Greenfield Awards Scholarship to West St. John High School Graduate

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West St. John High School graduate Ja’Ron Minor (third from left) earned a scholarship from Greenfield Louisiana.

WALLACE, La.  – Greenfield Louisiana, which is building an export grain facility in St. John the Baptist Parish, has awarded a scholarship to West St. John High School graduate Ja’Ron Minor.  

The scholarship includes tuition for two years to River Parishes Community College, a $250 monthly stipend, and an opportunity for employment at the grain elevator once he completes schooling. 

“Greenfield is proud to support the community with education and jobs that will ensure success for generations, said Greenfield COO Cal Williams. “Ja’Ron has an exciting future ahead of him whatever he decides to do with his degree, and we would be proud to welcome him with a job in the community once our facility is built. We look forward to supporting other young bright minds like him to thrive as well.”

Greenfield said it has been working to donate $1 million dollars directly to West St. John High School to develop and expand curriculum opportunities for WSJ students, upgrade facilities, invest in technology, and more.

Greenfield said its new grain elevator will “help local farmers more efficiently transport their goods, significantly reduce environmental impacts and deliver 100 good-paying local jobs and other benefits to this community.”

Greenfield’s owners have launched an awareness campaign to dispel concerns about the new venture.

“The facility will receive grain primarily via barge and then export grain via oceangoing vessels and no new smokestacks will be built,” said a spokesperson in a release. “The facility will not process crude oil, natural gas, or chemicals and no smokestacks will be built. The development of the Wallace Greenfield Grain Terminal property is meant to diversify the local tax base and ease the region’s energy and agricultural transition by receiving and transporting grain in a cleaner, more sustainable way while creating more than 100 direct local jobs, 500 indirect jobs, and significant local and state tax revenue.”

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