DHS shows appreciation to community leaders

Allison B. Hudson

On last Friday, Donaldsonville High School senior class, along with Wanda August held a luncheon for business leaders and retired teachers. The purpose of this luncheon was to show appreciation to community leaders who support Donaldsonville High School. The purpose was to also update those in attendance of the good things the school has done thus far from last year.

The luncheon began with a prayer by Rev. Percy Perkins and the JROTC choir sang a song. Attendees traveled to the gymnasium to hear sounds from the DHS Marching Band.

Attendees then heard from Kaylynn Jupiter and Ronald Comeaux about the progress DHS has made.

Some facts that were shared:

*DHS Dual Enrollment Students earned 257 college hours.

* Social Studies GEE, 85 percent passage rate (state- 64 percent rate) of first-time test takers, highest in recent school history.

* 53 total Industry based certifications.

* Record six football scholarships, 3A state runner-up boys and girls track, football athletes participated in the US Army All-Star team, and boys basketball team final four appearance.

* Established pull-out interventions for struggling students.

* 89 percent of eligible seniors graduated (102-114)

* 92 credits earned through online learning.

* Met goals and surpassed goals in ELA, Math, and Social Studies

Lunch was provided for all and visitors got a chance to visit classrooms to meet and greet with more students and teachers.