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Christmas card winners announced

RESERVE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District is proud to announce its winners for its 2020 Christmas Card Contest. The winning cards will be sent out by the district to spread holiday cheer.

Ja’Kereyon Perrilloux is the Christmas Card Contest winner in the first through fourth grade category. Ja’Kereyon is a second grader at Garyville/Mt. Airy Math and Science Magnet School. Her favorite things are learning and drawing. She said she came up with her winning Christmas Card design because she thought it would be “pretty cool to draw a gingerbread house.” Her favorite subject is math because she likes to learn new things. Master Teacher Ty Meyers said Ja’Kereyon is a great student who is always willing to help her peers, always has a smile on her face and who she has never seen have a bad day.

Seth Raiford is the Christmas Card Contest winner in the fifth through eighth grade category. Seth is an eighth grade student at John L. Ory 
Communication Arts Magnet School. He has been a member of the Visually Talented Art Program since third grade. His favorite thing about being an artist is being able to explore techniques such as shading and texture to get his ideas across. His favorite subject is science because he likes to know how things work. Ory Principal Monica Brown said, in addition to being a talented artist, Seth is responsible, respectful and an all-around excellent representative of the type of student Ory strives to educate.

The Christmas Card Contest winner in the ninth through 12th grade category is Jared Perez, a student in the St. John STEM Magnet Program.

Jared is an 11th grader and a member of the Visually Talented Art Program who says he first became interested in art in sixth grade and uses it as a way to relax. Despite his artistic talents, Jared’s favorite subject is math because it challenges him and pushes him to work harder. STEM Principal Dr. Glenn Chenier said Jared is not just artistic but highly intelligent and will often be the student raising his hand repeatedly in class to answer difficult questions