Surrounded by a backdrop of some of District B’s most outstanding students, LaToya addressed her fellow Council members and the public at the April 21 Council meeting.
Our school system is on the rebound and we need students like these, who inspire classmates, neighbors, family members and friends.
This was the fourth year in a row that the District B Office has honored local high school and grammar school students with the “District B Citizenship Award.” The award is given to is given to two graduating students from each participating school throughout District “B.” This year there were 38 such students and prior to the Council meeting, District B staff gave each student a medal to memorialize the day. Additionally, LaToya gave the students a certificate of achievement, which were signed by all of the Council members.
We must encourage our young people to always strive for success and when they do so, it is our job to shine the spotlight on them. Below is a list of the schools and student winners.
Kipp Central City Primary: Ashton Lewis and Madisyn Carr
The NET Charter High School: Devinta Williams and Joriel Boykins
The International High School of New Orleans: Brea Arties and Ahmad Shabalala
Morris Jeff Community School: Daija Ellison and David Kessler
Holy Rosary High School: Charles Elliotte Harold and Syndey Freeman Bickford
St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School: Jaz Hall and Kourtney Williams
Louise S. McGehee School: Claiborne Beary and Grace Perret
St. Michael Special School: Cody Mathieu and Deja Oliver
Renew Accelerated High School: Kyle Carpenter and Cicely Rizzuto
Trinity Episcopal School: Penn McCay and Trevor Peyronnin
Waldorf School of New Orleans: Ethan Jones and Kylie Curry
Sylvanie Williams College Prep: Keillan Moore and Randasha Singleton
Warren Easton Charter High School: Reginell Meridy and Sean Williams
James M. Singleton Charter School: Ishanna Monique Hollins and Simeon Robertson
Success Preparatory Academy: Naadir Abdol and Micah Sims
St. Mary’s Dominican: Kensley Villavasso and O’Brien Alley
St. Alphonsus School: Ilijah Nicholas Adams and Lavar Marcus Bell
Mahalia Jackson Elementary: Shelton Hudson and Rayzine Porter
De La Salle High School: Jordan Rankins and Scott Lauland