Hayden Nagin wins leadership essay contestJul 22nd, 2013 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: school news
Recent Belle Chasse High School graduate, Hayden Nagin, was chosen as the high school division winner for an essay contest sponsored by the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans (SLCNO) that included more than 800 entrants from students across the region, including 53 entrants from Belle Chasse High School’s English I (H) and AP Literature and Composition courses.
In keeping with its mission of inspiring courageous leadership in schools, the School Leadership Center sponsored the contest for students to write about their experiences in or understanding of leadership as evidenced by an essay.
Nagin’s essay focused on humanitarian Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor of India. Uncle Moosa, as he is affectionately known locally, led an educational movement that broke a generational cycle of illiteracy. An excerpt of the essay is noted.
Nagin, his parents, BCHS principal Jemi Carlone, and his teacher Carrie Massey were recognized at the recent ceremony at the SLC’s 4th Annual Spring Celebration at the Parkview Terrace Room in City Park.
Nagin received a cash award, and Massey received Triumph Learning materials
for Belle Chasse High School. Nagin plans to attend LSU in the fall and pursue a major in architecture.