LA Tech announces high school rally winners

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RUSTON, La. – Approximately 1,600 students from 18 north Louisiana parishes competed in the 2015 North Louisiana District Rally and the winners have been announced.

“The North Louisiana Rally allows individual students an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and to test themselves against their peers,” Joan Edinger, director of the North Louisiana High School Rally, said.  “Louisiana Tech is honored and delighted to have a part in this program.”

Edinger said area students who qualified for State Rally or who won first through fifth place in a subject that has only district competition (as indicated by an asterisk) are listed below by parish, school division and subject.  The State Rally is scheduled for April 25 on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Winners from Bossier Parish are: Airline High School (I) – Algebra II, Erin Bullock, 2; Business Computer Application, Trenton Choate, 1; Fine Arts Survey, Skylar Giddens, 2; Journalism I, Carson Thomassie, 2; Physical Science, Nandini Tivakaran , 1; Physics, Abhishek Shah, 1;     Spanish I, Emily Pardue, 3; U.S. History, Michael McConnel, 3; World Geography, Ariana Dalmau, 1.

Haughton High School (I) – Business Computer Application, Dillan Mounger, 2; Calculus, Dakota Digilormo, 2; Chemistry, Sierra Matthews, 1; English II, Sarah Beth Sewell, 2; English IV, Lillian Poe, 3; Geometry, J Mason Jinks, 2; Introduction To Business Computer Application, Starra Liebenguth, 2; Nutrition & Food, Emily Lee, 1; Physics, Michael Hardcastle, 2; Spanish I, Everett Miller, 2; Spanish II, Alexis Deleo, 2;  Spelling 10, Courtney Jackson, 1*; Spelling 11, Destiny McNair, 2*; World History, W Trey Jolley, 2.

Plain Dealing HS – Chemistry, Daniel Cason, 4; World History, Quamel Webb; 1.

Schools also compete for the sweepstakes award in each division. Testing in 49 subjects is separated into five divisions based on school size.

“We are also grateful to our dedicated Tech faculty members who give their time and effort to proctor the testing sessions,” Edinger said. “This competition helps the students to develop academically and personally. It gives them and their families something to be proud of.”