Tangipahoa Parish Library annually partakes in the celebration of the National Women’s History Month during March by honoring a woman from the community with the Woman of Excellence award. The winner of this year’s award is Jewel M. Sumner senior Heather Simpson.
Heather is an outstanding student at Jewel M. Sumner. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA all while actively participating in service initiatives all over her community. She is a campus leader holding several positions including Student Body Liaison, a position that acts as a bridge between administration and the students. She devoted her entire senior project to Braveheart: Children in Need, an organization in Baton Rouge whose purpose is to assist children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. During the scope of her project, Heather was able to recruit many other students to assist with her efforts. She has also devoted much time to Richard Murphy Hospice House as well as participated in several mission trips through church.
Heather was nominated by her assistant principal, Tabitha Blades stating, “Heather’s aspirations to continue to serve her school and her community as well as the world makes her the ultimate candidate for this award.”
Tangi Library wishes to celebrate with Heather and all of her friends and family for her commitment to bettering the lives of her community. The ceremony honoring Heather will be on Saturday, April 1 at 10 am at the Amite Branch Library and is free and open to the public. First Lady of Tangipahoa Ms. Donna Miller will be the guest speaker as well as last year’s Young Woman of Excellence Award recipient, Shelby Core.