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District Students of the Year Announced

Fifth, eighth, and twelfth grade Students of the Year from five schools in Plaquemines Parish competed on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the Woodland Central Office for the parish titles. The Plaquemines Parish Students of the Year are Julia Hutto, a fifth grader at Belle Chasse Middle School; Kaylee Carlone, an eighth grader from Belle Chasse Middle; and Devin Guthrie-Brown, a senior at Belle Chasse High School. Competition was stiff in all three categories. To even be considered for Student of the Year at one’s school, a student must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Recognitions and awards, as well as evidence of leadership, service, and citizenship, are also taken into account. As part of the competition at the district level, students present an academic portfolio, write an impromptu composition, and are interviewed by a panel of five judges. The three parish winners will go on to compete for the regional title on February 19, 2014 in Chalmette.
Other contestants in the fifth grade division were Helen Lindsey LeBlanc from Boothville-Venice Elementary, Tai Battle from Phoenix High School, and Davion Phillips from South Plaquemines Elementary. Daron Powell represented South Plaquemines High in the eighth grade competition and Myisha Isidore represented Phoenix High School. South Plaquemines High School senior, Darione’ Powell, and Phoenix senior, Zaria Ragas, competed for the 12th grade title. We are proud of all of our Students of the Year!