Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the Caddo Parish Honor Band: Stephen Bradley, Cameron Carter, Natiyana Dickson, Ryan Edmiston, Anna Griffin, Dylan Hall, Dominic Henson, Sydney Holland, Alli Luoma, Jevonte McBride, Thomas McCrary, Wyatt McCrary, Rodney Roberts, Madison Self, Amber Smith, Brandon Squires, Shamyia Sweet, Anna Thomas, Dekiyan Thomason, and Aquarius Wallace
Congratulations to the Students of the Month Scholarship winners: September - Sarah Grace Prestwood, October - Laura Derbonne, January - Morgan Brown, and March - Abigail Phillips.
Congratulations to the Girls Golf Team who qualified for the State Tournament yesterday. Players are Gillian Cole, Alexis Lee, and Kaila Harris. Way to go girls!
There were huge PRs and season bests at the District 1-5A Track & Field Championships for the Yellow Jackets. 25 BYRD athletes (15 girls, 10 boys) will move on to REGIONALS at Alexandria Senior High School in Alexandria, LA on Thursday, April 26th. The girls qualified in 16 of 18 events and finished runner up in the team scoring. The boys qualified in 11 of 18 events and finished 3rd in the team scoring. The following athletes finished top-4 and qualified to Regionals.
District champs include Claire White (800m 2:26.05 PR), Mairead Smith (300m Hurdles), Jonnai Jones (high jump), LaDann Thomas (800m), Oluwagbenga Ojemakinde (discus), and the boys 4x400 relay (Avaunte Steward, Zackary Lewis, Zaige Lewis, LaDann Thomas) in a season best 3:27.65.
2nd place finishers include Bryn Peters with two huge PRs (1600m 5:37.53, 3200m 12:18.43), Aleceya Harrison (400m 1:00.24 PR), Nia Johnson (triple jump 33-2), Emily Clarke (pole vault 8-6), Jalin Thomas (100m 10.95), Donavon Jackson (400m 50.92), and Allen England (1600m 4:27.26 huge PR, first time under 4:30).
3rd place finishers include Jonnai Jones (javelin 97-8 PR, shot put 31-8.5 PR), Kayla Harrison (100m 12.64), Nia Johnson (long jump 16-3), Girls 4x200 (Cyntericka Gatson, Alissa Lane, Foluwa Desalu, Aleceya Harrison 1:47.01 season best), Girls 4x400 (Claire White, Cyntericka Gatson, Mairead Smith, Aleceya Harrison 4:16.99), Avaunte Steward (400m 50.98 PR), Allen England (3200m 9:55.10 big PR, first time under 10:00), and the Boys 4x200 (Jalin Thomas, LaDann Thomas, Zackary Lewis, Zaige Wills, Avaunte Steward 1:31.68).
4th place finishers include Aleceya Harrison (200m 26.46 PR), Miranda Milner (1600m 6:00.47), Grace Loftin (3200m 13:03.39, just off her PR by 0.02s), Girls 4x100 (Nia Johnson, Alissa Lane, Brandi Davis, Foluwa Desalu 52.12), Jalin Thomas (200m 23.27 PR), Austin Mikovich with 2 big PRs (1600m 4:32.54, 3200m 9:58.85 first time under 10:00), Jonathan Plaza (128-0 Javelin), and LaDann Thomas (300m hurdles 44.77).
Congratulations to our winners in the Regional Tennis Tournament held in Sulphur this week: Kameron Myers/Corie Means- Regional Doubles Champion; William Sanders/David Chu-Doubles Semi-Finalist; Von Klotzbach-Singles Quarter-Finalist; Levi Holley-Singles Quarter-Finalists; Byrd Boys-1st Place; Ellis Bryan/Anne Deupree-Girls Doubles Regional Finalist. These 8 players are State Qualifiers to be held in Monroe April 23-24.
Congratulations to our Byrd writers! The following students won literary awards at Artbreak:
Lilah Nettles Best of Grade
Evelyn Goines Best of Grade
Riley Noble Best Short Story
Jaden Phelps Best Free Verse Poem
Kelsey Smith Best Haiku
Amaya Sanders Best Humorous Prose
Cali Wright Image of Artbreak
Madison Huckaby Juror's Choice
Kyla Jones Juror's Choice
Several Byrd wrestlers competed in this weekends USA Folkstyle State Wrestling Championships. Sophomores Jacob Blaze Yawn and Demitri Teddlie, who both made the finals last year, came home as champions this year!! Sophomore Lee Bledsoe and freshman Bobby Simpson finished in a fantastic fourth place . Freshman Matthew Born, finished his first year of wrestling with a great top half finish on a very large bracket of competitors. Congratulations Byrd wrestlers!!!
The Byrd boys golf won first at district at Calvert Crossing Golf Course on Monday. The boys will play Regionals next Tuesday at Cypress Bend Golf Course.