Congratulations to the 18 finalists in the Department of Education's search for the Louisiana Student of the Year.
Students in fifth, eighth and 12th grade from six regions around the state comprise the competition. Every school in the state - including charters and approved non-public schools - was asked to nominate a student for the honor. Students progressed through district and regional competitions. Winners will be named at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge on April 15.
Finalists were named in this press release from the State Department.