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JPPSS Finance Department Uses Annual Report to Showcase Student Artwork

JPPSS Chief Financial Officer Sarah Caruso presents Ruppel Academy 7th grader Caleb Williams with a check $100. Caleb won an art contest held by the finance department.

JPPSS Chief Financial Officer Sarah Caruso presents Ruppel Academy seventh grader Caleb Williams with a check $100. Caleb won an art contest held by the finance department.

One of the many talented students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will soon have his work seen by leaders in the district and from across the state.

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies seventh grade student Caleb Williams’ artwork was selected by the JPPSS Finance Department to be on the cover of the school system’s annual financial report. Caleb also won $100 for both himself and his school’s art program as part of a district-wide contest.

“There are no worIMAGEposterds to describe how special Caleb is,” said Ruppel Academy Principal Emily Miller. “He is so thoughtful and well mannered. He never passes by without greeting you and is a wonderful young man.”

Caleb said he’s enjoyed art since the second grade. His art teacher at Ruppel Academy is Deiondra Vernell. While Caleb’s not sure if art will be his profession, he hopes to continue drawing as at least a hobby. His work (which he titled “Education for a Brighter Future”) will now be part of a permanent record that’s shared throughout JPPSS and the Louisiana legislature.