LIVINGSTON PARISH SCHOOLS RECOGNIZE TOP STUDENT OF THE YEAR WINNERS
The Livingston Parish School Board and Superintendent John Watson on April 21 recognized parish students in grades 5, 8 and 12, who were awarded Student of the Year honors at their respective schools, including the top three 2016 Student of the Year winners who represented the parish in the three grade categories in regional and state competitions. The top three winners include Keagan Rabalais, a 5th grader at South Live Oak Elementary; Ella Otken, an 8th grader at Denham Springs Junior High; and Taylor Prudhomme, a senior at Springfield High School. Rabalais advanced to the state finals in this year’s competition, being named the region’s top student in the 5th grade category.
The Livingston Parish Student of the Year winners were honored by the Livingston Parish School Board at a special April 21 ceremony. Pictured, left to right, are: (front row) Livingston Parish School Board members Jan Benton, Karen Wax-Schmitt, Livingston Parish Elementary Student of the Year Keagan Rabalais, Livingston Parish High School Student of the Year Taylor Prudhomme, Livingston Parish Middle School Student of the Year Ella Otken, Kellee Hennessy-Dickerson, (back row) Malcolm Sibley, James Richardson, Sid Kinchen, Buddy Mincey, Jr., Jimmy Watson, and Jeff Cox.
All the Livingston Parish students who were awarded Student of the Year honors for their respective schools include:
2016 LPPS High School Students of the Year – The 2016 Livingston Parish High School Student of the Year winners, pictured from left to right, are: Nathaniel Bankston, Doyle High; Laynie LeBlanc, Walker High; Madison Peters, Albany High; Taylor Prudhomme, Springfield High; Brooke Courtney, Holden High; Holly Garland, Maurepas High; and Kacey Chopin, Denham Springs High. Not pictured is Haley Miller, Live Oak High.
2016 LPPS Middle School Students of the Year – The 2016 Livingston Parish Middle School Student of the Year winners, pictured from left to right, are: (front row) Ali Gautreaux, Westside Junior High; Casey Gibson, North Corbin Junior High; Brielle Lee, Springfield Middle; Ella Otken, Denham Springs Junior High; Parker Giering, Live Oak Middle; Kristal Edwards, Frost; (back row) Cassidy Charpentier, Doyle Junior High; Logan Whittington, Southside Junior High; James Gould, III, Juban Parc Junior High; Josie Lea Purvis, Holden Junior High; and Grace Purvis, Albany Middle. Not pictured are Dannah Lynn Martin, French Settlement Junior High; and Bryce Felps, Maurepas Junior High.
2016 LPPS Elementary Students of the Year –The 2016 Livingston Parish Elementary Student of the Year winners, pictured from left to right, are: (front row) James Ernest, Maurepas; Tony Courville, South Fork Elementary; Madelyn Morgan, Doyle Elementary; Clancy Morrison, Albany Middle; Jenna Shakotko, Gray’s Creek Elementary; Keagan Rabalais, South Live Oak Elementary; Annabelle Fontenot, Walker Elementary; Brooke Dupuy, Frost; Ada Ishler, Freshwater Elementary; Sabrina Bishop, Lewis Vincent Elementary; Emma Carroll, Northside Elementary; Zachary Morgan, North Live Oak Elementary; Autumn Herring, Holden; (back row) Ava Pitarro, South Walker Elementary; Emma Gaudet, French Settlement Elementary; Katie Riddle, Springfield Middle; Tyler Kimble, Juban Parc Elementary; Sylvia White, Eastside Elementary; Brooke Foster, Denham Springs Elementary; Michael Dunlap, Seventh Ward Elementary; John Bergeron, Levi Milton Elementary; Madalyn Harris, Southside Elementary; Abbigail Delanoix, Live Oak Elementary; and Ashly Veazey, North Corbin Elementary.
TEACHERS HONORED AS 4-H LEADERS
Two Livingston Parish teachers were recognized at the Livingston Parish 4-H Achievement Day as 4-H Leaders of the Year. Amanda Lavigne, the 4-H sponsor at South Fork Elementary, (pictured left) and Bronwynn Cobb, the 4-H sponsor at North Corbin Elementary, (pictured right) were presented with leadership plaques by Jan Fairchild, president of the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club.
FOUR PARISH TEAMS ADVANCE TO STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Livingston Parish is making its presence known in Sulphur during the final weekend of April, as four of the parish’s high school girls’ softball teams will compete in the 2016 LHSAA State Softball Tournament.
Holden and Maurepas earned the No. 2 seeds in their divisions, Class B and Class C, respectively. Holden entered the tournament with a 29-3 record, while Maurepas compiled a season-long record of 22-5. Both schools have state runner-up finishes in the past decade – Holden in 2011 and Maurepas in 2012.
Live Oak captured a share of its fifth consecutive District 4-5A championship this season on its ways to a 21-4 record a repeat state tournament appearance. The Eagles enter the tournament as the No. 5 seed.
Doyle is the parish’s “Cinderella” team in the playoffs. Ranked No. 12, the team upset a perennial powerhouse to earn one of the eight spots in the Class 2A championship tournament.