Natchitoches Central angler receives Poche scholarship

Natchitoches student surprised with Poche Scholarship

NATCHITOCHES, La. (NSU) – Wes Rollo thought he was going to the president’s home at Northwestern State University to attend a program for incoming freshmen leaders.

It turned out, he and his parents, Sonya and Jeff Rollo of Natchitoches, were surprised to find members of the Dylan Kyle Poche family and the NSU Foundation prepared to award him a two-year scholarship for participation on the NSU Fishing Team.

Wes, who will graduate from Natchitoches Central High School this month, will be awarded $10,000 for his freshman and sophomore year at NSU. The Poche family presented another $10,000 to the NSU Fishing Team to underwrite travel expenses, supplies and team jerseys. Proceeds were generated through the fourth annual Dylan Kyle Poche Memorial Fishing Tournament that took place on Toledo Bend Lake March 23 with 213 boats participating.

“This is special in a lot of ways,” said Director of Development Jill Bankston. “I’ve known Wes since he was about three years old. He is full of grit and determination. The Poche family could not have chosen a better recipient and this is also a special day for the NSU Fishing Team.”

Dylan Poche was a member of NSU’s Fishing Team when he lost his life in January 2016. Later that year, his parents, Burt and Shelley Poche and Misty Ott, established the fishing tournament and scholarship to honor his memory and support the NSU Fishing Team….Full Story