Congratulations to Byrd's wrestling team! They competed in the Griffin Open at Dutchtown High School with Demetri Teddlie and Bailee Creasey finishing 1st, Aiden Carinio finishing 2nd, and Matthew Born, Jacob Blaze Yawn, and JW Fuller finishing 3rd. Lee Bledsoe and DeAnthony Taylor finished 5th and 6th respectively. On Monday, Aiden Carinio finished 1st in 9th grade, and JW Fuller finished 3rd in JV. On Monday in the Spartan Open at East Ascension, Teddlie and Creasey finished 2nd, Logan Lewis finished 3rd with Fuller and Yawn finishing 4th. With just 5 scoring participants of 14 possible, Byrd finished 4th place out of 10 at Griffin and 6th place out of 21 at the Spartan. For the first time in history, Byrd has 5 top ten state ranked D-1 wrestlers! Come see your Jackets take on Haughton and Benton at Byrd on December 5th!
Byrd High School participates in a statewide program called "No Place for Hate" sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League South Central Region providing resources to Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. The office is located in New Orleans, LA. Byrd is the only school in Caddo Parish that participates in this program, and we have been selected as a "No Place For Hate" School for the past five years based on activities in which we participate each year. Most recently, our students participated in the Fighting Hate for Good Poetry Contest with the theme of "What Superpower Will Help Your Community". Congratulations to the winners from Byrd from the South Central Region: Caroline Rockett - 2nd Place, Carissa Buckland - 3rd Place, and Rian Lewis - 3rd Place. The following students received Honorable Mention: Madeline McCollum, Aaron Phillips, Haley Wiggins, Avery Bane, Gracie Hatfield, Guy Stone, Leighanne Ballew, Alaina Palmer, Emily Metrejean, Emma Pilkington, Lola Carlisle, Mitchell Ramsey, Sarah Briery, William Bartle, Cameron Bradford, Colin Lorey, Sumner Scott, Kaylan Patterson, Brileigh Russihev, Peyton Albritton, Kayla Wilson, Kennedy Overturf, Jaycie Martin, Jacob Saucier, Za Christanae Eason, Lucie Nettles, Anna Daniel, Nicholas Erwin, Brandon Squires, Malificent Lewis, Lane Farthing, Cole Keller, Destiny Mays, Chance Richardson, Zoe Hudson, Celeste Thedford, Faith Costanza, Zaria Hudson, Kennedee Harrell, and Lillie Christaw.
There are six Coca Cola Scholarship Semifinalists from Shreveport, Louisiana - and all six attend Byrd High School! There are only 20 semifinalists from Louisiana. Nationwide there are 2,000 semifinalists out of 95,000 applications. Our Semifinalists are: Hannah Berry, Hailey Bryant, Cade Crandall, Dylan Tynes, Nicholas Whitten, and Zaige Wills! This is a huge honor, and they will be competing for a $20,000 scholarship.
Congratulations to our Girls’ Soccer Captains – Summer Netterville, Reagan Todd, Riley Walker and Emily Witt.
Byrd Wrestling faced off at Parkway last Saturday, beating one Parkway team and Haughton, and narrowly missing the win on the other Parkway team. Thursday brought Evangel and Haughton to Byrd, where our Jackets easily defeated both. Byrd is now 6-1 on the season.
Congratulations to the following winners of the Bullying Awareness and Prevention Poster Contest: Trinity Knight, Sydney Moss, and Emma Turner. Their posters will be sent on to district competition.
Hannah Berry has been selected as the C. E. Byrd High School student of the year. Congratulations! Finalists were Ford Copple, Cade Crandall, James Gentry, Ashlyn Gotberg, Jaycie Martin, Dylan Tynes, and Riley Walker. All of these students deserve your praise and applause!
Congrats to the Byrd wrestling team in defeating Evangel 58-13 and Calvary 68-12.
Congratulations to our Reflections contest winners:
Film Production – Allison Darty and Claire Garceau
Music Composition – Jackson Paine and Ceara Johnson
Photography – Emme Cehajic, Chandler Milligan (3 photos)
Visual Arts – Sydney Moss and Madeline McCollum
Congratulations to our La PTA Safety Poster Contest winners – Morgan Gentry – Award of Excellence and Anna Kate Wilhite – Award of Merit.