Lt. Governor, Bayou Segnette Put JPPSS Artists on Display in New Cabins

Standing from left, Alaina Smith (Ehret High), Klarissa Klein, Hannah Barrouse (Thomas Jefferson High), Kathy Nguyen (Riverdale High), Britney Do (Thomas Jefferson High), Rosmery Perez (Riverdale High), Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Senator John Alario, Jr., Dana Boudreaux (Fisher Middle-High), Ru’ia Jwayyed (East Jefferson), kneeling from left, Naomi Gomez (Grace King High), Michelle Nelson (Riverdale High), Norian Gutierrez (Grace King High), Sean Powell (Riverdale High), Bryant Applegarth (East Jefferson).

The artwork of Jefferson Parish Public School System students will soon be on display for visitors from around the globe the enjoy. Sixteen students from six JPPSS high schools earned top prize in the Bayou Segnette art competition. The winning pieces by these young artists will be placed in the new rental cabins at Bayou Segnette State Park.

“I’m so proud that we will be displaying such local, young talent,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. “I tell people around the state and around the country that there is something in the soil in Louisiana that’s special that grows such talent in the arts.”

The art competition was a collaborative effort by JPPSS, Bayou Segnette, Louisiana State Parks, and Lt. Governor Nungesser’s office. Along with having their artwork displayed, the students also won a night’s stay in one of the floating cabins. Over 80 entries were received from JPPSS students. The winning students are:

East Jefferson High (art teacher in parenthesis)

  • Bryant Applegarth (Sandra Toups)
  • Ru’ia Jwayyed (Sandra Toups)

Fisher Middle-High

  • Dana Boudreaux (Vanessa Favaloro
  • Chad Terrel (Adele Westmoreland)

Grace King High

  • Naomi Gomez (Saundra Lewis)
  • Norlan Gutierrez (Tracey Bullington)

John Ehret High

  • Hoa Nguyen (Julie Quirk)
  • Alaina Smith (Julie Quirk)

Riverdale High

  • Tejion Champagne (Kimberly Robinson)
  • Michelle Nelson (Kimberly Robinson)
  • Kathy Nguyen (Kimberly Robinson)
  • Rosmery Perez (Phillip Whitmore)
  • Sean Powell (Kimberly Robinson)

Thomas Jefferson High

  • Hannah Barrouse (Laurie Holley)
  • Britney Do (Pauline Freeman)
  • Klarissa Klein (Pauline Freeman)