Goldonna Elementary Junior High School Principal, Cori Beth Manuel, has a school full of students who are ready to take on the world!

The Natchitoches Parish Student of the Year Competition had two outstanding students in 5th Grade Student of the Year Grace Day and 8th Grade Student of the Year Matthew Cherry. Each student represented the school and community of Goldonna in their recent Student of the Year interviews. Both students participated in individual interviews with a panel of educators and community members at the Natchitoches Parish School Board office. “We are so proud of them and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them,” shared Mrs. Manuel

The Elementary Teacher of the Year was, Mrs. Sheri Johnson, The Junior High Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sheri Tyler, and Support Personnel of the Year, Mrs. Amy Clark. Mrs. Manuel went on to say, “we could not be prouder to have them represent our faculty and staff at GES, They give of their time, care, and unwavering dedication to make sure that our students receive all that they can to succeed”.

Principal’s List, A Honor Roll, or B Honor Roll for the 2nd grading period.

Students who maintained a 4.0 GPA or higher with no grade lower than an A for the 2nd grading period are as follows:

Piper Killingsworth
Alaynna Day
Grace Day
Zalien Paul
Brody Guin
Carlie Spears

Students who maintained a 3.8 GPA or better with no grade lower than a B are as follows:

Saydee Flack
Kayden Bedgood
Case Sampey
Gavin Spears
Chaylie Cox
Anthony Giannone-Flores
Bronson McLendon
Caleb Rowell
Matthew Cherry

Students who maintained a 3.2 GPA or better with no grade lower than a C are as follows:

Nathan Black
Cortney Cheatwood
Janiah Grayson
Jasiah Grayson
Bryson Carter
Jazper Choate
Mackenzie Dodge
Brookelyn Garner
Carlee Martin
Kellci Ross
Riley Thompson
Dallas Bates
Haiden Black
Trevor Collinsworth
Logan Lebrun
Victoria Stewart
Daylon Ayres
Ayden Desadier
Maggie Johnson
Leland Kay
Tucker Ivy
Aubrey Olivier
Kara Slaughter
Cruz Bandaries
Christian Burke
Autumn Hightower
Kathryn Lester
Loden Riddle
Brent Smith

The National Guard will be hosting a COVID Event on Saturday February 5th from 1-5 at Goldonna Town Hall. The sight will offer PCR testing with a 24-48 turnaround, rapid testing with results in 15 minutes. Vaccines and boosters are also available. The National Guard will work with anyone over the age of 12 and LSUHS will be on hand to work with anyone under the age of 12.

The Goldonna Assembly of God Church will host a Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday February 26th at 8:30am with Trip Davidson as the guest speaker. For more information please contact Daniel Kirkham at 318-228-7698.

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