CCSS Announces Students of the Year

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Elizabeth Dame is the Bellingrath Hills Elementary Student of the Year.  After surviving a horrific car crash that left her unable to walk, Elizabeth showed everyone that hard work and determination pays off and is now able to walk again. Elizabeth loves to make friends and has a lot of them. She said “I like to play with kids who don’t have anyone to play with them. I can be their friend.”  When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Elizabeth responded, “I want to be a doctor so I can help make people happy and get them out of the hospital.”
Baylee Osborne is the Tanglewood Elementary Student of the Year.  She loves to read and talk.  Her family describes her as creative, inquisitive, curious, and a chatterbox.   She is in Gifted, Talented Theater, and Talented Music (she plays the piano).  She loves to travel, most often to her grandparents who live 5 minutes away, and her other grandparents who live in New Orleans.
Ava Nehring is the Central Intermediate Student of the Year.  Ava has been on the “A” Honor Roll since first grade. She plans on going to college at the University of Florida to become a lawyer and would like to play collegiate softball as well. Ava keeps busy outside of school by playing tournament softball for the 007s as catcher.  Ava’s dream is to become a lawyer in order to help people and make sure they are treated fairly when they need legal advice. 
Lauren Lindsay is the Central Middle Student of the Year.  She is an active part of not only the CMS Beta Club, but also the soccer team and the band. Lauren loves her hometown.  She says, “Central is a community that takes care of each other and works hard.  I want to show people that is what family looks like. As I grow, I want to show people that I have what it takes to represent Central well. I can, and will.”
Justin Nijoka is the Central High Stucent of the Year.  In addition to serving as Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta president, Student Council treasurer, and Help Desk “boss,” Justin has recently been named as a National Merit Finalist. Justin’s future plans include pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering at either Texas A&M or LSU.  
Congratulations to our Students of the Year!