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Joy Conlin 

All around Covington High you can find shining examples of leadership in the student body. Some Leadership students gave up their recent three-day weekend to attend the annual high school leadership conference in Sulphur.

The students gathered with other Louisiana high school students to share ideas, hone their leadership skills and bring good ideas back to Covington High. The students attending were Hunter Shepard, Morgan Griggs, Emma Mentel-Andrews, Stormy Kohler, Jessika Bigner and Kelly Barre.

Covington also has many leaders in the classroom, and they were honored at the school's annual Scholars Breakfast. Invitations to the breakfast are sent out each year to students who maintained only As and Bs on their report cards.

Knowing what a hard task that is, the staff at Covington High puts a lot of effort into the preparation of the breakfast. School to work coordinator Mary Koepp oversees the event and chose the theme "Winter Wonderland." Students and family were treated to a breakfast prepared by Stephanie Buchholz’s Pro-Start class.

This year’s nearly 250 scholars were called up and individually presented with certificates of achievement. Attendants were also honored by guest speaker Eric Summers, a faculty member at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Joy Conlin also was named Covington High's 2019 Student of the Year at the event. She has been a member of many school organizations since her freshman year. She maintains a scholar’s status, and has a perfect attendance record. 

In addition to academics, Covington’s students are talented in the arts as well. Conlin and Ella Bereziuk competed in the district level of the Poetry Out Loud competition and advanced to the state round under the direction of Covington’s talented theater director Gary Mendoza.