Congratulations to the following students for being the top performing students in their Literary Rally event in Division I: Emily Martinson - Business English, Cade Crandall - Chemistry, Lydia Mills - Fine Arts Survey, and James Rushing - Geometry. The following students also qualified to go to state: Michaela McCrary - Accounting I, Taylor Metheny - Advanced Math-Functions and Statistics, Cheng Jason - Computer Science I, Tyler Spivey - English II, Amaya Sanders - Fine Arts Survey, Mary Rayburn - French II, Morgan Brown - French III, Mallory Taylor - Journalism I, Andrew Briley - Spanish II, Dylan Tynes - Spanish III, Ross Thomas - World Geography, and Micah Lewis - Spanish IV. Congratulations!
Three of the Byrd City wrestling champs competed this weekend in sulphur in USA wrestling. Some 23 teams were signed up for the event. Both Cameron Vaughns and Jacob Blaze Yawn walked away with champion status by going undefeated!!! Bailee Creasey had forfeits in his weight division and was asked to compete in an older division and 45lbs heavier! He competed to the very end!
Congratulations to Byrd Youth and Government on their best year yet at the YMCA Youth Legislature Conference. Our 48 students won the Premier Delegation award (and a huge trophy, too!) for being the best performing school, and Emily Clarke won the individual award given to one top delegate (very impressive for a sophomore!)!
The C.E. Byrd Lady Jackets ended their indoor track season with great success. They produced the best team effort by any C.E. Byrd girls team ever at the 2017 LHSAA Division 1 Indoor State Championship track meet last Saturday on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The Lady Jackets placed a team record high of 5th place and set a new team-high total points record with 30 points. In the process they also set 3 PRs, 3 school records, 4 Louisiana Top-5 rankings, and a US#14 ranking.
Senior Kyah Loyd led the way as she provided 21.5 of the 30 points. Loyd became a state champion twice Saturday evening by winning two events including defending her 60m hurdles title in 8.82. She also won the 60m dash state title, her 4th career state title, in a close race against her south LA rival and two-time defending state champ. The 60m dash time was 7.53, a new PR, a school record, and the fastest 60m time in the state for 2017 which ranks 5th on the Louisiana All-time list. Loyd also ran on the 4x400 relay team.
Freshman Kayla Harrison scored 5.5 points as she placed 4th in the 400m matching her week old PR and school record of 58.57. Harrison ran on the 4x400 relay team as well.
Sophomore Aleceya Harrison and senior Destiny Jones each scored 1.5 points as they both ran on the 4x400m relay which placed 3rd setting a new school record of 4:06.83, exactly 2 seconds better than the former record set in 2014 featuring former Lady Jacket state champs Caroline Campbell and Morgan White. Kyah Loyd's 56.7 second come-from-behind anchor leg highlighted that relay race to end the evening.
Congratulations to our Girls Soccer team on their 3-1 victory over St. Joseph’s Academy on Monday night in the Quarterfinals! The semi-final game will be Friday, February 17th. Go Jackets!
Congratulations to our poster contest winners:
This past weekend at the Dunamis Track & Field Classic in Frisco, TX senior Kyah Loyd and freshman Kayla Harrison updated the C.E. Byrd T&F record books. Kyah ran a personal best and school record twice in the 60m Hurdles. Her state leading time of 8.53 now ranks #6 in the country. Kyah also tied her 2nd best indoor 200m time of 24.82 as she remains #1 in the state in the 200. Kayla broke her own week-old indoor 400m school record as well. Her improved time of 58.57 now ranks her #3 in the state after only three attempts at that event. Between both athletes they had 5 races which resulted in... 4 PRs, 3 school records, 5 top-3 state rankings, and a US#6 ranking!!
Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team on their 2-0 victory over Baton Rouge Wednesday night! They take on St. Joseph's Academy in the State Quarterfinals on Monday, February 13th at Byrd!
Congratulations to our French Club students: North Louisiana ALCFES president: Morgan Brown and North Louisiana ALCFES representative: Emily Puyear. Amaya Sanders was awarded an all expense paid 2 week scholarship to Martinique/Guadeloupe in the French Antilles.