Congratulations to Byrd’s Quiz Bowl team, who placed 1st at the HL Bourgeois NAQT tournament last Saturday in Houma, LA. The team was captain Tyler Spivey, Cade Crandall, Von Klotzbach, and Wyatt McCrary. Next month the team including Dylan Tynes will be traveling to the state competition. If you or your club or business would like to sponsor the Byrd Quiz Bowl team, please contact Karin Goebel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 newly elected Key Club Officers: President: Porter May, Vice President of Public Relations: Brooks Belanger, Vice President of Membership: William Sanders, Webmaster: Robert Lawrence, Treasurer: Jake Marler, Editor: James Rushing, and Secretary: Landrum Wallace
Congratulations to Lanaya Bolden who won the SPAR Black History Month Essay Contest. She won a laptop and will be featured on 99.7 radio station as well as recognized at the Southern University basketball game on Sunday. We are proud of you, Lanaya!
Congratulations to Ellis Bryan, The Times Athlete of the Week! We are proud of you, Ellis!
The C.E. Byrd Indoor track teams finished the indoor season Saturday evening at LSU's Carl Maddox Fieldhouse in Baton Rouge. By the end of the meet the BYRD T&F athletes claimed one event STATE CHAMP title, two PRs, one SCHOOL RECORD. The highlight for the Yellow Jackets was senior LaDann Thomas winning the 800m state title in a HUGE indoor PR 1:57.93. It's his second state title as he won the outdoor 5A 800m in May 2018. Senior Mairead Smith also scored a PR in 9.78 in the 60m Hurdles in only her third attempt ever. Other Yellow Jacket top-ten finishers at the state meet include Allen England (1600m and 3200m), Boys 4x400 and 4x200 relay (Avaunte Steward, Donavon Jackson, Jaylon Adams, LaDann Thomas), Jonnai Jones (High Jump and Shot Put), Avaunte Steward (400m), and Donavon Jackson (400m).
The C.E. Byrd girls and boys indoor track teams will compete at the LHSAA Indoor state championships in Baton Rouge this weekend. Both teams combined make Byrd’s largest contingency ever at the annual indoor state meet. The boys team qualified in 7 events and the girls qualified in 5 events. 12 total events is the most of any North Louisiana school this year. The following is a list of our athletes and their events: (Girls) Jonnai Jones - High Jump and Shot Put, Nicole Flowers - 60m and 4x200, Mairead Smith - 60m Hurdles and 4x200, Alissa Lane - 4x200, Foluwa Desalu - 4x200, (Boys) Allen England - 1600m & 3200m, LaDann Thomas - 800m 4x200 & 4x400, Donavon Jackson - 400m 4x200 & 4x400, Avaunte Steward - 400m 4x200 & 4x400, Jaylon Adams - 4x200 & 4x400
Congratulations to the students who attended Model United Nations in Baton Rouge. Von Klotzbach, Tyler Spivey, Emily Clarke, Cade Crandall, Brooks Belanger, and Ceara Johnson all had resolutions passed while representing their countries of India, Norway, and Kazakhstan. Porter May and Robert Lawrence were excellent leaders as returning conference veterans. Great job Youth and Gov!
Congratulations to Nick Whitton and Ford Copple for making the Louisiana Composite All-Academic Boys Soccer Team for maintaining straight A's for 6 straight semesters!