Livingston Parish students in fifth, eighth and 12th grade who were awarded Student of the Year honors at their respective schools were recognized April 21 by the Livingston Parish School Board and Superintendent John Watson.
The top three Student of the Year winners were fifth-grader Keagan Rabalais, of South Live Oak Elementary; eighth-grader Ella Otken, of Denham Springs Junior High; and senior Taylor Prudhomme, of Springfield High School.
Rabalais moved on to the state finals in this year’s competition as the region’s top fifth-grade student. He participates in Zach’s Lidz for Kidz, a nonprofit program, is a member of the LBA Naturals travel baseball team and attends First Baptist Church, of Denham Springs. His parents are Brad and Jennifer Rabalais, of Watson.
Otken is active in the Livingston Parish Children’s Choir and Denham Springs Talented Music and Theater, is an accomplished pianist and is a selected member of the Livingston Parish Honor Band and American Choral Directors Association All State Honor Choirs. She attends Live Oak United Methodist Church. Her parents are Jim and Michelle Otken, of Denham Springs.
Prudhomme is senior class president, was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by her classmates and is a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church. She plans to attend LSU in the fall, majoring in pre-med. Her parents are Stewart and Charlotte Prudhomme.
All Student of the Year honorees are as follows:
12TH GRADE: Madison Peters, Albany High; Kacey Chopin, Denham Springs High; Nathaniel Bankston, Doyle High; Brooke Courtney, Holden High; Haley Miller, Live Oak High; Holly Garland, Maurepas High; Taylor Prudhomme, Springfield High; and Laynie LeBlanc, Walker High
EIGHTH GRADE: Grace Purvis, Albany Middle; Ella Otken, Denham Springs Junior High; Cassidy Charpentier, Doyle Junior High; Dannah Lynn Martin, French Settlement Junior High; Kristal Edwards, Frost; Josie Lea Purvis, Holden Junior High; James Gould III, Juban Parc Junior High; Parker Giering, Live Oak Middle; Bryce Felps, Maurepas Junior High; Casey Gibson, North Corbin Junior High; Logan Whittington, Southside Junior High; Brielle Lee, Springfield Middle; and Ali Gautreaux, Westside Junior High
FIFTH GRADE: Clancy Morrison, Albany Middle; Brooke Foster, Denham Springs Elementary; Madelyn Morgan, Doyle Elementary; Sylvia White, Eastside Elementary; Emma Gaudet, French Settlement Elementary; Ada Ishler, Freshwater Elementary; Brooke Dupuy, Frost; Jenna Shakotko, Gray’s Creek Elementary; Autumn Herring, Holden; Tyler Kimble, Juban Parc Elementary; John Bergeron, Levi Milton Elementary; Sabrina Bishop, Lewis Vincent Elementary; Abbigail Delanoix, Live Oak Elementary; James Ernest, Maurepas; Ashly Veazey, North Corbin Elementary; Zachary Morgan, North Live Oak Elementary; Emma Carroll, Northside Elementary; Michael Dunlap, Seventh Ward Elementary; Tony Courville, South Fork Elementary; Keagan Rabalais, South Live Oak Elementary; Ava Pitarro, South Walker Elementary; Madalyn Harris, Southside Elementary; Katie Riddle, Springfield Middle; and Annabelle Fontenot, Walker Elementary