AES Students Earn Places at District Rally

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, 35 AES Upper School students competed in the District Rally at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Many of these students placed in various educational departments. Those who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd will be moving on to compete at State Rally at LSU on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

The placements were:

Advanced Mathematics I: Jerome Romagosa, 2nd place

Advanced Mathematics II: Michael Trahan, 2nd place

Algebra I: Rhea Kataria, 3rd place

Algebra II: Andre Guidry, 3rd place

Art (Drawing): Taylor Beadle, Honorable Mention

Biology II: Neil Smith, 4th place

Calculus: Nicole Pilgrim, 1st place

Chemistry: Luke Butcher, 3rd place

Civics: Michael Dalman, 2nd place

English I: Samantha Sawvel, 2nd place

English II: Amanda Rabalais, 1st place

English III: Carrie Grizzaffi, 2nd place

English IV: Erin Patin, 4th place

Extemporaneous Speaking: Blue Beadle, 1st place

French I: Peyton Adams, 5th place

French II: Bennett Anderson, 3rd place

French III: Sydney Renard, 3rd place

Geometry: Luke Butcher, 1st place

Interpretive Reading: Reagan Thompson, 1st place

Journalism: Summer Milam, 1st place

Original Oratory: Sam Bacque, 2nd place

Physical Science: Sam Zale, 4th place

Physics: Chris Falcon, 1st place

Principles of Business: Skye Mejia, 1st place

Radio Speaking: Gavin Jones, 1st place

Spanish I: Emma Brignac, 2nd place

Spanish II: Christopher Romagosa, 2nd place

Spanish III: Alex Voorhies, 2nd place

Television Speaking: Cole Menard, 1st place

U.S. History: Jordan Jenkins, 3rd place

World Geography: Colton Duval, 1st place

World History: Emily Strenge, 3rd place

“On March 24, students from across the state participated in the 2012 District Rally. Participating in Literary, Speech, Drama, and Art Rally is among one of the highest honors for our young scholars, said says the director of the AES Rally Team, Ms. Shelly Leblanc.  “Not only does this contribute to merit on a resume, but there are also scholarship awards for those students placing first at the district levels. In the past two years, we have had more than 35 students compete, bringing home first, second, and third place finishes, all of which qualified for the state level.” 

Teachers and administrators are proud of their students’ accomplishments.

“As Amanda’s English teacher, I am so proud of her performance at UL-L Literary Rally this year.  I believe that our showing on all levels proves that we are a fabulous department!” says Karen Ladmirault, English I, II, and III teacher.

To compete academically at the district level, students are chosen by their teachers and prepare using the state curriculum. To compete in speech and drama events, students are chosen by Mrs. Chance, and she works with them to prepare for their event. Students competing in art are chosen by Mrs. Guidry.