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January 26 10:28 AM

Bossier Schools announces Students of the Year

Three students received exciting news today when Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith made personal visits to announce they had been chosen as the 2018 Parish Students of the Year.

Representing Bossier Parish Schools as the Elementary Student of the Year is fifth grader Ian Knudsen, who attends Kingston Elementary. He is actively involved in robotics, 4-H, Student Council and is co-founder of the Kingston Military Kids Club. Ian also volunteers with HUB Ministries and holds three Tae Kwon Do world championship titles.

The Parish Middle School Student of the Year is eighth grader Starsky Murrell. He attends Elm Grove Middle School, where he is on the basketball team, in the Beta Club, plays soccer and was elected to the Youth Legislature Hall of Fame. Starsky is also in Bossier Schools’ Talented Arts Program, Destination Imagination, performs with the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City and is a greeter at his church.

Nandini Tivakaran is Bossier Schools’ High School Student of the Year. The Airline High School senior is President of the Debate team, Team Captain for the History Bowl, President of the National Honor Society and Ambassador for the National Society of High School Scholars.

In addition, Nandini plays violin in the Centenary College Youth Orchestra and is an advocate for and Louisiana regional director of The Borgen Project, a nonpartisan organization that helps third world countries by championing for poverty reduction, fund-raising and legislation to aid the poor.

All three Students of the Year also maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Bossier Schools applauds each of these exceptionally accomplished students and is elated to have them represent the parish in the Regional Student of the Year competitions being held next month.

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