GSU lab schools hold end-of-the year activities

Eighth grade class holds Recognition/Awards Day

Grambling Middle school’s eighth grade Recognition/Academic Awards Day program was held on Friday, May 15 in the school gymnasium.

The program, which recognized the students’ academic achievements for the 2014-2015 school year was well attended by parents and supporters of the laboratory school.  

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The eighth grade class pose for the camera before Recognition/Awards Day begin. The class received awards and honors.

Special thanks to Grambling State University administrators, faculty, retired educators, business members and stakeholders of our community for treating all in attendance with a special presentation of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” 

Dr. Pamela M. Payne, principal, said, “I am proud of the progress our 8th graders made this school year and wish them the best of luck in their new ventures.”


Fifth grade gathers for final days

The fifth grade class of Alma J. Brown elementary school said their farewells and received awards Monday, May 18 in the Betty Smith School of Nursing auditorium. The class was presented before a crowd of well wishers.

Kamille Patton, second highest honor student, extended words of thanks to the teachers, administrators and even the cooks received words of praise. The fifth grade teachers were presented awards from the class in honor of their hard work and dedication.

Three members of the class were presented a six- year award for attending kindergarten to fifth grade at Alma J. Brown.

Jace Morris, the highest honor student, offered advice and encouragement to his classmates. 

“You must respect yourselves and others as we move forward to the sixth grade,” Morris said.

The torch was passed to the new fifth grade class, and the class representatives accepted the challenge. 

Beside having nine students on the honor roll out of a class of 26 people, there was a Mr. and Miss AJB chosen.

Morris was named Mr. A.J.B. and Patton was named Miss A.J.B. and the Student of the Year.


Grambling High School seniors say farewell

Thirty-six Grambling High School students marched the floor of the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center Monday, May 18 to begin a future. 

Jonathan Antee, class salutatorian and National Honor Society member, said “Until my school closed in Athens, I never heard of GHS.”

Antee said Grambling High was the best thing that ever happened to him.

“High school graduation is not the end. It is the ticket to the future,” said Jalen Ferguson, the highest honor student and National Honor Society member. 

Speaking to the 2015 class about making choices was alumnus Gordan Ford. Ford, a 1987 GHS graduate, told the class they must make the right choices.

Ford received a bachelor’s degree in math with a physics minor from Grambling State University. He served in the United States Air Force for 24 years and is now the pastor of St. David Baptist Church in Vienna.

Some of the 2015 class of Grambling High School pose for the camera.

“Everytime we make a choice, there is a consequence,” Ford said.

He said we must learn to make choices that will lead to success. Choose well and choose to make a difference. Ford told the class to choose well, for a great deal of people are counting on you.

The assembly center echoed with cheers and screams for the graduates as they walked across the receive their diplomas.