The Zachary Community School Board honored many students, teachers, and staff at the May school board meeting on Tuesday, May 3. Several students from Zachary High School were recognized for winning state competitions in multiple disciplines.
The ZHS FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) had several students who placed at the Louisiana FBLA State Competition.
1st place in Graphic Design
Trinity Early and Jaida Shelmire
1st place in Social Media Strategy
Jaysha Dunn, Cami Muse, and Ty’Laija Covington
1st place in Sales Presentation
This summer, they will represent Louisiana and ZHS at the National FBLA Conference in Chicago, IL. Their sponsors, ZHS teachers Rosetta Bynum and Brittini Matthews, discussed how much work goes into preparing for this competition and how proud they are of these students’ accomplishments.
ZHS student Jordan Sutton was named Overall Best Witness at the State Mock Trial Competition. Jordan’s Mock Trial sponsor and teacher, Adrianne Dykes, spoke about how well he did in his role as a witness in the mock trial competition. The ZHS mock trial teams were successful at the regional level as well.
The ZHS FFA (Future Farmers of America) had several state champions in Veterinary Science at the FFA Career Development Event:
Laryn Bunch had the highest score in the state of Louisiana.
In October, they will represent the ZHS and Louisiana FFA at the national competition. Their teacher and sponsor, Melissa Brumbaugh, discussed the many parts of the competition and what the students had to accomplish to place so well. They are expected to have the knowledge and skills of veterinary techs.
The ZHS teachers and sponsors are proud these students and their achievements against tough competition from around the state.
Teachers & Support Employees Awarded
Several teachers were also honored for their accomplishments. Copper Mill Elementary teacher Regena Landry was named a Louisiana State Level Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Copper Mill Elementary Principal Angie Cassard spoke about a long list of Ms. Landry’s achievements as an educator and had nothing but praise for her dedication to her students and the amazing experiences she has provided for them.
Two other teachers, Gwendolyn Savario of Rollins Place Elementary and T’Era Lewis of Copper Mills Elementary, were honored for being Louisiana Teacher Leaders on Accelerate Math Team.
Jennifer Rushing, a teacher at Northwestern Middle School, was honored for retiring after 25 years of teaching.
The Zachary Community School District also honored the ZCSD Support Employees of the Year. This honor is voted on by the employees’ colleagues. The 2022 ZCSD Support Staff of the Year are:
Zachary Early Learning Center, Rosa White; Northwestern Elementary School, Erin Bentley; Rollins Place Elementary School, Lori Hart; Zachary Elementary School, Lyndsay Thompson; Copper Mill Elementary School, Terrilyn Montgomery; Northwestern Middle School, Kyrstal Moses; Zachary High School, Natasha Walker; SASSY, Lea Waxley; Maintenance, DeShawn Butler; and Main Office, Amanda Brooks.
Principals from each school and supervisors spoke about the tremendous impact that the honored support staff has on their schools/offices daily. They are hard-working and take care of everyone around them at their work locations and throughout the district.