Students with perfect attendance recognized Attend All Star

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Press Release

The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board recently recognized those students who have perfect attendance records, including three students who have enjoyed 12 consecutive years of perfect attendance.

“These students and their families are to be commended for their perfect attendance in our schools. And to those families who have done so for their entire career with us, we applaud your success,” said Superintendent Michael Coburn.

The students having one or more years of perfect attendance received certificates and engraved medals from the school system, which were presented by Robert Schaff, supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. Those three students with 12 years of perfect attendance also received a plaque from the superintendent.

Ramon Bailey of West St. John High and Justin Harvey and Jenna Sonnier, both of East St. John High, were honored for 12 years of perfect attendance. Sonnier and Bailey graduated this year, while Harvey will be a senior next year.

Other perfect attendees recognized during the meeting were: John L. Ory Magnet’s Joshua Brown, eight years; Glade School’s Alvin Scioneaux and East St. John Elementary’s Jakira Johnson, six years; LaPlace Elementary’s Reginald Moore and Kayla Lindsey, five years; Fifth Ward Elementary’s Dylan Johnson, Garyville/Mt. Airy Magnet’s Marlise Johnson and Maichelle White, and Success Academy’s Tiranika Weber, four years; and West St. John Elementary’s Darion Bright, Dashera Gros, Barry Hanson and A’kia Harper, two years.

The school board’s recognition of the students culminated a week of activities that stressed the importance of attendance in schools. Gov. Kathleen Blanco had proclaimed May 3-7 as Attendance Awareness Week.