DHS’ Williams scores 31 on ACT, honored at game

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @DeRonTalley
DHS Associate Principal Daryl Comery stands with senior Jason Williams who scored a 31 on his ACT.

Donaldsonville High School senior Jason Williams created the school’s first 30-plus club for students who have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT Test. Williams scored a 31 in his most recent test attempt, and with the achievement was recognized at the DHS football game Friday night at the Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium.

DHS Associate Principal Daryl Comery said in announcing Williams, “I think that deserves a standing ovation.”

“Not only do we have good athletes, a great band, but we also have intelligent young men like Jason Williams,” Comery said.

On behalf of the Athletic Department, Comery presented a gift card to Williams and said he is “a true product of Donaldsonville.”

Williams, who also plays trumpet in the band, said it’s an awesome experience to be recognizes by his family and community for the achievement.

“I want to inspire fellow underclassmen to excel the same way,” Williams said, who plans to attend LSU and major in BioChemistry.

Williams’ mother, Nahola McCray, said what any parent would say about their child, “I’m extremely proud.”

“He’s always been an exceptional student and he’s always pushed himself beyond the limit and put 150 percent in everything that he does,” McCray said. “I’m just very proud of him.”

Trudy Bates, former DHS teacher and Louisiana State BETA club Sponsor, said Williams was the first DHS student to ever attend the BETA convention as a competitor for the state and added that he finished in the top-10 in the math competition.

“He is a very self-motivated child, but he is so humble that sometimes you have to push him in the right direction,” Bates said.

Williams added, “Go Tigers.”