Email Address

Tessia Tellis

Tessia Tellis is a resident of DeRidder and was already enrolled as a Practical Nursing student at CLTCC when she was awarded the Do It Right Scholarship. As a single mother, Tellis worked many nights and weekends to put herself through school and to be an example to her children. She wanted to make sure they knew that anyone can go back to school and be successful, no matter their age. Tessia said, “To have a second chance to go back to school, I don’t take it for granted…pushing myself more and more. It took me 18 years to go full force, but I’m not stopping now.”