Five High School Graduations Planned for EBRPSS Tonight: A Valedictorian Overcomes Great Odds at Northdale HS
- May 17, 2010
Five high schools in East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be holding graduations this evening at various locations around the area.
There will be about 55 graduates for Northdale Academy’s service at 6 p.m. at Florida Boulevard Baptist Church. Of those, the valedictorian, Brittany Allen, has overcome many obstacles in her pursuit of high grades and a diploma. Allen became the school’s No. 1 graduate despite a learning disability that causes exceptionality in learning Math, language, reading recall and more. Differentiated learning and modification helped her learn despite the disability. Her parents, Jessie and Brenda Allen, can be reached at (225) 806-6530. In addition, Northdale’s salutatorian is Bobby Lands. Northdale is an alternative magnet school – the first of its kind in the state and used as a model. For more information, contact Shante Foster at the school, (225) 272-2036.
Broadmoor High School will have about 185 graduates at its 7 p.m. commencement scheduled for the Bethany World Prayer Center North. The school had about $317,204 in total scholarships offered to six graduates alone. Student Kristin Livingston has a combined total of $136,244 scholarship offerings from four universities and one sorority. Darrian Laquan has been offered an $80,000 scholarship from the U.S. Air Force (Community College of the Air Force/Air University). The school’s valedictorian is Paulina Thanh Truc Nguyen, who will be attending Louisiana State University (LSU) majoring in Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry. The salutatorian is 'Esther' Woong Kim. She will attend Baton Rouge Community College and plans to transfer and major in Marine Biology or Zoology. For more information, contact Jeana Womble at the school, (225) 926-2659.
In addition, Woodlawn High School’s graduation is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The school’s estimated number of graduates will be about 265. For more information, contact Patricia Collins at the school, (225) 753-2665.
Other graduation ceremonies tonight include:
The Adult Education graduation is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the BREC Garden Center. Scotlandville Magnet High School’s graduation is scheduled at 5 p.m. at Southern University (more than 200 graduates).
Baton Rouge Magnet High School held its graduation commencement Wednesday, May 12. It had about 285 graduates. Neal Wu was the valedictorian, and Darren Jindal was the salutatorian. Arlington Preparatory Academy also held graduation that day at the United Methodist Church.
Other graduations scheduled this week include:
McKinley High School – 6 p.m. Tuesday at Southern University Tara High School – 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany World Prayer Center South Glen Oaks High School – 6 p.m. Wednesday at Southern University EBR Accelerated Academy – 1 p.m. Thursday at BRCC Belaire High School – 5 p.m. Thursday at LSU Pete Maravich Center Istrouma High School – 6 p.m. Thursday at Southern University Northeast High School – 6 p.m. Thursday at Bethany World Prayer Center North
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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