• Students of the Year

Public Notice - Congratulations 2020-2021 Students of the Year

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Natchitoches Parish Students of the Year

January 20, 2021

Natchitoches Parish Schools have selected the winners for the 2020-2021 Student of the Year! The winners were chosen on Tuesday, January 19th after a day-long interview process. The selection committee spent time reading over and scoring each student’s portfolio before the interviews. Students are judged based on their academics, overall portfolio presentation, writing sample, and interview performance. 

Selection Committee Members are NCHS Assistant Principal Dennis Breland, NPJ Editor Corey Poole, Natchitoches Times Reporter Hannah Richardson, Lakeview Ag Teacher Sarah Mallette, BOM Employee and School Board Member Reba Phelps, BOM Employee Katrice Below, and Retired Natchitoches Parish Teacher Annie Oliphant.

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NPSB Employee, Anita Dubois, organizes the Student of the Year competition for Natchitoches Parish every year.

See the winners below. Congratulations students!

Student of the Year (Elementary)

Jasmyn Carpenter, 5th Grade - Natchitoches Magnet

Jasmyn is the daughter of Nicholas and Carlisa Washington. She hopes to become a pediatric nurse practitioner like her mother, who is Jasmyn’s biggest inspiration.

Student of the Year (Middle School)

Isaac Young, 8th Grade - Natchitoches Magnet

Isaac is involved in computer coding, playing the piano and violin, and participating on his school’s Mathcounts and Robotics teams.

Student of the Year (High School)

Aziza Coutee, 12th Grade - NCHS

Aziza is the daughter of Amelia Madonna Coutee. She started her own business in 2019 called AC Photography. She has decided to attend Northwestern State University to become a psychologist and open her own practice one day.

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5th Grade
  • Olivia Egans (East Natchitoches)
  • Gavin Montgomery (Fairview Alpha)
  • Lillie Warner (Marthaville) 
  • Keely Cade (NSU E-Lab)
  • Hailey Dulay (Provencal)
  • Brady Guin (Goldonna)
8th Grade
  • Kelsey Cameron (Goldonna)
  • Timberlyn Washington (Lakeview Jr. High)
  • Kaylee Jordan (Marthaville)
  • McKenzie Williams (Natchitoches Jr. High)
  • Chase Sarpy (Natchitoches Parish Technical Career Center)
  • Anna Hobart (NSU Middle Lab)
  • Harley Welling (Provencal)
12th Grade
  • Jason Blake Smith (Lakeview)
  • Nh’Riyah Jackson (Natchitoches Parish Technical Career Center)