Northshore’s Maddie Byrd Top Swimmer in Louisiana ::..
Northshore High senior Maddie Byrd was one of two individual STPPS state championship swimmers and was the lead leg on Northshore’s state championship-winning 200-yard medley relay team at the 2017 LHSAA Swimming State Meet.
Byrd won the Girls Division I state titles in the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke. She was named the LHSAA Girls Division I Most Outstanding Swimmer.
Fontainebleau High senior Maggie Beyrau won the state title in the Girls 50-yard freestyle.
It marked the second straight year that Northshore won the 200-yard medley relay state title with Byrd as the lead leg.
2017 LHSAA DIVISION I STATE CHAMPIONS
Girls 200-yard Medley Relay
Northshore (Maddie Byrd, Aubrey St. Pierre, Anastasia Megilligan, Jaycee Morrison)
Girls 50-yard Freestyle
Maggie Beyrau, Fontainebleau
Girls 200-yard Butterfly
Maddie Byrd, Northshore
Covington, Lakeshore Advance to Quarterfinals ::..
The undefeated seasons for Covington and Lakeshore continued Friday night, while Salmen's epic run came to an end.
In Class 5A, #2 Covington moved to 12-0 after hanging on to a 35-28 home win against Ouachita Parish.
In Class 4A, Salmen's season of comeback victories was unable to shore up one more. The Spartans closed their season with a 47-6 loss at Northwood in Shreveport. #2 Lakeshore earned its first trip to the Quarterfinals with a 40-19 road win at Tioga.
Covington will face Hahnville in the Class 5A Quarterfinals, while Lakeshore draws Neville in Class 4A.
#STPPSFootball Regional Round Playoff Results
#2 Covington (12-0) 35, Ouachita Parish (7-5) 28
#2 Lakeshore (12-0) 40, Tioga (7-5) 19
Northwood-Shreveport (10-2) 47, #9 Salmen (9-3) 6
Happy Thanksgiving! ::..
All STPPS schools will be closed November 20-24 for the Thanksgiving Holidays. Support offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23, and will be closed for the remainder of the week.
Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Monday, November 27.
The look on Letrece McCoy's face says it all. McCoy, along with 15 other STPPS students, is one step closer to the Scripps National Spelling Bee as they advanced to the 2018 New Orleans Area Regional Spelling Bee.
For the fifth straight year, the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell sponsored spelling bees at Boyet Junior High and Clearwood Junior High.
By correctly spelling the word 'tamara', Michael Bartels won the Boyet Junior High Spelling Bee on Nov. 14. Joining Bartels from Boyet are Christina Jackson, Anabelle Goggin, Wilson Hou, Julia Spiess, Trey McGill, Hannah Joseph, and Travis Elmore.
On Nov. 15, Olivia Holmes won the Clearwood Junior High Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word 'cyclops'. She will be joined by Clearwood classmates ...
Fifth Ward Student Receives Youth Spirit Award ::..
Fifth Ward Junior High special education student Lane Rodriguez was awarded the 2017 Youth Spirit Award. The award is given annually by ACTIVE Partnership of Louisiana.
ACTIVE (A Community That Involves and Values Everyone) is an organization that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of people with disabilities and their supporters to encourage the involvement and interactions of all people working and living together.
Prior to the November 15 event, Lane and the other ACTIVE nominees were honored with a reception. Lane was recognized for his "never give up" spirit and his positive, hard-working attitude.