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|Board honors students of the year|
Tanner King, Melissa Blackson and Trey Wilson were named Franklin Parish 2009-2010 students of the year Monday, recognized for their academic achievements, leadership skills and outstanding character.
DeLayne Donnell introduced the students at the regular meeting of the Franklin Parish School Board and board president Eddie Ray Bryan presented each with a plaque.
Scott Fenn of Progressive Bank, Joel Olivo of Citizens Progressive Bank, Susan Durham of Franklin State Bank and Jerry Gandy of Winnsboro State Bank awarded each of the honorees with a special gift for their accomplishments.
Joshua Tanner King is the fifth grade student of the year. He is the son of Sandy and Mark King of Crowville and a student at Crowville School.
Melissa Sheree Blackson is the eighth grade student of the year. Melissa is the daughter of LaTanga and Kenneth Blackson of Winnsboro and a student at Crowville School.
Horace Montgomery "Trey" Wilson is the high school student of the year. Trey is the son of Mickey and Gary Wilson and a student at Franklin Parish High School.
For complete students of the year bios, read the coming issues of The Franklin Sun.
In business news, the board passed a motion to consider purchasing new student and teacher desks for every school in the parish.
"I think it would be fitting since we've renovated the schools," said Supt. Lanny Johnson, "to put new desks in all the classrooms."
Johnson said bids would be advertised for the purchase of the new furniture.
Asst. Supt. Wiley McClary updated board members on the JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) mentoring program at Franklin Parish High School.
"We're taking a neat and exciting direction at the high school with this national program," McClary said. "It's a great opportunity for students in the career diploma program."
McClary said a grant is currently in the works to fund the mentoring program and that a facilitator would need to be employed to provide training.
Board members passed a resolution to initiate, negotiate and sign for grants for the JAG position if awarded by the state.
Discussions regarding a four-day school week are set to be added to next month's agenda meeting
In the president's report, Eddie Ray Bryan said standardized testing went smoothly at schools across the parish. Official test results will be posted May 19.
FPHS Principal Pat Sartin invited board members to the commencement exercises Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held in Patriots Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the gym of the school.