Istrouma High Students Raise the Bar: Qualify for State Literary Rally
- March 30, 2010
A group of Istrouma High School students are leading the charge in literacy by participating in both the district and state Literary Rallies. On Saturday, March 20, 10 of the 11 Istrouma students participating in the 2010 Southeast Louisiana District Literary Rally at Southern University qualified to move on to the state competition at Louisiana State University on April 17. Most scored first or second places, including the area of Physics.
Students qualify for the state rally based on their test scores in respective subjects. There are 43 literary events in all. For students to be eligible to compete, the school must be a member of both the Southeast Louisiana District Literary Rally Association and the Louisiana High School Rally Association. Participation is limited to students in grades 9-12 in all public and private schools in the southeastern Louisiana area. Students can enter an area of competition only if it is taught at their school.
Student team members pictured are: (back row, left to right) Jasmine Royal (Spanish I – regional second place), Chadwick Banks (American History – second place), Kayla Williams (Financial Math – first place), Mykell Venable (Business Computer Application – first place), Brea Mitchell (English I – third place), (front row, left to right) Jasmine Anderson (Biology I – first place), Kyesha McCoy (Physics – first place) Micheala Harris (Civics – first place), Linda Hawkins (Biology I – second place) and Diamond Fields (English II – first place). Jessica Joseph (Spanish I – second place) is not pictured.
For more information, contact Istrouma High School’s English Content coach, Countess Comadore, at (225) 355-7701.
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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