Richardson Elementary fifth grade teacher, Tessa Bryant, has been granted the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) Award.
The EAF Award, is a national scholarship awarded each year to deserving college students.
Bryant was the only student in Louisiana to receive the 2010-2011 award.
Bryant, a Minden resident, recently graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Louisiana Tech University.
She is a darling of the local chapter of Iota Rho Omega and was crowned Miss Fashionetta at a young age. She is called upon to mentor young people in her church and the Minden community.
She designs various kinds of gift baskets and was given the honor of designing baskets for the officers who attended the 78th South Regional Conference held in Shreveport in 2010.