Tyrik McWilliams is a University of Louisiana at Monroe student and football player. He tells the story of how the Louisiana Scholarship Program allowed him to leave an uninspiring public school and enroll in St. Frederick High School in Monroe.
The teachers at Good Shepherd did not allow Donny to fall in the cracks. They stayed on him, each teacher. It was a communication between parent and teacher the whole time, even with the administration. And that’s one thing that I admire the most.
Some families don’t get the chance due to monetary situations. In that sense, it isn’t fair, but it is also how life is. It is also why I’m so grateful for the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which graciously gives people like me a fighting chance.