East Ascension senior Landon Gauthier was an honored guest of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s (LHSAA) Academic All-State Banquet Jan. 27. The LHSAA presented Gauthier with the prestigious Academic All-State Award for his outstanding academic achievements and excellence. He was recognized for his grade point average that has exceeded 4.0 during his career. The LHSAA membership is composed of public, private and parochial schools from across the state and has 410 schools in its membership, with an annual certification of over 70,000 student athletes. Gauthier as one of only 47 offensive football players from across the state to receive this academic distinction and award. Gauthier was also the sole recipient of East Ascension’s “Spartan Football Senior Scholar Athlete” award Jan. 31. This is an award reserved for the most academically accomplished senior and takes into account his cumulative grade point average for the past three years and first nine weeks of his senior season.