Several Zachary High School students and their teachers have been recognized as recent winners in the 2015-16 Young Authors contest.
- 11TH GRADE: English teacher Charlotte Blanchard and students Jonah Landry, first place, fiction; Hope Walls, second place, fiction; and Austin Etue, third place, fiction.
- 10TH GRADE: English teacher Kaitlin Ducote and students Ali Brunson, first place, fiction; Grace Pulliam, first place, fiction; and Jesse Venable, second place, poetry. Also, ninth- and 10th-grade gifted English teacher Leslie Gilliland and gifted English student Charles Cantwell, second place, nonfiction.
- NINTH GRADE: Brailyn King, first place, nonfiction; and David Robins, first place, poetry.