Congratulations to our State PTSA Reflections winners:
Congratulations to our students that went to NSU for the Demon Math Classic. Our team was a repeat winner in the Team Division. In the Challenge Exam, Dylan Tynes took second place. Our Purple Team was Zach Carter, Anne Deupree, Josh Sorrels, and Dylan Tynes; Our Gold Team was Hannah Berry, Kylee Moore, Alex Nolen, and Conner Terry
Congratulations to the Byrd Quiz Bowl team who placed 2nd overall in Louisiana at the State Championship on Saturday. (Jesuit of New Orleans took the win in a very close game). The team Captain is Dylan Tynes (overall top individual scorer), Cade Crandall, Von Klotzbach, and Tyler Spivey. These juniors are headed to the National High School Quiz Bowl Tournament in Atlanta May 25-27.We are still seeking sponsors for the team! If you are interested in sponsoring this very talented team, please contact Karin Goebel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Yellow Jacket Relays: The boys track team scored 65 points just 5 points off the runner up team last Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Relays. The Lady Jackets placed 2nd in the team totals just 6 points behind the Arkansas state champs Sylvan Hills.
The Lady Jackets won 8 events and scored an impressive 159 points with sophomore Claire White leading the way with 22.5 points. Claire won the 800m (2:35.26) and the 1600m in a new PR (5:51.04). She also ran on the winning and area's fastest 4x400 relay (4:09.55). Other relay members include junior Aleceya Harrison, soph Kayla Harrison, and soph Becca Brown. Those three ladies also won individual events as Kayla won the 100m )12.56), Aleceya won the 400m (season best 1:01.61), and Becca won the 300m hurdles in a PR (48.97). Senior Nia Johnson won the triple jump in a season best performance (34' 7") and soph Jonnai Jones won the high jump (5' 0"). Junior and school record holder Emily Clarke also won the pole vault in 8' 6".
On the boys side the 4x400 relay won claiming the area's best time in 3:29.01 currently #8 in LA 5A . The quartet included junior Avaunte Steward, senior Jarius Jones, junior Zachary Lewis, and junior LaDann Thomas. LaDann also won the 800m (2:07.48) after splitting 1:58.0 in the Distance Medley Relay earlier on his 800 leg. The DMR ran 10:55.10 and fell one tenth shy of the school record set last year but is currently ranked #2 in the state and #5 All-time in Louisiana. Other DMR members are Steward, soph Austin Mikovich, and junior Allen England.
Congratulations to Byrd's Academic Decathlon team who won many gold medals in events at the Louisiana State championship. Cade Crandall won the top individual overall scorer. 2017-18 Team members include: Cade Crandall, Amaya Sanders, Morgan Brown, Wyatt McCrary, Hank Turnage, Kameron Pickett, Sydney Scott, Waheed Khan, Levi Mayeux, Lauren Johnson, Tyler Spivey, and Pearce Copeland.
Byrd won first place in the following events: Lauren Johnson in Essay, Cade Crandall in Economics and Mathematics, Tyler Spivey in Art, Mathematics, Music, Social Science, and Science, Morgan Brown in Music, Amaya Sanders in Interview, and Cade Crandall and Pearce Copeland in Speech. We are so proud of all of your hard work this year! To be included on next year's Academic Decathlon team for Byrd, see Mrs. Goebel in 219b.
Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team! They beat Shreve 4-3 and have an overall record this season of 6 and 2.
Congratulations to sophomore Jacob Blaze Yawn, who was recently added Honorable Mention to the 2018 Times all region wrestling team.
The C.E. Byrd boys and girls track teams swept the Huntington Raider Relays last Friday at Lee Hedges stadium as both Yellow Jacket track teams won the team titles out of 13 schools participating. On the girls side sophomore Claire White led all scoring with 22.5 points. Senior Nia Johnson (19.5) and sophomore Kayla Harrison (17.5) rounded out the top 3 scorers. On the boys side junior LaDann Thomas led all scoring with 21.5 points followed by sophomore Austin Mikovich (18.5) and junior Avaunte Steward (17). The girls brought home 7 gold, 3 silver, and 6 bronze medals. The boys brought home 3 gold, 5 silver, and 5 silver medals. Our teams combined earned 29 medals.
Congratulations to Cade Crandall who has been chosen to participate in the 2018-2019 SMART Program! We are proud of you!
Congratulations to JV Lacrosse who took a double-header from Shreve last Thursday!