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Three JPPSS High Schools Win Major Positions at LA. Ass’n of Student Councils

Three Jefferson Parish High Schools won major state positions at the Louisiana Association of Student Councils state-wide elections at the recent LASC Convention in Lake Charles. There were 102 schools from across the state of Louisiana attending the convention.

This is the first time in LASC history that three schools from the same parish in Louisiana will represent the state student councils in all state, regional, and national activities.

Bonnabel Magnet Academy is the President school with Courtney Matthews, a junior and president of the Bonnabel Student Council, serving as representative.

East Jefferson High is the Secretary school with Ty Hibbs as representative. The LASC Convention will be at East Jefferson in January 2012.

The State Parliamentarian school is Grace King High with Dylan Frese as representative.

In a run-off election with a slim three vote majority, the Bonnabel Bruin Student Council won the presidency of Louisiana Association of Student Councils over Capt. Shreve High of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Members of the Bonnabel campaign team were Larry Overton, Cadrika Dabney, Richard Pugh (District I Secretary), Kayla Perry, Janee’ Wade, Leilani Aspuria, Courtney Matthews, and Juana Reconco. Phyllis Mandal is the Bonnabel advisor.

Members of the East Jefferson campaign team were Devan Baham (District I Vice President), Ashlyn Champagne, Samantha Deshotel, Shawn Deshotel, Lexus Guidry, Ty Hibbs (State Officer), Jarred Lewis, Nicole Meariman, Juan Pena, Zachary Redding, Kijuan Wallace, and Chastity Williams. Melody Baham is East Jefferson’s Student Council Advisor.  She represented Alfred Bonnabel High as the LASC State President in 2000.

The following are the students from the Grace King delegation. They are: Alexis Quackenbush, Courtney Schindler, Destiny Ponville, Dylan Frese (State Parliamentarian), Georgette Aldrete, Jessica Bourque, Jessica Parker, Madison Williams, Megan Waguespack (GNO Parliamentarian), Sean McGuire, Tarik Brakta, and William Urias, The Grace King Student Council Advisors are Tammy Burst  and Walter Sologaistoa.

The LASC does community service projects throughout the state each year.  Matthews, Hibbs, and Frese will represent Louisiana at the National STAR conference in June in St. Louis, MO and at the regional conference in Athens, AL in October.