TOPS uncertainty in budget leading Louisiana high school grads out of state

By Devon Sanders and Joby Richard

Shelly Choppin said her daughter Paige did not have “a legitimate argument” for looking at universities outside Louisiana until the collapse of the special legislative session last week created new worries about TOPS scholarships.

Now, the high school senior will be enrolling at Ole Miss this fall, breaking her family’s long-standing legacy at LSU. Paige’s great-grandfather, Arthur Richard Choppin, was dean of the College of Physics and Chemistry from 1944 to 1968, and an LSU chemistry building bears his name.

Read the story in The Times-Picayune/nola.com.

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