Runnels students shine at District Literary Rally _lowres

Photo provided by Allison Wrenn -- Runnels students placing first in their subjects at the 2016 District Literary Rally, first row from left, are Grace LeBlanc, Anna Kadi, Harrison Bonaventure and Thomas Worsham; and second row, Austin Stansbury, Carson Badinger and Sarah Wehbe. All qualified for State Rally, which will be held at LSU in April.

Runnels Junior and Senior High School students were successful at this year’s District Literary Rally held March 5 at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Twenty students finished among the top three in their subjects, with 16 advancing to the State Literary Rally coming up at LSU on April 16, a news release said.

Runnels had seven first-place winners, eight second-place finishers, and five placing third. In the categories of English I and world history, Runnels won both first- and second-place awards.

First-place winners and their subjects were Grace LeBlanc, advanced math – functions and statistics; Austin Stansbury, chemistry; Carson Badinger, computer science; Anna Kadi, English I; Thomas Worsham, physical science; Sarah Wehbe, psychology; and Harrison Bonaventure, world history.

Earning second-place honors were Connor Porthouse, algebra I; Kayla Evans, algebra II; Matt Gallant, American history; Kaitlyn Landry, English I; Isabelle McCall, English II; McKenzie Mayeaux, French II; Jackson Blackmon, world geography; and Parker Rhinehart, world history.

Placing third were Emma Shupe, biology I; Garrett Miller, English II; Jeehan Mikdadi, environmental science; Collin Bueche, Spanish II; and Zachary Sides, world geography.

Fourth- and fifth-place finishers included: (fourth place) Daniel Mayeux, biology I; Caitlin Page, family and consumer services; Lee Parker, environmental science; Aidan Matthews, French I; Navid Ashraf, spelling; (fifth place) Rachel Yura, advanced math – pre-calculus; Grace LeBlanc, art exhibit, category 3; Sean Parker, chemistry; Caroline Parks, French II; and Elle Pickrell, psychology.

Also finishing in the top 10 in their subjects were Jessica DeSimone, advanced math – functions and statistics; Grace Scott, algebra I; Christian Martin, American history; Mason Warren, calculus; Amir Shahsavari, family and consumer services; Julia Power, English IV; Sam Haase, geometry; Catherine Bonaventure, physical science; Will Lurker, physics; Seth Chiasson, Spanish I; and Jena Bordelon, Spanish III.