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!
This past weekend, David Chu, Cameron Guillory, Kyla Pugh, and Amarige Yusufji participated in the Louisiana High School French Clubs Convention (ALCFES) in New Orleans. They spent most of Saturday in the French Quarter on a scavenger hunt to discover historical clues about the famed neighborhood. On Sunday, C.E. Byrd French Club was awarded 3rd place (out of 16) for the scrapbook and banner competitions. David Chu was awarded a scholarship to study in Perpignan (France) next summer. Special thanks to parents: Mrs. Guillory for volunteering her time and money to chaperone our group over the weekend and Mrs. Chu for providing help with last minute necessities. Special thanks to students: Eden Dennis for volunteering her time to lead and supplying materials to the scrapbook team and Hannah Jackson for lending her artistic talent to create a real work of art (banner). These students have gone far beyond expectations.
The Byrd indoor track teams had a great day at the Last Chance State Meet Qualifier this past weekend at LSU in Baton Rouge. Our athletes had 9 PRs and 2 School Records. Among our highlights includes senior and McNeese signee LaDann Thomas won the 800m also senior and Mississippi College signee Allen England placed 3rd in the 1600m in a new school record time. Our boys 4x400 relay (Avaunte Steward, Donavon Jackson, Jaylon Adams, LaDann Thomas) placed 3rd as well. The same four also set a school record in the 4x200 relay. Results: 60m Alissa Lane 8.27; 60m Nicole Flowers 8.06 (tied PR); 60m Jaylon Adams 7.46; 60mH Mairead Smith 10.14; 400m Avaunte Steward 52.66; 800m Trent Wells 2:12; 1600m Allen England 4.33.76; 3200m Trent Wells 10.43.49; 4x200 boys 1:34.33 (Avaunte Steward, Donavon Jackson, Jaylon Adams, LaDann Thomas)
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Seedlings' Winners - Kendall LaVigne, Madison Self, Taylor Lex, John Landman, Jordan LeBlanc, Mallory Lettau, Talya McBride, Andrew Walls, Sarah Briery, Makarios Brown, Morgan, Capers, Nicholas Cosby, Mackenzie Doss, Cole Hardy, Lilah, Nettles, Emma Pickens, Stefani Buytterfield, Keiser, Dallas, Gabrielle McCrevan, Hannah Berry, Hunter Breedlove, Vivienne Davis, Evelyn Gaines, Gracie Gotberg, Kennedee Harrell, Devin Jones, Caroline McCollum, Jeremy McCray, Tyler, Spivey, Tayt Thomas, Jayla Washington and Emily Witt.
Congratulations to the 2019 Byrd City Wrestling Team Champs! Byrd won 11 out of 14 weight classes. Winning individual weight class 1st time-JW Fuller, Aiden Carinio, Lee Bledsoe, Logan Lewis, and James Rushing. 2 time winners Matthew Born, Demetri Teddlie, Cameron Vaughns, and Bailee Creasey. 3 time winners Cordre Tolliver and Jacob Blaze Yawn. Yawn and Lewis won the most outstanding wrestler awards. This week these same wrestlers will compete at state, with Yawn currently seeded at #2, Teddlie #3, Creasey #4, Tolliver #5, and Fuller #7 in their prospective weight classes!! Go Jackets!