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School Board Honors T.H. Harris Middle Boxing Champion

Harris Middle student Alexis Lavarine brought two of her six championship boxing belts to the September board meeting.

Harris Middle student Alexis Lavarine brought two of her six championship boxing belts to the September board meeting.

The Jefferson Parish School Board recognized T.H. Harris Middle School student Alexis Lavarine at their September 2 meeting.

An honor student in the classroom, Lavarine won the 13 and 14 year old division of the Ringside World Championship Boxing Tournament. She also holds six belts. Lavarine’s parents, David and Carla, are both Jefferson Parish Public School System teachers. David also trains his daughter, along with Dennis Guidry.

Lavarine worked out three times a day, running and boxing for more than two hours a day, to prepare for the tournament. The hard work paid off. Her goal is to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and earn a gold medal.