Louisiana students receive 2023 scholarships through SABR Local Grants

From left to right, Richard Dempsey, Marcellus Savoie, Davis Hebert, and Richard Cuicchi are pictured in May 2023. Savoie and Hebert are students at Jesuit High School in New Orleans who received scholarship awards in a baseball essay contest established by the local SABR chapter.

MAY 8, 2023 — Marcellus Savoie and Davis Hebert, eighth-grade students at Jesuit High School in New Orleans have been awarded $125 scholarships by the Schott-Pelican (Louisiana) Chapter through the SABR Local Grants program.

The Louisiana chapter received one of five SABR Local Grants in 2023 to establish a new essay contest and scholarship award at Jesuit High School. The scholarship money has been applied as a credit to the students’ school tuition accounts.

At the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, SABR chapter members Richard Cuicchi and Richard Dempsey worked with Jesuit High School officials to organize a SABR Club as an extra-curricular student activity. Cuicchi and Dempsey served as volunteer moderators for the student club, along with Jesuit faculty moderator Rob Weiss. The club meets bi-weekly throughout the school year to learn more about the game and teach the basics of research and writing about baseball topics.

Click here to learn more about SABR’s Local Grant Program.

Originally published: May 8, 2023. Last Updated: May 8, 2023.