2016-17 Students of the Year announced

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
016-17 District Students Of The Year- Superintendent David Alexander, Twelfth Grade Student of the Year Angelle Naquin of St. Amant High, Eighth Grade Student of the Year Aubrey Green of Dutchtown Middle, and Fifth Grade Student of the Year Cole Hewitt of Duplessis Primary.

The 2016-17 Students of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting. Awards were given to one student from each school plus one district winner for each grade level: fifth grade, eighth grade and twelfth grade.

"We are very proud of Ascension's students of the year and are honored to recognize their accomplishments; but the real reward is in what these amazing young people do every day in our schools. Our future certainly looks bright as they progress through their studies and into the workforce," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.

Cole Grayson Hewitt is the 2016-17 Fifth Grade Student of the Year. A student at Duplessis Primary, Hewitt has maintained a 4.0 GPA, is part of the Talented and Gifted Program, excels in art, and won first place in his fourth grade art contest.

A former Eatel Student of the Week, he has a black belt in karate and aspires to be an architect. He is the son of Charles and Heather Hewitt.

Aubrey Lynell Green is the 2016-17 Eighth Grade Student of the Year. A student at Dutchtown Middle, Green maintains a 4.0 GPA, excels in 4-H, band, Beta Club, choir, art and writing. She was selected as a Duke Scholar and received a superior solo for band.

She acts as project manager of the Eaglebots and DMS Robotics, and she is an incredible writer and poet. She is the daughter of Quiana and Jason Green.

Angelle Renee' Naquin is the 2016-17 Twelfth Grade Student of the Year. A student at St. Amant High, Naquin holds a 4.63 GPA and scored a 31 on the ACT test. She is actively involved in Beta Club, participated in Girls State and earned distinguished honor roll all four years of high school.

A member of the marching band and varsity tennis team, she earned numerous honors and awards in competition band, history and French. She aspires to attend Tulane University, major in biochemistry, and ultimately have a career in cancer and disease medical research. She is the daughter of Nolan and Wendy Naquin.

Twelfth grade students of the year are Tamiko Terraz Stroud of Donaldsonville High, Harshitha Vemulapalli of Dutchtown High, Mackenzie Kay Andrews of East Ascension High and Angelle Renee' Naquin of St. Amant High.

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