Congratulations to the following Episcopal students on their recent success!
This is a snapshot of recent student success. Look for more in future issues of Knightly News!
The 2018 Penniman Scholars are:
The students were recently honored with a luncheon in the Episcopal Head of School’s Office. Head of School Hugh McIntosh, Penniman Scholars Founder, G. Allen Penniman, Jr. and Margaret Penniman Boudreaux, a 1976 Episcopal graduate and fifth grade Episcopal teacher, hosted the event. The Penniman Awards are determined by the grade level English teachers and recognize the outstanding English student in each Middle School grade. This year marks the 30th year the Penniman Scholars have been recognized by Episcopal.
Three Episcopal students were chosen for the inaugural class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR). Congratulations to the following:
Ella and Stephen Barker have been chosen to present at Mozilla Festival (MozFest) in London this October. The students will educate festival attendees on VR StoryGram and Google Expedition. VR StoryGram will introduce participants to the international implications of Louisiana’s disappearing coastline. The Google Expedition presentation will introduce participants to ways in which Expedition can be used outside of the classroom and how it can be used to create a tour to reach a defined audience. MozFest is a five day conference organized by Mozilla, the makers of Firefox. Students, hackers, performers, activists, scientists and designers from more than 50 countries attend the festival to share ideas and discuss everything tech. Traditionally, only 20 percent of conference proposals are accepted.
Episcopal students are sharing their talents! Ajit Alapati, Tess Cunningham and Ethan Massengale were all recently selected for District IV Honor Choir. To qualify for District Honor Chorus, students had to be in the top 10 of their voice part. Cunningham and Massengale were also selected as First Chair for their voice part and will be heading on to a second round of auditions in Lafayette. Students who make it through this round, will go on to sing with the All-State Choir in November.
Cate Brien was chosen to join singers from across the state as a member of the 2018 Louisiana American Choral Director’s Association All-State Choir in New Orleans this November.
Laura Kurtz and Lauren Smith were selected to the second round of All-State band auditions. Lauren was one of only three oboes chosen and Laura was one of four French horns selected.
WBRZ Fans’ Choice Player of the Week
Congratulations to senior football player Austin Jemison on being selected as this week’s winner. The Knights play Capitol this week in the 2018 Homecoming game.
All-American Track & Field
Abram, Faith and Ella Kate Johnston were recently recognized by the Baton Rouge Metro Council for becoming All-Americans in the US Track & Field Junior Olympics this summer.
Senior Louie Ballard earned Eagle Scout status. Eagle Scout is the highest rank achievable in the Boy Scouts and requires a scout to exhibit leadership, good citizenship and service.
Clarice “Cricket” Gordon ’87 and Kelli Stevens ’85, along with the Knock Knock Children’s Museum’s Board of Directors, are being honored with the Board of Directors Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Baton Rouge. Gordon, Stevens and Kelli Harton, Aza Bowlin, Staci Duhe and Cate Heroman realized a dream when the museum opened last year. The museum is also a finalist for the Good Growth Coalition’s 2018 People’s Choice Award.
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