Club, and 4-H, where he was secretary his Junior year and vice-president his Senior year. Benjamin represented his school in cross-country and track every year during high school, where he placed third in the state in the 800 meter run his Junior year. During high school, he also enjoyed showing his dairy cows through 4-H, where he showed on parish, district, and state levels, winning many ribbons and belt buckles. He plans to further his education at McNeese State University and major in electrical engineering. Benjamin’s father, Kyle, has been employed as Bulk Plant Manager at Lard Oil Co., Inc. for the past two years.