25 Qualify for State Literary Rally


Runnels enjoyed outstanding success at this year's District Literary Rally held Feb. 24 at Southeastern Louisiana University. Twenty-five of our students qualified for the State Literary Rally coming up at LSU on April 21. In addition, 12 of these state qualifiers were named Southeastern Scholarship Award winners for earning the highest scores in their subject exams. 
The state qualifiers and their subjects are: Grade 8 - Ashley Belcher, Spanish I; Dawson Latona, Physical Science; Gareth Oram, French I; and Emily Schacht, Geometry; Grade 9 - Ansley Brown, English I; Joseph Ismail, World Geography; Madisan Milam, Spanish II; Marshall Pentes, Biology I; and Connor Porthouse, Algebra II; Grade 10 - Sam Haase, Advanced, Pre-Calculus; Rachel Hargrove, French II; Eric Ho, Chemistry; Ryan Ly, World History; and Aubri Watts, English II; Grade 11 - Collin Bueche, American History; Kayla Evans, Calculus I; Caroline Henning, French III; Anna Kadi, English III; and Ian Lansing, Spanish III; Grade 12 - Davood Boushehri, Advanced Math – Functions and Statistics; Alex Matthews, English IV; Sam Matthews, Calculus II; Isabelle McCall, Environmental Science; Parker Rhinehart, Civics; and Austin Stansbury, Biology II.
Winning Southeastern Scholarship Awards of $100 each for earning the highest test scores in their subjects are Davood Boushehri, Collin Bueche, Sam Haase, Ian Lansing, Dawson Latona, Alex Matthews, Isabelle McCall, Gareth Oram, Marshall Pentes, Connor Porthouse, Austin Stansbury, and Aubri Watts.
In addition, seven of our students qualified for district recognition in their subjects but did not advance to state competition. These students are 8th grader Reagan Kyle, in Physical Science; 10th graders Cole Latiolais in Advanced Math–Pre-Calculus and Natalia Tooraen in English II; 11th graders Daniel Mayeaux in Calculus I and Anna Somerville in Environmental Science; and 12th graders Jennifer Cook in English IV and Peyton Collett in Advanced Math–Functions and Statistics.
Congratulations to these students, their parents, and their teachers!