ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — Ascension Public Schools named their 2023-24 “Students of the Year” for elementary, middle and high school on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Ascension Public Schools put together a video showing Ascension Parish Public Schools Superintendent Edith Walker announcing the student of the year for each grade level.
The list includes all district- and grade-level winners in fifth, eighth and 12th grades.
The district-level winners were:
- Sugar Mill Primary’s Amina Britton.
- Bluff Middle’s Natasha Goldthrop.
- Dutchtown High’s Landri Domingue.
“Congratulations to these outstanding young men and women on being selected as their school’s Students of the Year. This is a highly competitive process that showcases both academic rigor and a commitment to service outside of the classroom,” said Walker. “In Ascension, we want to equip our students to achieve the careers of their dreams, and that takes becoming a determined learner, a resourceful innovator, an effective communicator, an active scholar, and a mindful citizen – all qualities found in these honorees.”
Who are the Ascension Parish Students of the Year?
Fifth-grade Students of the Year
- Avery Bradley Stoddard, Bluff Ridge Primary School
- Kara Moak, Bullion Primary School
- Molly Landaiche, Central Primary School
- Olivia Danielle Messina, Duplessis Primary School
- James Craft, Dutchtown Primary School
- Caydence Baker, G.W. Carver Primary School
- Simone Nelson, Galvez Primary School
- Gatlin Vizinat, Gonzales Primary School
- Caden Laiche, Lake Elementary School
- Quinn Broussard, Lakeside Primary School
- Carday Hayes, Lowery Elementary School
- Eli Gordon Franks, Oak Grove Primary School
- Cayden McKenzie Bennett, Pecan Grove Primary School
- Brianna Westerhaus, Prairieville Primary School
- Alexa Rae Triggs, Sorrento Primary School
- Kate Adelle Robert, Spanish Lake Primary School
- Audrey Gautreau, St. Amant Primary School
- Amina Michelle Britton, Sugar Mill Primary (District winner)
Eighth-grade Students of the Year
- Natasha Goldthorp, Bluff Middle School (District winner)
- Sarah Bertucci, Central Middle School
- Olivia Landry, Dutchtown Middle School
- Cara Goodly, Galvez Middle School
- A’kea Kelly, Gonzales Middle School
- Terrell Carter, Lake Elementary School
- Rione Harvey, Lowery Middle School
- Reese Geraci, Prairieville Middle School
- Payton Elise Cheatwood, St. Amant Middle School
12th-grade Students of the Year
- Jaylen Carter, Donaldsonville High School
- Landri Domingue, Dutchtown High School (District winner)
- Tanner Stanga, East Ascension High School
- Maras Rieleigh Bordes, St. Amant High School
What happens next for the district winners? They “will be entered into a zone level competition, and from there, if chosen in early January, they will move on to the regional competition,” according to Ascension Parish Schools.
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