Lafayette High School's Student of the Year has been selected as one of seven finalists in the state Student of the Year competition through the Department of Education.
William Romero is a senior at Lafayette High School with a cumulative GPA of 4.2979. He was named the district's High School Student of the Year in January.
A total of seven finalists from 12th grade will compete for the top honor during a program on Wednesday, April 1 at the Department of Education's office in Baton Rouge. There, William and the other finalists will be interviewed by a judging panel during the final step of the competition.
Dr. Rachel Brown, principal of Lafayette High School says, "William continues to make his school family proud by working above and beyond to keep his and his peers' educational experiences top notch. LHS is excited to cheer him on as he moves forward, blazing his own trail of excellence!"
Interim Superintendent Irma Trosclair added, "We have such exceptional students in our district, and William is just one example of the leaders that we are cultivating. We will him well in the state competition."
William is the Executive Board President on Lafayette High's student council, and is planning a Disability Awareness Week. He hopes to serve as an intern in Washington, D.C. one day and plans to explore a career as a politician.
He hopes to use his "political career to ensure that America continues to represent all her people, including people with disabilities."