Kamon Henry, an 8th grader from Madisonville Junior, won second place in the Louisina School Boards Association Art Contest and Channel 13 Broadcasting Intern Emma Landeche won in the LSBA inaugural “Louisiana Believes in Public Schools” student video contest. Three other Channel 13 Broadcasting Interns' videos were chosen as finalists. Links to the winning artwork and videos are below.
The three Students of the Year selected recently to represent the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for the 2014-2015 School Year are 5th grader Elise Strain from Lake Harbor Middle School, 8th grader Austin Thombs from Boyet Junior High School, and 12th grader Hailey Teachout from Fontainebleau High School.
The students were selected based on their outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and service to their schools and communities. They were chosen Students of the Year at the school level first before being chosen at the district level by a panel of judges. The three district winners advance to the regional competitions in February.
"We are so proud of everything these students have accomplished to be chosen as a student of the year, and I know they will be excellent representatives for St. Tammany Parish Public Schools," said Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse, III.