GHW Endows High School Scholarship

The law firm of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams hopes to encourage young high school students at St. Augustine in New Orleans to follow in the footsteps of Charles R. Jones, the first African-American male to ascend to Chief Judge of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. GHW funded the "2012 Chief Judge Charles R. Jones Scholarship" to be awarded to a deserving St. Augustine student. The $2,000 scholarship will hopefully inspire a high school student to follow Judge Jones' example as a talented lawyer, civic leader, and public servant. Judge Jones graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1962. The school is the leading secondary school for black males in Louisiana and is nationally recognized in educational circles for outstanding success in preparing its students for higher education.