As distance learning continues, we are all finding ways to connect, whether it’s through video, email or simply talking on the phone. In times of hardship and uncertainty, being a part of a team and a community matters. For that reason, we are celebrating the Episcopal spring sports teams. These students have trained hard and we applaud them for their efforts. We also thank our seniors for setting an example for those who will come after them. (All photos courtesy of KnightPix)
When it comes to golf, Coach Randy Richard encourages athletes to “Respect the Game.” He advises his team to “get out and continue honing your craft. Golf is a sport that cannot be mastered, you must continue to build the different aspects of your game all year long, not just during golf season. Take a deep breath, be thankful for your many blessings, and continue to be a good representative of Episcopal.”
One outstanding representative of Episcopal is senior golfer Caroline Glynn. Caroline was a part of the Episcopal team that finished as runner up in the Division II state tournament last year. Coach Richard had the following message for his sole senior. “Caroline, you have had quite a run over the years in golf. I can still remember Coach McCrary telling me about you before you ever arrived at Episcopal. You have exceeded expectations on the course and you are a great representative for Episcopal. Thanks for all your hard work!”
The Episcopal softball Knights were ready to swing into action this spring with seniors Kennedy Clark, Sydney Summerville and Savannah York leading the way. Head Coach Heidi Hebert had this to say about the seniors. “You are an amazing group of young women. You have put in so much work to get where you are today and I could not be more proud of you. This year has thrown you some curve balls, but I know without a shadow of a doubt you are ready for what your next chapter holds for you. You are STRONG and COURAGEOUS, always reach for the stars!”
This year’s senior trio is joined by a strong and talented team. Coach Hebert offers the following advice for uncertain times. “I know your hopes for the 2020 season have changed from the excitement of our success to, will we step on the field again. Unfortunately, life does not always go as planned, but it is what has been put before us and my hope is that you have been able to find positives in your everyday life. I miss seeing your smiling faces, hearing your laughs and even hearing your groans when I tell you to run! You are KNIGHTS! You are capable of achieving many wonderful things. Continue striving for success in all you do!”
The Episcopal tennis team plays with the motto: Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard. Although the season was short, this year’s athletes certainly demonstrated tremendous talent and effort. The team was led by seniors Sarah Collier, Jared Levatino, Will McCarthy, Casey Rigby, Halle Roman and Jack Sulzer. Coach James Clayton had this to say about these talented students. “Thanks to all the seniors who put the hard work and commitment into the tennis program. The coaches appreciate the leadership given to the team during the short time our team had together in 2020. Though every senior did not earn a trophy they earned the coaches respect as young adults that will carry into their next chapter in life.”
Coach Clayton reminds the rest of the tennis squad that the future of the program is bright. “The coaches want to thank the team for working hard and building a strong chemistry during our short time together in 2020. The commitment that each player showed reciprocated throughout the program. This gave us so much motivation and potential as a tennis program. This will carry as a building block for what lies ahead for the program.”
Track & Field
In keeping with Episcopal tradition, the track and field team has already had a tremendous year. The boys squad won the indoor state title and the girls finished the state tournament third. While Coach Claney Duplechin says it would have been great to complete the year with the outdoor title as well, he is grateful to have completed the indoor season and to have earned the victory. He had these words of advice for his team. “I just want all of our team to know how proud I am of them. They were one of the hardest working teams I’ve ever had. I feel very confident we could have won the outdoor title as well. These last couple of weeks have been so hard on all of us. We’ve discussed taking punches and coming back hard. God is truly testing us in these times. We must continue to have faith that things will work out. I know we can’t see the future but I know our team will be better people having gone through these trying times. I so miss our daily routines, the stretching, the talk, the workouts, etc. But what I really miss is each of you.”
This year’s boys track and field team includes seniors Ian Begnaud, James Christian, Alex Harlan, Trevor Heath, Gautam Mahes, Joe Patterson and Kendric Washington. The girls team includes seniors Makenzie Daugherty and Ella Clair Kimbrough. Coach Bill Jones had the following message for his seniors. “I want to let these two girls know that whether we get to complete our season or not that they have both been a pleasure to coach and have contributed greatly to our program.”
“I would like for the rest of our team to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers,” says Coach Jones. “I miss each and every member of our team immensely and can’t wait to get back to coaching them. I feel blessed to be a Knight!”
The spring sports season didn’t turn out like anyone expected. However, there is still the bond of being a part of a team and the connections that players and coaches establish. While we may not be discussing stats, scores and records, we will always remember the lessons, love and camaraderie.
Go Knights. Good People. Have Fun. District, Regional, State Champs.
The sports honors keep coming in for the Knights. Congratulations on the following achievements!
Senior baseball player Peyton Sybrandt signed with the Auburn Tigers for next year. Congratulations!
Senior softball player Sydney Summerville has committed to continue her softball career at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS! Congratulations!
Episcopal basketball players Izzy Besselman, Annslee Bourgeois, Jewel Jones, Sydney Summerville, DJ Morgan and Ricky Volland have earned spots on the 1st Team on their respective All District Teams and Coach Taylor Mims was named the All District Coach of the Year. Congratulations!
Adam Reid shared his project with his peers on LAUNCH Day, which took place on March 6, 2020. Adam, a member of ESTAAR, conducted research in an LSU lab. He designed and built a device that could identify fluids by measuring their electrical capacitance, and he hoped the device might make work in the oil and gas industry safer and help to keep the environment clean. Adam’s research responds directly to a need we have right here in our home state.
Living in Louisiana most of my life, I can’t help but have noticed some of the things that make this state so special. Everyone knows about how good our music is. Our food speaks for itself, too. Some people come here to enjoy the Cajun culture they can’t get elsewhere. Some come for the ultra-intense sporting events. Some just want to relax, enjoy, and explore the bayous. There are not many other places that have this in common with us. But Louisiana is unique for more than just being a cool place to live. Our economy is one of the most important in the nation and the world outside, and we have none other than crude oil to thank.
As is, there is a widespread motivation to improve the crude oil extraction process. Most of that motivation comes from the daily desires of ordinary people and consumers. It’s impossible to understate the near impossibility of living a life that isn’t impacted by crude oil in some way. Most people are aware of crude oil’s implication on transportation. Our daily commute, our grocery runs, our delivery services, etc., are all contingent on crude oil in some way or another. And so is the road surface. And tires. Electronics. Detergents. Food preservatives. Polyester clothing. Cosmetic products. Toothpaste. Shoes. And plastics, to name a few. Keep a list of all the normal things we do and use each day, and it’s easy to see just how much crude oil impacts our lives.
We have to get crude oil from the ground somewhere. But at what cost? As is, the way that we get most of it is simple enough. We dig deep holes where we think the oil is, wait for something to force itself to the top, and verify whether or not it’s a useful site. Workers can stand by and monitor what is being extracted as it comes out.
Here’s the problem: the mixture that comes from the ground usually isn’t a pure sample of crude oil, and the process of it coming out of the ground isn’t a gentle one. The mixture that arises is usually a mixture of things including water and other gases. However, there is little way for workers to know exactly what is in the mixture coming up from deep below the ground until it reaches the surface. If the mixture ends up containing too much water or, worse, too much gas, potentially disastrous consequences await. In many cases, the risks of working in an oil field are great. Any accident, though small initially, can escalate into something that is detrimental to our environment and is deadly for the people involved. No matter how we choose to get our energy and produce our goods, finding a way to preserve our own lives and the world that we live in needs to take priority.
And so, my research was born. I set out to demonstrate a way that crude oil extraction could be made to be safer for workers, to pose less of an environmental threat, and to explore ideas related to science and engineering that might inspire others to think and to cherish the amazing opportunities in the world around. Although the results of my research were mixed at best, I still managed to make a cheap, simple, and reproducible device, which was a proof of concept that can be used in future research.
Adam is a current senior. He is the Honor Council President, a National Merit Finalist, and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a long-time member of the select Wind Ensemble group and is the current Treasurer of the Mu Alpha Theta club. When he is not inundated with school, he enjoys biking, inline skating, and catching up with friends.
Sara Be shared her project with her peers on LAUNCH Day, which took place on March 6, 2020. Sara, a Thesis student, traveled to El Salvador during the summer of 2019 to film a documentary that accompanied her research about immigration, media, truth and storytelling. Her thesis challenges us all to look beyond the one-dimensionality of media and search for the stories that will bring depth to any issue. After reading her article below, you can view her full documentary here.
At home, my father, an immigrant from Indonesia, and my mother, an immigrant from El Salvador, held extremely different ideas on the topic immigration from each other--both of their independent immigration stories forming their personal opinions. Through my observations of my parents’ quarrels over politics, I discovered a disparity between the reality of the immigrant perspective and what I was seeing on the TV screen. Although we, United States citizens, are constantly exposed to the viewpoints of politicians and commentators, rarely are we given information from the perspective of immigrants themselves. I never saw a diversity of stories within mass media, just generalizations of countries or even larger areas to make a prepared point. We are deluded because we are often exposed to a false one-dimensionality of the immigrant’s story.
Fortunately, the strong media influences on public perception and policy can be used in a positive manner that detects biases and fallacies, seeking to enlighten media consumers instead of convincing them to support an political agenda. Storytelling of all types and mediums can have a tremendous effect on shaping people’s characters and opinions, just like the immigration stories of my parents affected my outlook on my country and the world of humans existing beyond its borders. Every human has their own personal truth, bringing a set of experiences as unique as their fingerprint to the table and adding a new side to the story; and although we can’t possibly comprehend every angle and approach to a concept, we can at least acknowledge that they exist and strive to take them into account as we make decisions and react to the world around us.
Stories have profound effects in politics. A critical strategy relating to this relationship between policy and stories is the use of policy narratives, using narratives to influence public opinion on policy matters. Although letting personal perspectives affect policy formation is what I am arguing for, when policy narratives are shared to mass media, they are often manipulated to only be expressed in a certain light. Twisted policy narratives are a worrisome concept because citizens may not be receiving the entirety of a policy or political decision, but a version that has been altered to show only the bits and pieces the media editor wants the consumer to see, a version that portrays a sole aspect or side to the story.
However, stories can be used in a way that positively influences thought over political policy. Politicians can use storytelling as a powerful tool to relay authentic stories that help listeners envision their aspirations and establish credibility. A truly authentic story will complicate the issue, because reality is always complicated. But understanding these complications aid citizens to gain an understanding of issues and possible solutions beyond surface level opinion.
How can a single story have so much influence, even enough to alter political policies? Stories transport one’s consciousness, a power they possess that cannot be replicated. When contemplating this notion, many may think of stories as transporting people to the unreal or inauthentic, because they physically are not being transported. However, this could not be more untrue. The transportation of the mind to another realm is just as valid, if not more valid, than the transportation of the body. Humans live the vast majority of their lives in their minds, and through absorbing stories they can broaden their understanding of the world around them without having to physically travel.
The invaluable result of purposeful stories is empathy, the stimulant that makes people care enough to build connections, delving deeper than soundbites and headlines, even when the issue doesn’t directly affect them.
Any given issue has infinite dimensions and viewpoints that reach far deeper than impersonal statistics. Although we can never as individuals begin to capture the entirety of a construct in our naturally biased minds, through intertwining our personal stories and the authentic stories of others in conversation and collaboration, we are awakened to the novel possibilities that exist when we obtain the collective consciousness that individual narratives shared and mixed with each other result in beautifully evolved, hybrid ideas. This way of thought could alter how we approach immigration policy, aiding decision makers to visualize essential components of the issue and construct insightful solutions. To put this proposed solution into action, I focused on the country of El Salvador and filmed a documentary capturing genuine perspectives of the natives, asking them questions related to their representation in US mass media.
Sara Be is a current senior. She is Student Body President, a National Merit Finalist, and a member of the National Honor Society. She has also served this year as Thespian Club President and Swim Team Captain. For the past few years Sara has participated in the school musical and tutored in the Episcopal Writing Center. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Sara will be attending Duke University in the fall.
Episcopal students in all divisions are thriving in math. Here are just a few recent examples:
What’s the secret to this success?
“It’s a combination of a lot of things” says Upper School math department chair Stephen Anderson. He points to a coordinated approach to math, highly qualified, caring staff and students with a passion for learning.
Episcopal’s coordinated approach to learning math begins in Lower School where young students are introduced to math fundamentals using Singapore Math. Singapore Math is based on the most proven and effective research on instruction and student learning with problem solving at the heart of the framework. The pedagogy of Singapore Math is concrete to pictorial to abstract. This allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts being taught, learning both the “why” and the “how.” Students develop a strong foundation through this philosophy, enabling them to make sense of their work rather than just memorizing and repeating.
This approach to learning helps students transition well to more advanced concepts in Middle School. Anderson says math faculty coordinate with each other to ensure that students are prepared for the learning ahead of them. At Episcopal, math preparation is personalized with a range of options from appropriately challenging math courses to competitive math teams.
The Middle School MathCounts team is a great avenue for motivated, passionate math students to pursue their interests. This year’s team advanced to the state competition for the first time in many years, earning a second place finish. Team members dedicated countless hours to preparing for competitions, which Anderson says is remarkable. “There were 25 Middle School students doing math on Fridays at 3:30 pm,” he says. Anderson congratulates MathCounts coach James Moroney for his part in making this year’s team successful. He says opportunities like MathCounts and Mu Alpha Theta show the math faculty’s commitment to supporting and serving students and not simply “cranking out a grade.”
Episcopal’s formula for math learning makes math enjoyable for students and faculty. In speaking with Anderson about recent student accomplishments, it’s obvious that he is proud of the students and excited to see their math talents develop. There are also long-term benefits to this type of learning. For example, Anderson says qualifying for AIME is not trivial. “These students are definitely helping themselves, especially if they are looking at STEM schools” for college.
Perhaps what’s even more remarkable than students doing math problems on a Friday after school or students taking college level courses is the fact that these students are multi-dimensional. “You don’t have to just be a math kid,” says Anderson. He points out that at Episcopal students can pursue advanced math, while also exploring art, drama and athletics. Anderson says being able to explore a range of interests is simply “the hallmark of the Episcopal experience.”
Congratulations to our recent math achievers!
“There Are Days”
by Paul Taranto and Jamie Wax
Filmed by Michael Roth
Performed by Emily Knight ‘18 on closing night, two years ago this week, of Episcopal’s production of "Evangeline, the Musical"
Art provides tremendous inspiration in good times and in bad times. Episcopal arts department chair Paige Gagliano provides connection and support during this time of distance learning by reminding us of the classic "Evangeline" song "There Are Days." Read more from Paige below.
We’d like to share the song “There Are Days” from Episcopal’s production of "Evangeline, the Musical." This clip is from Episcopal’s closing night of "Evangeline, the Musical," two years ago this week, on the Episcopal stage and features Emily Knight ‘18. The show was composed by our very own Paul Taranto and written by Jamie Wax. We premiered the original musical at Episcopal in 1998 and this show was a source of hope at a difficult time for members of our Episcopal community.
It is our hope that this song once again unites our Episcopal community through hope and promise.
“I was around when the team breathed life into Evangeline, and I was at the first public performance at Episcopal all those years ago, Evangeline in Concert in Greer. This song, to me, is a song of being connected. It is a song not just of love, but of hope and promise.” Bridget Henderson, Lower School Division Head
“The ending lyric is what speaks to me the most ‘help me find a way to live within those precious days.’ Evangeline needs Gabriel to live through her dark times – she needs the ones she loves. She reminds us that in our dark times we need each other, through virtual communication and support. We cannot and will not let this situation separate us. Together we will find a way to live through these days as a community." Charlie Roth, Junior, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Can't get enough of Evangeline? Revisit these blog posts to relive all the magic.
Do you have an inspiring Episcopal memory or moment? Share it in the comments below.
Paige Parsons Gagliano began her career at Episcopal teaching and directing from 1993- 2001 and later returned “home” to Episcopal in the fall of 2013. At Episcopal Paige directs all the theatrical productions, teaches theatre as well as theatre and religion and serves as Director of Performing Arts. Paige is a 2006 Forty Under Forty Honoree by the Baton Rouge Business Report. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education from Louisiana State University. Paige has 29 years experience in teaching and directing professional, community and educational theatre. She has directed over 50 theatrical productions to critical and commercial acclaim for organizations including LSU, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Baton Rouge Little Theatre, Baker Little Theatre and Playmakers of Baton Rouge. She is the past Executive Director at Theatre Baton Rouge, Development Director for The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and Executive Director of Community Fund for the Arts. Paige is actively involved in the community, having served as the Provisional Chair for the Junior League of Baton Rouge, a member of the LSU English Department's The Shakespeare Project, a board member for Playmakers of Baton Rouge and a featured speaker for the Capital Area United Way. She is married to Technical Director and Lighting Designer Louis Gagliano and they have three children.
“If you don’t understand the past, you’re not going to get the future.” Isabella Ruiz grew up frequently hearing this advice from her grandmother Nilda Maria Aguirre. Now as a sophomore Isabella is a history enthusiast. For the second year in a row, she qualified for the National History Day state competition. This year’s project holds a special meaning for her as she worked with classmates Zykia Howard and Barrow Alexander to document her grandmother’s immigration to the United States from Cuba.
“My grandmother is one of the most inspiring women I know,” says Isabella. Isabella had never watched a documentary before her Upper School history teacher Vincent Hoang encouraged her to transform a classroom assignment into a documentary inspired by her grandmother’s journey. Being open to new projects and full of excitement, Isabella dove right into the effort and thus, “The Expense of Freedom” documentary was born. Early on her classmates volunteered to help and the three students traveled to Hammond to interview Nilda. The trio poured over documents, photographs and treasures that Nilda had kept since arriving in America in 1961. They also sat down to film her as she shared what it was like to leave her homeland at the age of five with one suitcase and her favorite doll.
Isabella and her team ended up with 45 minutes of raw footage. There was the story of young Nilda defending her doll from airport security and the tale of Nilda’s father nearly being pulled from the airplane. Nilda described what it felt like to be in a new country without her extended family and the people she knew. There is also a deep sense of gratitude for the freedom that Nilda and her parents gained. Nilda has always told Isabella that the family didn’t come to America for wealth, but for a better life and the opportunity to embrace the American dream. Part of that dream included education. Nilda is a passionate advocate for education. Isabella says her grandmother often reminds her that education is something that no one can take from you and that while materials may disappear your education sticks with you.
“The Expense of Freedom” documentary is something that will stick with Isabella and her partners Zykia and Barrow for some time. Isabella says it was nice to share the experience with her classmates as the two knew little of the Cuban immigrant experience prior to this. “The experience gave great insight into the struggles of the Cuban people in that era,” says Zykia. “Working on the project gave me a greater appreciation of the things immigrants have to endure to gain the opportunities provided in the United States. By researching information, I’ve learned many new things.”
Projects such as “The Expense of Freedom” documentary are a great example of the hands-on learning and in-depth exploration that occurs at Episcopal. “I am so proud of the excellent work our students did during this project,” says history teacher Hoang. “As one of their many advisors, National History Day embodies the learning process and what we strive to accomplish here at Episcopal. From brainstorming to producing a viable product, the students are able to learn and grow from the entire process. This year was an exceptional year as students produced a wide variety of works - from documentaries to in-depth papers; the breaking boundaries theme provided a vehicle for them to push their creativity to the fullest.”
For Isabella and her family, “The Expense of Freedom” documentary is much more than an assignment. The experience has provided them a meaningful way to preserve the powerful story of a young girl and her family embarking on a journey to freedom. To watch “The Expense of Freedom” click here.
Congratulations to all of the Episcopal Upper School students who recently participated in the History Day event at the West Baton Rouge Museum.
Senior Research Paper
1st place - Muskaan Mahes
2nd place - Tanya Mencer
3rd place - Emily Lynch
4th place - Zoe Marceaux
Senior Individual Documentary
1st place - Fox Garon
Senior Group Documentary
1st place - Isabella Ruiz, Zykia Howard, and Barrow Alexander
1st place - Carter McLean
2nd place - Muskaan Mahes
Semifinalists - Fox Garon, Emily Lynch, Zoe Marceaux
Additional participants: Ruby Friloux and Ellie Williams
Transitioning to online learning can present some challenges for everyone. What will be critical early on is setting up a routine, and making adjustments as needed. Coordinate with peers and adults you trust to get ideas for what is working for them.
Strategies to consider:
Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help
Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites
Top Time-Management Apps
As mentioned above, having a daily schedule will be extremely helpful. Remember, that your school day always includes recess/break, lunch, and often P. E. Here is a sample schedule below that can be a guide:
Our counseling team is here to support you during these times. Please email your division counselor, or Robin Talamo (LSS Coordinator) if we can be of assistance.
Robin Talamo, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been practicing for over twenty years. She has served as the Episcopal Learning Support Services Coordinator since 2012. With the assistance of the other counselors, she guides the three divisions with support for students with various learning differences. She leads such groups as Parents U-Knighted, the OYES program, and other important campus support activities.
Episcopal second graders completed their study of continents and countries with a travel agency expo in the Greer Center. During the event, students shared everything they learned with family and friends.
Throughout the project-based learning unit, students “visited” places from England to Antarctica. They learned traditional African dance steps and flamenco and salsa twirls. Using virtual reality goggles, they even dove right into the Great Barrier Reef. All of this without leaving Woodland Ridge Boulevard!
Currently, many of us are using our imagination and creativity to travel and explore. Share how you and your students are exploring in the comment section below.
“This building comes from love. Love of the experience people have had at Episcopal over 50 years.” That was the statement from Episcopal Head of School Hugh McIntosh at the Field House ribbon cutting. McIntosh was joined by the Episcopal student body, alumni, athletic supporters and donors in the historic occasion that marked the opening of the first new athletic facility on campus since the ‘80s.
In May of 2018, members of the Episcopal community gathered for the groundbreaking of this new facility which boasts more than 22,000 square feet of space for weight training, cardio training, individual sport locker rooms, coaching offices and collaboration spaces, conference rooms, classrooms, a concession stand and a sports medicine space. Since the summer of ’18, the community has watched in excitement and anticipation as the building progressed.
Ribbon cutting day had a pep rally feel, complete with the Episcopal cheerleaders, dance ensemble and members of the school’s drum corps. Cross country state champion James Christian '20 represented current Episcopal athletes on the stage. He was joined by Adele Broussard ’19 and Van Hiles ’93, who represented alumni athletes. PreK-4 student Isaiah Ricard was also on hand to represent the future of Episcopal athletics.
That future is certainly bright. Field House Lead Donor Todd Graves ’90 congratulated McIntosh on the “bold, challenging and fantastic vision” he had to make the Field House, the Academic Commons and Chapel renovations a reality. Field House Lead Donor Gwen Graves ’88 reminded the Episcopal community that the Field House is for everyone and is a great representation of Episcopal’s whole child philosophy. The two were also pleased that the facility will provide coaching staff the space they need to continue making a difference in the lives of students.
The Episcopal coaching staff, led by Athletic Director Randy Richard, were all smiles as the ribbon was cut. The building will allow them to encourage a focus on health and wellness among Episcopal students of all ages. As Reverend Skully Knight said in his introduction and blessing, the Field House truly is for everyone in every division.
The Field House ribbon cutting does not mark the end of the Spirit • Mind • Body effort at Episcopal. Numerous opportunities to be a part of the campaign remain and can be found here. Episcopal has certainly come a long way since the time 50+ years ago when ten families had a vision for a new, independent school option in Baton Rouge. It will be exciting to see where the next 50 years take us.
Thank you to everyone who made the Field House possible, including members of our Field House Giving Circles. A special thank you to Episcopal Director of Operations John Kojis, Cangelosi Ward General Contractors and Grace Hebert Curtis Architects.
The Mardi Gras break was anything but a break for many Episcopal athletes. Catch up with the latest Knights winter sports action.
Indoor Track and Field
The Knights indoor track and field teams were impressive at the recent state meet. The boys squad won their fifth consecutive state championship with multiple podium finishes. In addition, the girls finished third with sophomore Francie Oliver winning the triple jump and numerous podium finishes.
Francie Oliver - triple jump state champion
Paris Auzenne – 2nd place in the 400-meter run
4x400 meter relay – 2nd place, including Paris Auzenne, Tanya Mencer, Chloe Carmouche and Francie Oliver
2A State Champions
4X800 meter relay – 1st place, including Tucker Harrell, Logan LeBlanc, Gautam Mahes and Joe Patterson
4x200 meter relay - 5th place
Senior James Christian - 2nd in the 1600-meter run, 3rd in the 800-meter run and 4th in the 3200-meter run
Senior Joe Patterson - 4th place in the 800-meter run
Ethan Hook and Dryden Duggins - 2nd and 5th respectively in the 60-meter hurdles
Alex Hollier - 7th in the 3200-meter run
4x400 relay – 3rd place, including Thomas D’Armond, Austin Sybrandt, Ethan Hook and Joe Patterson
Oliver Jack - 3rd in the boys shot put
Dylan Mehrotra - 6th in the boys triple jump and tied for 4th in the high jump
Clayton Braud - 7th in the boys triple jump and 10th in the boys long jump
Congratulations to the girls soccer team who advanced to the state semifinal match and finished the season as the district champs. The team was the third seed going into the playoffs, earning them a first round bye then racking up home match wins versus Menard and Catholic New Iberia.
After earning a district title and entering the playoffs as the top ranked team, the Episcopal boys team rushed through the first rounds of the state playoffs, outscoring opponents 8-3. The team made it to the state championship game in Hammond and finished as the state runner-up. Congratulations on a great season!
The girls basketball squad had a successful season, advancing to the semifinal round before losing a tough game on the road. The team finished the season as the 8-2A district champs. They were also named the 94.1 High School Team of the Week. In addition, sophomore Izzy Besselman was named a Louisiana Girls Rankings Player of the Week for her performance against Catholic of New Iberia where she put up 29 points and made 10 rebounds and three blocks. Congratulations, Izzy!
The boys basketball team earned a big regional round playoff win against Northlake Christian on Friday. The team now prepares for the quarterfinal round of the playoffs against Lafayette Christian in Lafayette Tuesday night. The winner moves on to the semifinal round for the opportunity to continue toward a state title. The boys have had a great season so far. Senior DJ Morgan was selected to the 2020 All-Star Basketball team and Coach Chris Beckman was selected as a member of the coaching staff for the 2020 All-Star Basketball game.
The Knights wrestling team had an exciting season, competing at the metro tournament and the state wrestling tournament.