On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Woodlawn High School held the annual Senior Recognition Day in the school auditorium. Over 158 awards and recognitions were given out to nearly 100 students. There were 28 colleges, universities, and branches of the US Armed Forces represented during Recognition Day.
Throughout the spring semester, seniors were asked to bring acceptance letters to school in order to be recognized. College acceptances and military enlistments were recognized, followed by awards and recognitions more specific to Woodlawn High.
Woodlawn High’s JROTC program recognized four seniors. Cadet Lieutenant Amari Bacon received the Superior Junior ROTC Cadet Decoration Award LET LEVEL IV, the JROTC Medal, and the US Marine Corps Leadership Award. Cadet First Lieutenant Taylor Christopher received the VFW Award. The JROTC Award was presented to Cadet Captain Makaylen Deggs. And finally, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Luke Hoang received the US Marine Corps Espirt De Corps Award.
Next, seven seniors were recognized by the Louisiana Department of Transportation for work with their Adopt-A-Road Program. Those students were Jaslyn Espinal, Montrell Frank, Jamar Kenner, Summer Lewis, Kristian Mims, Celeste Raybon, and Nia Williams.
Jacob Barnes was the next senior recognized. Jacob was recognized as Woodlawn High School’s Student of the Year and was also awarded the Athletic Achievement Award.
Following Jacob, Jerry Tang, Spenser Gomez, and Mason Dellucky were recognized as AP Scholars by the College Board.
Seniors who were selected by faculty and staff as Who’s Who of Woodlawn were the next to be recognized. Those students were Nayeli Abreu Beltre, Bailey Allen, Amari Bacon, Zachary Bourgeois, Evangeline Carter, Melissa Castillo, Victor Claros-Mejia, Allan Colindres Sorto, Jaslyne Espinal, Jason Jones, Jamar Kenner, Taylor Kinchen, Vernesha Martin, Vyshonn Meggs, Peter Ngo, Neriza-Victoria Reed, Marissa Segura, and Keilan Thompson.
Senior Superlatives were recognized next. These seniors were selected by their classmates in different categories. Best All Around students were Jacob Barnes and Trinh Nguyen. Jamar Kenner and Kailyn Decoux were recognized as Most Likely to be Your Boss. Most Likely to be Famous were Antoine Davis and Kim Hong, followed by Gyasi Blunt and Jada Jackson, who were voted Most Likely to Make You Laugh. Kristian Mims and Montrell Frank were selected as Woodlawn’s Biggest Fan. Most Involved went to Kristian and Krisna Medina. Bailey Allen and Fatima Perez were recognized as Most Friendly, and Devanghan Gross and Taylor Kinchen were recognized as Most Likely to Go Pro. Students selected Ronnie Robertson and Bryant Jacob as the Best Bromance, and Best-est Besties went to Lydia Estess and Rayan Kaadan.
The final group of seniors recognized were departmental awards from faculty on campus.
Woodlawn High School would like to send a special thanks to Parents and Guardians for their continued support of our students and Woodlawn High School, Ms. Jill Dyason and the EBRP School Board for their support of our students and the educational opportunities at Woodlawn High School, and Mr. Scott Stevens and the faculty of Woodlawn High School for their dedication to the education of students.