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- Camellia Terrace Community combining with Palmetto Terrace
- Corvias Foundation Awards $500,000 in Scholarships
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Be on the lookout for the RCI Housing Survey in your e-mail. 25% of our residents will receive this survey. It is sent out 4 times a year. This is your chance to let us know how we are doing.
As of June 6, 2016, the homes in Camellia Terrace will officially become part of the Palmetto Terrace neighborhood. You will still have access to all of the same great Corvias services, but starting on the 6th you will interface with team members out of the Palmetto Terrace office. Your regularly scheduled days for lawn care and trash collection services will remain the same. And, your Camellia Terrace community center and pool will remain open during regular posted hours for resident enjoyment.
We hope this transition will be seamless and are dedicated to providing the best customer service for you and your family. There will be an opportunity to meet the Palmetto Terrace team on June 9 from 4:00-6:00PM. We encourage you to stop by, meet your community team and enjoy light refreshments. Starting June 6, please call the Palmetto Terrace office at (337)-537-5040 for maintenance requests and any needs or questions you may have. Our Palmetto team looks forward to serving you and getting to know your family!
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 11 outstanding high school students, marking the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina.
From Fort Bragg, Meghan Bryant will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pursue a degree in nursing. Her parents are Lt. Col. David Bryant of the United States Army Forces Command and Mrs. Melissa Bryant. Gustavo Capo will attend Emory University to pursue his interests in the medical field. His parents are Lt. Col. José Capo-Aponte of the United States Army, B Co Womack Army Medical Center and Mrs. Denise Capo. Lahela Daniels will attend the University of Oregon to study political science. Her parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Rosalie Cayobit. Avyion Fisher will pursue his interests in business and athletics at The College of Idaho. His parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Sonya Fisher.
Also representing Fort Bragg, Aliyah Jordan will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue her dream of becoming a cardiologist. Her parents are Command Sgt. Maj. David Jordan of the United States Army, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and Ms. Silvia Jordan. Samantha Kearney will attend The Ohio State University with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietician. Her parents are Sgt. Tabatha Kearney of the United States Army, Tech Section, HHC, 20th EN BDE, and Mr. Robert Kearney. Elizabeth Vetter plans to attend The University of Tennessee to study forensic anthropology. Her parents are Sgt. Patrick Goswick of the United States Army, 112th Signal Battalion Special Operations Unit, and Mrs. Lisa Goswick.
Jacob Wheeler of Edwards Air Force Base will attend Penn State-Harrisburg where he will pursue a degree in psychology. His parents are Col. Christopher Wheeler of the United States Air Force Test Center and Mrs. Linda Wheeler.
Julia Moreno of Eglin Air Force Base will attend the University of Florida to pursue her interests in business management. Her parents are Maj. Jesse Moreno of the United States Air Force, Air Armament; Air Force Material Command, and Mrs. Jennifer Moreno.
Ally Vahalik of Eielson Air Force Base will attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue her interests in writing and journalism. Her father is Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV of the United States Air Force, 354th Force Squadron.
Fiona Pedrick of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will attend Occidental College to study diplomacy and world affairs. Her parents are Maj. Gabriel Pedrick of the United States Air Force, 4th Fighter Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and Mrs. Kathliene Pedrick.
Corvias Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary for the remainder of 2016 and invites everyone to visit their website (http://corviasfoundation.org/) to see the giving back movement in action.
A fun health summer recipe to make for the kiddos
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup frozen berries
- Blend ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into 3 oz. paper cups.
- Let pops set up until almost firm and insert popsicle stick or straw.
- Continue freezing until solid.
- Gently tear off paper cup and enjoy immediately.
- Makes 5 pops.
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Did you know that ordinary household items such as window coverings can cause serious injuries to children? If your window coverings have cords, your children are at risk of strangulation and even death.
Good news: keeping your children safe is as easy as removing corded window coverings from your windows.
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.
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OFF POST EVENTS
New Orleans Oyster Festival
June 4-5 New Orleans, LA
Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival
June 23-25 New Orleans, LA
FRENCH MARKET CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL
June 11-12 in New Orleans, LA
TOLEDO BEND PARK
They have trails, parks, boats you can rent and beach areas.
Take the kids fishing for the day