Four area students have received Honor and Integrity awards from St. Albans Masonic Lodge No. 28, Free & Accepted Masons of Jackson.
The ceremony held Oct. 27 included dinner for the students, their families and friends prior to awards presented by St. Alban’s Chairman Jeff Travis, chief of operations for adult services at the Louisiana Department of Corrections, and Sheryl Ranatza, chairwoman for the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole.
The Honesty and Integrity awards are part of the Masonic fraternity’s program to recognize honesty and integrity in the lives of local youth.
Each lodge chooses its own students according to grades, dependability, participation, responsibility and how they interact with other students and teachers, according to Travis.
Those receiving awards were:
- Savanah Peterson, of Norwood, is a junior at Centreville Academy, where she is an active member of the color guard and has been an A-honor roll student since kindergarten.
Peterson also received Centreville’s Outstanding Scholastic Achievement award in February .
Peterson attends Norwood Baptist Church and is the daughter of Renee “Miki” and Ryan Peterson. She plans to attend LSU-Alexandria upon graduation and pursue a degree in the medical profession.
- Logan Box attends Slaughter Community Charter School, where he is president of the junior class. His recent academic achievements include the A-B honor roll and an ACT score of 33.
During summers, Box attends Fuge camp missions and has visited the University of Mobile in Alabama and Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, to work with special needs children, to mentor youth with mental and physical challenges and to work with at-risk youth.
Each Thanksgiving, the junior assists in distributing meals to needy families in the community through his church.
Box attends Norwood Baptist Church and is the son of Beth and Gary Box. He plans to attend LSU and law school with hopes of becoming an attorney.
- Michael McIntyre III attends Centreville Academy, where he is involved in football, track and wrestling.
McIntyre attends Centreville Baptist Church and is a member of the youth group. He is the son of Allison Klein and Michael McIntyre Jr.
McIntyre plans to attend Baton Rouge Community College, where he hopes to obtain a degree in engineering or mechanics.
- James “Cody” Joiner attends Centreville Academy, where he has lettered three years in football and two years in wrestling.
He attends First Baptist Church in St. Francisville, where he is active in the youth group. Joiner attends Fuge camps performing mission work and has assisted with projects benefiting the less fortunate, including building a youth home in Arizona.
After graduation, Joiner intends to enlist in the Army, where his goal is to become an Army Ranger.
He is the son of Tara and James Joiner.