State Winners from Plaquemines ParishApr 13th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: school news
Four parish students were recognized at the Plaquemines Parish School Board meeting in March at Belle Chasse High School for their winning entries in the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals annual poster and essay contest, a statewide competition.
Placing second in the essay contest (9-12th grade division) was Rhett Orgeron, a Belle Chasse High junior. Belle Chasse Middle School eighth grader Quinnell Smith placed first in the sixth – eighth grade division. The theme of this year’s competition was “My Dream for Louisiana;” students were instructed to write about anything, so there was plenty of room for creativity.
In the state poster contest, winners were South Plaquemines High School freshman, Alex St. Ann, “Overall Poster Winner;” and Angelika Creppel, Belle Chasse Middle School seventh grader, third place winner.
The theme every year is “My Fair/Festival,” and students must include the festival name, location, and date on the 14” x 22” poster, which emphasizes features of the Orange Festival.
Other winners on the parish level in the essay contest included Boothville Venice sixth grader Uyen Le, and South Plaquemines High School eighth grader Sarah Morel.
The winners on the parish level in the poster contest included Belle Chasse High School students Helen Ly, Jade Hammett, and Jared Blank. Kim Turlich-Vaughn , representative of the Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival , the local sponsoring organization, later presented the winners with checks.