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Three STPPS Students Named State Student of the Year Finalists

Pearl River High senior Austin VanDerwood, Fontainebleau Junior High eighth grader Owen Estè, and Little Oak Middle fifth grader Andrew Caswell have been selected as finalists in the state’s 2023 Students of the Year competition.

“We are so incredibly proud to have these incredible students representing St. Tammany in all three divisions at the state level competition,” said Superintendent Frank Jabbia. “Austin, Owen and Andrew consistently go above and beyond in everything from their schoolwork to extracurricular activities and to their communities.”

One fifth, eighth, and 12th grade student is selected from each of the state's eight regions to move on to compete in the state level competition. The state student of the year for each grade level will be announced on April 19th.