The St. Tammany Parish Council honored the three 2012-2013 Principals of the Year from the St. Tammany Parish Public School System at its Thursday, June 6, 2013, meeting on Koop Drive.
Council member Gene Bellisario recognized Principal Mary Jane Smith of Honey Island Elementary, congratulating her for winning District Principal of the Year in the elementary division as well as being a Regional Winner and State Finalist for the Louisiana Principal of the Year title. “I’ve known her for quite a few years, and we have worked on some parish issues together,” he said.
Ms. Smith said it was very rewarding to go to work at Honey Island Elementary every day. “We have a great time at the school, and I ...
St. Tammany Students Win Essay Contest Given by League of Women Voters ::..
Two St. Tammany Parish Public School System students were honored at the June School Board meeting by the St. Tammany League of Women Voters after they had submitted winning entries in this year’s Daryl Pettit Memorial Essay Contest.
Mrs. Donna Howland announced that Anna Campbell and Rachel Triay had been named the two top winners.
Miss Campbell’s essay was entitled “The Glorious Life of a Small Town,” and it told how local government in Abita Springs sought to preserve the historical character as well as keep traffic flowing with the new traffic circle. She received the first place award check for $500. “Reading the essay makes you want to live in Abita Springs,” Mrs. Howland said.
Miss Triay’s ...
Fifth Ward Jr. High FFA Chapter Named Tops in State ::..
The Fifth Ward Junior High School FFA Chapter from the community of Bush received top honors at the State FFA Convention in Alexandria last month by being named the best overall FFA Chapter in the state for 2012-2013.
Fifth Ward is the only middle school chapter to have ever won the overall Top FFA Chapter Award, which is usually given to high school chapters. The National FFA Organization is an organization for students enrolled in Agriscience Education, and its main goal is to develop leadership skills, personal growth and career success.
Tommy Peters, the chapter advisor, and student members were congratulated on their outstanding state accomplishment. “We won overall in the state based on student development, chapter development, ...
Students and Teacher Win Honors At East St. Tammany Chamber Event ::..
The East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce held its annual luncheon spotlighting education on June 12, with a number of St. Tammany Parish Public School System students and administrators on hand for the occasion.
Chamber scholarships worth $1,000 each were presented to Salmen High students Christina Grommon and Julie Huynh and one Slidell High student Courtney Collette Bozant. Jon Mitchell, a recent graduate of Pearl River High School and Louisiana’s High School Student of the Year for 2013, received the chamber’s “Student of the Year Award.” The Outstanding Educator of the Year Award was presented to Christy Wiebelt of Slidell High School.
Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III spoke to the group of business leaders about ongoing public education ...