Livingston-Tangipahoa community photo gallery for May 22, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by MELANIE JOHNSTON -- Third- and fourth-grade students in Andrea D’Aquin and Stacey Hager’s classes gather for a cast photo. They are, first row from left, Briay Fletcher, Christoria Brown, Diamond Perry, Danielle Hernandez, Keymora Patton, Gwendolyn Welch, Alicia Robinson and Kennisha Gaines; second row, Samuel Ricard, Tashia Taylor, Landon McDonald, Whyt Mattei, Ren Mattei, Darcy Mattei, Sean Howard, Tiana Davis, Terrione Perry and Christopher Franklin; third row, Jacqueline Moreno, Krishun Chappel, Tykeith Weatherspoon, Tommie Alexander, Marius Jackson, Marlizhea McMorris, David Nunn, Farrakhan Washington, Hakeem Smith and Payton Danna; and fourth row, teachers Andrea D'Aquin and Stacey Hager.

Students in third- and fourth- grade at Independence Elementary School presented a spring play about honesty on April 17.

The play was set in a classroom where students learned about plants and how they grow. In the play, the teacher, played by student Briay Fletcher, tasked her students to grow a flower. The student with the prettiest flower was selected to attend the state science fair. The teacher also looked for honest students and replaced seeds with beans that would not grow. As the play closed, each student had beautiful flowers in their pots, but the student whose flower didn’t grow and who brought the flower pot to the teacher was selected to attend the science fair.