Lowndes County Public School students shine

Published 6:41 pm Friday, March 10, 2017

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

Lowndes County School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Boyd announced the recent prize winning achievements of several Lowndes County Public School students at last Thursday night’s regular school board meeting held at the Central High library in Mosses.

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Boyd announced winners in Dr. Luke Taylor’s Annual Black History Oratorical Contest held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lowndes County Public Schools Central Office Auditorium in Hayneville were:

Elementary: First, Taylor Robertson, third grade, Fort Deposit Elementary; second, Katerrica Smiley, fifth grade, Jackson-Steele Elementary School; and third place, Tyler Robertson, fourth grade, Fort Deposit Elementary School.

Middle School: First, Jonathan Gary, eighth grade, Hayneville Middle School; second, Damaria Johnson, seventh grade, Hayneville Middle School; and third place, De’Asia Walker, eighth grade, Hayneville Middle School.

Lowndes County Public School students also participated in the Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Thursday at Auburn University.

Boyd announced that Devin Lewis, a Hayneville Middle School student, received a plaque and award of $75 for “Soil Pollution” in the energy and environmental category.

He also said Calhoun High students Arianna Armstrong and Jaela Lee placed third with “On the Road to Retreat, Salty and Sweet” in the biochemistry category. He said Armstrong and Lee will advance to the Alabama Science & Engineering Fair April 6-8 at the University of Alabama at Huntsville campus.

And Boyd announced Jervis Davis, a fifth grader at Jackson-Steele Elementary School, was set to represent the Lowndes County School District at the state spelling bee held Saturday, March 11.