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Semi-Finalists announced for Teacher, Student and Principal of the Year

Posted: 1:04 PM, Apr 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-06 14:04:09-04

The Louisiana Department of Education has released the names of the students, teachers and principals who are semi-finalists for the annual awards competition. 

Each parish nominates students, teachers and principals for awards, and semi-finalists are chosen, then finalists are selected, and finally the winners are announced at an awards ceremony. 

Here are the semi-finalists for the Student of the Year award: 

Grade 5:

Ian Knudsen, Kingston Elementary School, Bossier Parish

Colston Brandon, Woodlawn Elementary School, Ouachita Parish

Gillian Myers, Vincent Settlement Elementary School, Calcasieu Parish

Zoe Dieringer, Joseph B. Lancaster Elementary School, St. Tammany Parish

Sofia Giarrusso, Edward Hynes Charter School, Orleans Parish

Sarah-Grace Couvillon, Maria Immacalota Catholic School, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

Anna-Marie Poland, Delhi Charter School, Delhi Charter Management Organization

Grade 8:

Ashini Modi, Caddo Middle Magnet School, Caddo Parish

William Nelson, III, Ouachita Junior High School, Ouachita Parish

Zachary Broussard, Erath Middle School, Vermilion Parish

Maddy Manning-Bi, Woodlawn Middle School, East Baton Rouge Parish

Kailie Carrigee, Harry Hurst Middle School, St. Charles Parish

Emma Freeman, St. Margaret Catholic School, Diocese of Lake Charles

Sierra Cotten, Delhi Charter School, Delhi Charter Management Organization

Grade 12:

Sunjay Letchuman, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Caddo Parish

Kaleb Nolan, West Ouachita Parish High School, Ouachita Parish

Ahraf Swati, Opelousas High School, St. Landry Parish

Erina Buchholz, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, East Baton Rouge Parish

Adeline Martin, South Terrebonne High School, Terrebonne Parish

Evan Dille, Catholic High School, Diocese of Baton Rouge

Maanasa Narayanamoorthy, Benjamin Franklin High School, Advocates for Academic Excellence

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Here are the Semi-Finalists for the Teacher and Principal of the Year Awards:

2019 Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists                

Assumption Parish  Darla Giroir                                                                 

Beauregard Parish Joshua Beard                                                                                                               

Bossier Parish Spencer Kiper                                                                                                                         

Caddo Parish Kathryn Ferguson                                                                                                                      

Claiborne Parish Regina Manning                                                                                                                    

Concordia Parish Susan Mingee                                                                                                                   

DeSoto Parish Cheryl White                                                                                                                                

East Baton Rouge Parish Emily Defoe                                                                                     

Evangeline Parish Heather Demoruelle                                                                                       

FirstLine Schools, Inc. Caitlin Meehan-Draper                                                                                       

Iberia Parish Tasha Jolivette-Jones                                                                                        

Jefferson Parish Jessica Schwalb                                                                                     

Lafayette Parish Keyre’ Bradford                                                                                        

Livingston Parish Jessica Bonura                                                                                      

Orleans Parish Stephen Goodly                                                                                      

Richland Parish Elizabeth Gregorie                                                                                      

Sabine Parish Julia Campbell                                                                                      

St. Bernard Parish Jennifer Maldonado                                                                                        

St. John the Baptist Parish Michel Delatte                                                                                        

St. Mary Parish Hollis Wilson-Davis                                                                                        

Union Parish Sonya George                                                                                      

Vernon Parish Kristen Bruce                                                                                     

West Feliciana Parish Jessica Walker                                                                                      

Zachary Community School District Shinita Honora-Bethely 

2019 Principal of the Year Semi-Finalists

Allen Parish Melanie Chapman 

Ascension Parish Lori Charlet 

Beauregard Parish Donnie Love 

Caddo Parish Jesse Scott 

Cameron Parish Holly Castile 

City of Monroe School District Eric Davis 

East Feliciana Parish Victoria McMullen 

FirstLine Schools, Inc. Ava Lee 

Grant Parish Amanda Morrison 

Iberville Parish Adeline Loupe 

Jefferson Davis Parish Christina Fontenot 

Jefferson Parish Darlene Turnbull 

LaSalle Parish Kara Masling 

Lincoln Parish Pam Pruden 

Ouachita Parish Lisa Vige

Plaquemines Parish Jemi Carlone 

Pointe Coupee Parish Kim Canezaro 

St. James Parish Michael Kennedy 

St. Landry Parish Ramica Robinson 

St. Martin Parish Wanda Phillips 

St. Tammany Parish Jeanine Barnes

Tangipahoa Parish Rhonda Vaccaro 

Terrebonne Parish Casannah Moses 

Vernon Parish Johnny Bosley