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From left are Jack Nelson, principal of St. George Catholic School in Baton Rouge; eighth grader Maddie Wilson, a finalist for Louisiana student of the year; and assistant principal Angele Fontenot.

Maddie Wilson, an eighth grader at St. George Catholic School in Baton Rouge, has been selected as a regional finalist in the Louisiana student of the year program. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and community involvement while maintaining high academic scores and participating in numerous extracurricular activities.

Maddie and six other finalists for her grade level will compete for top honors on Wednesday, April 1, at the Department of Education in Baton Rouge.