Posted: Jan 14, 2011 11:37 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jan 14, 2011 11:37 AM
Source: East Baton Rouge Parish School System
BATON ROUGE – A student government president, budding marine biologist and advocate for preventing violence have been chosen to be the 2011 Students of the Year for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
The system-wide winners were chosen from the 74 individual schools’ Students of the Year based on test scores, grade point average and other extracurricular activities.
Rosemary Johnson is a fifth-grade student at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School. Johnson is a Science Club member and wants to become a marine biologist, with dreams of studying the coral reefs of Australia.
Anjana Nair is an eighth-grade student at Woodlawn Middle School. She served as school ambassador for the Gifted and Talented Program for the last two years, and as a spokesperson for ICARE’sViolence Prevention Campaign. She wants to become a psychiatrist and work as a drug counselor.
David Holmes is a senior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. He serves as the Student Government president, and was commended by Principal Nanette McCann for his leadership and drive to make a difference in the lives of others.
The three each received a plaque and $50 cash, and will move on to the regional Student of the Year competition.