ST. FRANCISVILLE — The West Feliciana Parish School Board spent much of its final meeting of 2015 celebrating accomplishments.
The board recognized its three 2015-16 Teachers of the Year: Tonya Aaron for elementary, Heather Howle for middle school and Brandi Chism for high school. They will now compete for regional and possibly statewide honors.
“These teachers are very dedicated to their students,” said Human Resources Supervisor Beverly Grant.
Nicole Means, who teaches ninth grade classes in advanced placement human geography and world geography, traveled to the Galapagos Islands in September on a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship and discussed how her students used the trip to create books about conservation for students at Bains and Bains Lower.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Morgan Chism read her book, “Lonesome George,” and Madison Pollet and Sydney Corbin read their book, “The Galapagos Swim.”
The board also recognized:
senior Zoe Williams, who was named a Commended Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Program
the high school volleyball team, which received the 2015 Capital City Board of Volleyball Officials Sportsmanship Award for Division III
Superintendent Hollis Milton presented eight school system employees with 10-year service awards and 11 with 20-year service awards.
Earning 10-year awards were Tonya Aaron, Zenobia Carter, Alicia Hamilton and Sarah Rachal, of Bains Lower Elementary; Lashonda Ferguson and Desie Reed, of the Family Service Center; Veronica Ulmer, of the middle school; and Shannon Hall, of the high school.
Earning 20-year awards were Rose Cage and Vickie Jarreau, of Bains Lower; Virginia Arceneaux, Carol Crankshaw and Lashonda Franklin, of the Family Service Center; Julie Horn and Karen Jackson, of Bains Elementary; and Ricky Chatman, Robb Odom, Stacey Sullivan and Celeste Thornhill, of the high school.