LIVINGSTON PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM HONORS TOP PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS
Livingston Parish Public Schools recently recognized the winners of this year’s Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. Teacher nominees from each school were awarded certificates and top winners were presented with plaques and their portfolios were advanced to the state’s regional competitions.
“Our greatest asset in Livingston Parish are our educators, and these professionals are at the top of the list,” Superintendent John Watson said. “We can’t say enough about their commitment to excellence and their dedication to the children of this parish.”
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A+PEL RECOGNIZES 2015 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR
The Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) recently honored 38 education volunteers from across the state for their dedication to students and teachers in Louisiana’s public schools. Livingston Parish had two honorees – Jessica Alman, a volunteer at North Live Oak Elementary; and Jeffrey Maruschak, a volunteer at Walker High School.
Alman is currently serving her fourth year as a public school volunteer. She serves as a substitute teacher when needed, and this past year, hosted an Operation Christmas Child packing party for her Fellowship of Christian Athlete students, packing more than 100 boxes for the cause.
Maruschak volunteers more than 90 minutes each day to teach students in grades 10-12 about heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. After working in the HVAC field for more than 35 years, he said he wanted to share his knowledge with those students who sought career options that didn’t require traditional college.
WALKER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
Walker High School graduate Ryan Miller was recently granted a $500 scholarship award from Pelican State Credit Union. Miller is a member of Pelican State Credit Union, and he is one of 13 college-bound students across the state to receive this award from Pelican, which grants up to $6,500 in scholarships each year.
While at Walker High School, Miller was a member of Beta Club, Ambassador Club, Open Door Baptist Church Teen Group and several other scholastic and service organizations. He earned several awards throughout high school, including being recognized as the 2015 Walker High School Student of the Year. He plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University and pursue a career as a licensed nurse practitioner.