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March busy month for Buccaneer achievements

Haughton High School

Haughton High School’s Destination Imagination teams participated in the state tournament at Airline High School on March the ninth. Haughton entered two teams into the competition, both teams have been practicing hard to prepare. Haughton’s Challenge D team ranked third in Improv and our Challenge E team ranked first in structure. The structure they constructed supported 1115 pounds. The structure team will advance to Globals in Knoxville, Tennessee in May to represent the State of Louisiana in the senior level structure category. The Improv team consisted of Camille Burson, Taylor Duncan, Carie Dupree, Mason Hooper, Nathan McMillian, and Meagan McMillian. They were coached by Mrs. Jessica Raley. The structure team included Carlea Brown, Logan Byrd, Dakota Digilormo, Hannah Logan, Amanda Simmons, and Jordan Digilormo. They were coached by Mr. Steve Masters. Mrs. Holly George co-sponsored the two teams.

On March 8 th Haughton’s JROTC cadets were evaluated by the Air Force. They were evaluated on the areas of morale, personal appearance, drill, knowledge, operations, logistics and accomplishments that support the corps, school, and the community. This evaluation happens every three to four years. Haughton’s cadets received the highest rating possible, “Exceeds Standards”, with zero discrepancies. The top performers for this year’s evaluation were Alicia Bailey, Jonathan Ramsey and Naomi Russell.

The Haughton Boys’ Track team placed third in the Viking Relays held on March the seventh at Benton. The 4x100 meter relay team consisting of Javonte’ Woodard, Micah Larkins, Antonio Woodfork and Ty Shilling placed first. Micah Larkins won the one hundred meter dash. Ty Shillings placed first in the Javelin, and Cody Hinson won the pole vault.

On March 7 th Haughton’s choir achieved superior rating at the district choir festival. They will participate in state at the end of April. This is the eleventh year in a row they have achieved that.

Haughton’s Youth Arts Council of America members recently competed in the state convention. Haughton was represented by Dustin Wright, Emiline Hoskins, Emily Golding, Faith Watson, Chelsea Crow, Patrick Montegna, Ragan Wall, Alexis Mistrot, Ana Guerrero, Britnee Roldan, and Larissa Wells. They achieved first place in the banner category and second place for the table decoration. They also received two honorable mentions for theme. The theme was “Tribal Fever”, and Haughton’s tribe was “Huichol”.

The class of 2013 senior favorites were recently selected by the senior class of 2013. Selected as most knowledgeable were Ethan Sullivan and Vivien Nyugen. Best attitude was Ty Rhymes and Shannon Barnard. Most athletic was Jermichael Bell and Sara Jessica Marshall. Wittiest was Ryan Braswell and Sammy Bourque. Most school spirit was Cole Williams and Laura Grafton. Friendliest was D’Marea Johnson and Jacey Oliver. Most considerate was Hunter Hasler and Summer Igo. Most dependable was La’Terian Stephens and Blake Haynie. Most likely to succeed was Ezar Bess and Carie Dupree. This year’s Mr. and Mrs. Haughton High School are James Almond and Michala Wilson.

On March 2 nd , Haughton’s JROTC competed in the Eddie Jones Orienteering Meet. They were very successful. Alicia Bailey placed third in the white course and Vivien Nguyen placed second in the white course. Blake Langford placed first in the yellow course. Brandon Rainwater placed first in the red course. William Jolley placed first in the brown course, and Jack Payne placed second in the brown course; along with J.C. Hopp who placed third in the brown course. Sierra Melnick and Crystal Wells placed first in the orange course as a team.

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