The 36th Annual The Advocate’s Star of Stars Sports Awards event was held on Monday, May 23rd at the L’Auberge Event Center in Baton Rouge. Several Zachary High School athletes and a coach were honored. The keynote speaker of the event was Cameron Jordan, a three-time All-Pro defensive end with the New Orleans Saints.
“The Advocate compiles the accomplishments of the top performers in fifteen sports sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The Advocate also asks metro area schools to nominate top boy and girl athletes from their schools. From those nominees, one boy and one girl are chosen as the Athlete of the Year winners. The accomplishments of each athlete, as well as input from area coaches, are considered as The Advocate sports staff makes its final choices. Athlete of the Year nominees must be in grades 10-12 and on track to meet NCAA’s academic qualifying standards.”
ZHS Head Football Coach David Brewerton was named “Coach of the Year.” The entire ZHS Football Team was named “Team of the Year.”
The Advocate’s Star of Stars’ named four ZHS athletes as honorees, who are considered “the best of the best” athletes from the metro Baton Rouge area. There were 25 honorees named from both girls’ and boys’ sports. The ZHS athletes who were named as honorees were Caleb Ackman (ZHS Cross-Country), Jalen Bolden (ZHS Basketball), Eli Holstein (ZHS Football), and Jaydan Jackson (ZHS Powerlifting).
Not only was Jaydan Jackson recognized as a Star of Stars honoree, but she was also one of three finalists up for “Girls Athlete of the Year.” It was a definitely big night for Zachary High School Athletics, the athletes, and their families.