Congratulations to Runnels senior Irene Lewis for winning the prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Irene was recommended for the scholarship by P.E.O. Chapter W of Baton Rouge. She has been accepted at the Honors College at Southern Louisiana University where she plans to study plant and soil science.

To qualify as a candidate for the P.E.O. Star Scholarship, students must exhibit excellence in leadership and academics, participation in extracurricular activities and community service, and show potential for future success.

Tthe P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women.