St. Mary Parish Students of the Year named
The St. Mary Parish Students of the Year have been named, with two from Berwick schools and the third from a Morgan City school.
Briar Gorman, of Wyandotte Elementary School in Morgan City, has been named the Fifth Grade Student of the Year; Mallory Menard, of Berwick Junior High School, has been recognized as the Eighth Grade Student of the Year; and Abby Williams, of Berwick High School, is the 12th-grade Student of the Year.
The three parish winners will participate in virtual regional competitions in February hosted in St. James Parish (fifth grade), Jefferson Parish (eighth grade) and Plaquemines Parish (12th grade).
The Students of the Year Award Program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior and high school students. Students are recognized for their academic achievement, leadership ability and citizenship. The Students of the Year Award Program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the state Department of Education and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
In St. Mary Parish, other fifth-grade, eighth-grade and 12th-grade participants were as follows:
—Fifth Grade: Janiya Jones, Aucoin Elementary School in Amelia; Aubree Bach, Bayou Vista Elementary School; Stanley Aucoin IV, Berwick Elementary School; Olivia Buford, Centerville Elementary School; S’Nai Burrell, Foster Elementary School in Franklin; Brison Small, LaGrange Elementary School in Franklin; Laurynn Jones, Maitland Elementary School in Morgan City; Whitley Berry, Norman Elementary School in Morgan City; Connor Gierman, Patterson Junior High School; and Tyren Austin, Raintree Elementary School in Baldwin.
—Eighth Grade: Kelsey August, B.E. Boudreaux Middle School in Baldwin; Jace Cooks, Centerville Junior/High School; Carl Madison, Franklin Junior High School; Riley Jackson, Morgan City Junior High School; and Lainey Blanco, Patterson Junior High School.
—Twelfth Grade: Chloe Lanclos, Centerville High School; Kaitlyn Marcotte, Franklin High School; Hailey Aucoin, Morgan City High School; Logan Gore, Patterson High School; and Chloe Dupre, West St. Mary High School in Baldwin.