Ascension Graduates Earn Recognition


AES graduates are thriving at the college level.

“A Celebration of Excellence,” held Thursday, March 22 at the LSU Faculty Club in Baton Rouge, recognized more than 40 students earning scholarships during their freshman year, including two AES graduates.

Erin Strenge and Rachelle Mosing, 2011 Ascension Episcopal School graduates, were recognized at the LSU University College annual awards reception, and they both received the Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) Scholarship worth $1,000 each.

This scholarship is awarded to full-time freshman students who take a minimum of 15 credit hours and have at least a 3.5 GPA. These recipients are U.S. citizens and hold no other scholarships, excluding TOPS. All award and scholarship recipients were selected by University College committees comprised of advisory board members and staff.

Both Erin and Rachelle were completely shocked when they received these awards because it was totally unexpected, and students receiving these awards had not even applied for them.

“Erin and I didn’t really know how we received it, we just came into college with the same studying methods that Ascension prepared us for, made the good grades, and all of a sudden we received a thousand dollars,” said AES Alumna Rachelle Mosing.  “We both come from a background in which academics are at the forefront in our objectives due to how Ascension’s rigorous courses emphasized the need to really study.”

Erin Strenge echoed Rachelle’s comments.

“Ascension really prepared me for this by making me a well-rounded student who has the tools necessary to be successful in college,” said Erin. “The TAF scholarship proves that the high standards that AES enforces makes our students stand out among the rest of our peers.”