Chesapeake Energy Corporation celebrated the outstanding leadership skills of Parkway High School and Booker T. Washington New Tech High School students Chelsea Feducia and Myracle Harris by donating $1,000 in needed equipment and supplies to each of their schools.



Chesapeake’s Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders contest awarded its fourth pair of winners in Caddo and Bossier parishes, and as a result, Chesapeake donated four Kindle Fires to Parkway High School and four Kindle Fires to Booker T. Washington New Tech High School in the winning students’ names. The winners will each be eligible for the grand prize drawing of four brand new laptop computers at a special awards banquet in April.

Chelsea Feducia

Chelsea, a 17-year-old student at Parkway High School, and Myracle, a 13-year-old student at Booker T. Washington New Tech High School, were recognized for their service and leadership qualities within their schools and communities.

Chelsea With Family

Chelsea is actively involved in SADD, and the youth group at her church, Mary Queen of Peace, where she also teaches Sunday School. She is also the Vice-President of BETA Club and a member of the Astra Club. She plays in the Jazz band, and they recently won second place overall in the state as well as Best Rhythm Section.  She plays the piano and teaches piano lessons to two young students.



Myracle Harris

Myracle is a member of Greater Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she sings in the choir, participates in Praise Dance and is the Youth Department President. She is a member of 4-H club, the cheerleading captain and is on the honor roll. Myracle just recently got Student of The Year for Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.

Myracle with Family

Chelsea and Myracle were selected from more than 154 nominations and judged by the Alliance for Education on qualities of leadership, character, volunteerism and a sense of community.

Contest Overview

  • Two students (one each from Caddo and Bossier parishes) will continue to be recognized every week for the next four weeks.
  • Each winning student’s school will receive $1,000 in needed equipment or supplies.
  • All 16 students will be recognized at an awards banquet in April.
  • During the banquet, a drawing will be held and four lucky students will receive new, fully-equipped laptop computers.
  • Eligible students are members of 4-H Clubs, FCA or any non-profit 501c(3) community service organization in Caddo or Bossier parishes.


Nomination forms are due each Monday by 5 p.m. to the Alliance for Education and can be found in The Shreveport Times, Bossier Press Tribune and online at





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