Runnels Junior and Senior High School students were successful at this year’s District Literary Rally held March 5 at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Twenty students finished among the top three in their subjects, with 16 advancing to the State Literary Rally coming up at LSU on April 16, a news release said.
Runnels had seven first-place winners, eight second-place finishers, and five placing third. In the categories of English I and world history, Runnels won both first- and second-place awards.
First-place winners and their subjects were Grace LeBlanc, advanced math – functions and statistics; Austin Stansbury, chemistry; Carson Badinger, computer science; Anna Kadi, English I; Thomas Worsham, physical science; Sarah Wehbe, psychology; and Harrison Bonaventure, world history.
Earning second-place honors were Connor Porthouse, algebra I; Kayla Evans, algebra II; Matt Gallant, American history; Kaitlyn Landry, English I; Isabelle McCall, English II; McKenzie Mayeaux, French II; Jackson Blackmon, world geography; and Parker Rhinehart, world history.
Placing third were Emma Shupe, biology I; Garrett Miller, English II; Jeehan Mikdadi, environmental science; Collin Bueche, Spanish II; and Zachary Sides, world geography.
Fourth- and fifth-place finishers included: (fourth place) Daniel Mayeux, biology I; Caitlin Page, family and consumer services; Lee Parker, environmental science; Aidan Matthews, French I; Navid Ashraf, spelling; (fifth place) Rachel Yura, advanced math — pre-calculus; Grace LeBlanc, art exhibit, category 3; Sean Parker, chemistry; Caroline Parks, French II; and Elle Pickrell, psychology.
Also finishing in the top 10 in their subjects were Jessica DeSimone, advanced math – functions and statistics; Grace Scott, algebra I; Christian Martin, American history; Mason Warren, calculus; Amir Shahsavari, family and consumer services; Julia Power, English IV; Sam Haase, geometry; Catherine Bonaventure, physical science; Will Lurker, physics; Seth Chiasson, Spanish I; and Jena Bordelon, Spanish III.