Student Achievements

Students of the Month

August 2017

A committee of CHS teachers met to choose the Covington High School Students of the Month for August 2017.  The committee selects from a pool of students nominated by the faculty based on the traits of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.  August’s CHS Students of the Month are Avery and Matthew.

Avery distinguished herself as an honors student with a 4.5 cumulative GPA. She has never made a B since she began CHS as a freshman, all the while challenging herself with gifted, honors, and dual-enrollment classes.  Avery also scored a 4 on the English and AP US History Exams last year, and has competed at Literary Rally in English I and Algebra II.  She received the I Dare You Award (a National Leadership Award), was selected to represent CHS at Louisiana Girls’ State, and received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.  Avery won the departmental award 7 times in all disciplines, as well as the perfect attendance award for two years.  On campus, Avery competes on the CHS Lions swim team and represents the Senior class on the Student Council.  She belongs to the National Honor Society and mentors her fellow students as a part of the Big Lion, Little Lion program.  In the community at large, Avery volunteers her time at the St. Tammany Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program and at Monster Mash.  She also belongs to St. Benedict Catholic Church.   In addition to all of her academic, school, and community commitments, Avery also works part-time as a lifeguard at the West St. Tammany YMCA.  Mrs. Cassie Rogers says of Avery, “Avery is one of the most driven and conscientious students I have ever taught.  She is a straight A student, and works to help her classmates study and prepare for assignments.  She gets involved in class discussions, and has a keen insight into everything we take on in class.” 

Matthew, who has also never made a B at CHS, is a committed student who consistently enrolls in Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment classes.  He scored a 31 on the ACT, with a perfect score of 36 on the reading portion.  He competed in District and State Literary rallies, where he placed 4th overall in Spanish II at the state level.  He has won departmental awards in both Spanish and World Geography.  Matthew represented CHS at American Legion’s Boys State last summer, was nominated for the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award, was nominated to participate in the National Leadership Forum, and earned 4th chair in the Parish Honor Band.  On campus, Matthew is recognizable as one of the CHS Marching Lion Band Drum Major.  He has also held band leadership positions as the trumpet section leader and as the first chair trumpet.  Matthew competes as a Baseball Lion, having been a member of the Varsity team since his sophomore year.  In fact, this summer he attended a baseball camp at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he hopes to attend college.  Matthew was elected to the Sweetheart Court for the past two years and participates in the Student Council.  Around school and the community, Matthew volunteers his time helping out with Special Olympics, with the Mardi Gras Special Ed Prom, and as the scoreboard and clock operator for freshman and JV football.  Matthew also helped with the clean-up effort locally after the flooding events of 2016. Mrs. Huval says of Matthew, “What sets him apart is not his grades, nor his ACT scores, nor the accolades he receives, but the genuine interest he takes in everything around him:  people, academic subjects, his community.  He cares so much, and expresses it in his dedication and commitment to everything he touches.”

Congratulations to Avery and Matthew on your tremendous achievements and contributions to CHS-- and also for the example you set for other students.  Best wishes on your Senior year!

September 2017

A committee of CHS teachers met to choose the Covington High School Students of the Month for September 2017.  The committee selects from a pool of students nominated by the faculty based on the traits of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.  September’s Students of the Month are:  Elise and Zach.

Elise is a CHS honor student whose schedule is stacked with honors, AP, and dual-enrolled classes across the curriculum. Her GPA is a 4.5, and Elise represented CHS at Louisiana Girls’ State and RYLA. As an involved CHS athlete, Elise has been a longtime member of the CHS Cheer Squad, this year serving as its captain.   As a member of talented art, Elise won first place in the Three Rivers Art Festival in Covington and participated in the PTSA Reflections contest.  Her involvement on Student Council has been consistent throughout her tenure at CHS, where she served as Freshman Class Representative, and for the past 3 years, as Art Coordinator.  Elise also belongs to the National Honor Society and was selected as a homecoming maid in her junior year.  In the community at large, Elise volunteers her time at the Special Olympics and at Boo Fest. Upon graduation, Elise plans to major in biology. 

Zach is also a dedicated honors student who challenges himself with honors, AP, gifted, and dual enrollment coursework.  His ACT score is an amazing 34, with a perfect 36 in English!  As a Louisiana Boys State delegate from CHS, Zach represented us well. He also participated in the Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship at Susquehanna University, also known as LIFE, where his group was chosen as the winning group for the session.  He won the title Mr. LIFE at the same leadership conference.  In addition to his academic achievements, Zach is an avid soccer player and member of CHS’ Varsity Soccer Lions.  He was awarded the Most Improved Award in his junior year. Elsewhere on campus, Zach holds membership in the National Honor Society.  In the Covington community at large, Zach plays soccer at CYSA where he also has a part time job as a referee and volunteers his time doing grounds work, coaching, and assisting the director with tournaments. After graduation, Zach plans to pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business.

Congratulations to these deserving recipients, and best wishes for your senior year!

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