Congratulations go out to a Parkway High School senior.

Alexandra Mitchell has won a $500 academic scholarship from the Bossier Sheriff's Office. The scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program. It provides scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the sheriff is an affiliate of the program.

According to a BSO news release, qualities such as academic achievement, leadership and character are considered in making selections of Sheriff's Scholarship recipients. Selectees must be permanent residents of Louisiana and enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students within the state.

"I applaud Alexandra and all of our high school graduates who have reached a very proud milestone, and I wish all our Bossier Parish seniors the best in their future endeavors and success as they leave high school," said Sheriff Julian Whittington in the news release. "Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program to Louisiana students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about."

The sheriff also said this wouldn't be possible without the kind and generous support of Bossier Parish's Honorary Members.

Alexandra plans to attend Centenary College, major in pre-med and become an obstetrician/gynecologist.