Winn’s top graduating seniors…39 in all…were invited to a reception at Central Louisiana Technical Community College the evening of May 8. The invitation did not come due to their athletic prowess, their oratory skill or their social grace, said Supt. Alfred Simmons, but due solely to their academic achievement.
Each senior has maintained at least a 3.5 GPA throughout their four years of high school. Many, the superintendent said, have maintained an even higher average. As an aside, Simmons pointed out that many of these scholars had also excelled in sports and other non-academic endeavors. As the students leave Winn to pursue their chosen avenue, he challenged them to do their best to be good representatives of their families and of Winn Parish.
Atlanta High School principal Wendy Miller lauded the students for persevering as they worked towards their personal goals. WSHS principal Dr. Jane Griffin noted that local students traveled and competed all over the state and country, making Winn proud.
The room on the Huey P. Long Campus was filled with family, friends and educators as the students entered in procession at 6 p.m. They enjoyed a brief program with the presentation of plaques, followed by photo opportunities then a social time with refreshments.
Of the 39 honorees, three are from Atlanta High School, ten from Calvin High School, five from Dodson High School and 21 from Winnfield Senior High School. They are:
Atlanta: Zaibriana McLaren. M’Khya Mitchell and Ella Price.
Calvin: Dillon Caldwell, Samantha Cullen, Kate Dupree, John Bradley Griffin, Jacob Harford, Addisyn James, Remington Lee, Abigail McCarty, Gavin Musgrove and Gunnar Yocum.
Dodson: Keyla Garcia, Summer Gorham, Mary Gresham, Trenten Howard and Hunter Vines.
Winnfield Senior High: Karly Avant, Gracee Barton, Maggie Bruce, Gracelyn Chevallier, Olivia Files, Leyton Gardner, Harley Grantadams, Bethany Gray, Annie Heard, Addison Jacobsen,Chloe James, Brady Johnson, Samuel Jones, Alyssa Patterson, Allison Phelps, Lauren Poole, Micah Simmons, Joy So, Parker Sonnier, Kaden Victor and Chloe Whisonant.