Dolhonde Duo Successful at Jefferson Parish, State Fitness Meets


An unprecedented showing in Jefferson Parish’s annual Bee Fit Fitness Meet earned two Ella Dolhonde Elementary students a trip to Baton Rouge.

Dolhonde fifth graders Keith Cotton and Rachel Pizzolato both won the all-around competition in the Jefferson Parish meet at East Jefferson High on April 11. It marked the first time both winners were from the same school. Those victories qualified the pair to compete against students from every Louisiana parish in the Elementary State Championship Fitness Meet in Baton Rouge on April 25.

In the state meet, Cotton took first place in the long jump and sit and reach events. He claimed second place in sit-ups and third in the shuttle run. Pizzolato earned second place in sit and reach.