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Several parish students were honored during the monthly meeting of the Franklin Parish School Board Tuesday evening.
Students enrolled in the fourth and eighth grades, and high school were recognized for exemplary scores on the Leap and GEE standardized tests administered during the 2008-2009 school year.
Delayne Donnell of the Franklin Parish School Board introduced each honoree and board president Eddie Ray Bryan presented each student with a plaque for receiving Advanced scores on the LEAP or GEE. Advanced is the highest level of achievement on the standardized test.
Franklin Parish High School student Devin Bass received a score of Advanced in Social Studies. Recognized for Advanced scores in mathematics from FPHS are Jason Bonner, Ken Bruce, Cadi Davis, Betsy Ellerbe, Savannah Garner, Nikki Harris, Courtney Lewis Davis, Kristyn Newman and Taylor Spann. Former student Chanel Ingram received Advanced scores in both mathematics and English Language Arts.
Victoria Ulmer of Crowville School received Advanced scores in three subjects:
mathematics, science and social studies. Victoria Hatton of Gilbert School and Sunny Bruce of Crowville School, each received Advanced scores in English Language Arts and Science. Students receiving Advanced scores in science are Garrett Eley, Cody Foy and Terry Odom of Gilbert School; and Kelsey Kelly and Rachel Quimby of Crowville School.
Greg Laborde of Baskin School received Advanced scores in science.
Fourth graders recognized for Advanced scores are Lindsey Blaylock of Baskin School, English Language Arts; Justin Marsh of Baskin, science; Reagan Lloyd of Gilbert, mathematics; Russ Wagoner of Gilbert, mathematics and science; Caleb Boyte of Crowville, mathematics; Paige Galloway of Crowville, social studies; Bryson Hendry of Crowville, social studies; Destinee Matthews, of Winnsboro Elementary, English Language Arts; Dusty Newsom of Crowville, mathematics and social studies; Christopher Dilley of Crowville, mathematics and science; Madison Holland of Crowville, English Language Arts and mathematics; Collin Shirley of Baskin, science and social studies; Joshua Harris of Gilbert, science and social studies; and Cheyenne Ezell of Crowville, English Language Arts, mathematics and social studies.
Tanner King of Crowville School received Advanced scores in every subject: English Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies. He was also awarded a $200 prize for achieving the highest score possible in every subject.
In other news, the latest draft of the Department of Education's Race to the Top initiative is more "lenient" than previous requirements, said Supt. Lanny Johnson.
"They present four different models for the schools to operate under," Johnson said. "We'll have to look at all the options first."
The Race to the Top initiative will be discussed at the next regular business meeting.