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!

October 2017

The CHS Students of the Month are chosen by a committee of CHS teachers which selects from a pool of students nominated by the faculty based on the characteristics of:  scholarship, leadership, citizenship and character.  October’s Students of the Month are Natalie and Ethan.

Natalie is an honor student – with an amazing 4.3 GPA --who challenges herself by choosing accelerated coursework in every subject area, including honors, AP, and dual enrollment classes.   As you’d expect, she is a member of the National Honor Society and has achieved the 4.0 or Higher GPA Award every year at CHS.  In the CHS community, as a three-year member of Talented Art, Natalie has devoted herself to artistic pursuit.  She has earned recognition in the St. Tammany District PTA “Reflections” Contest by winning the Merit High School Award.  Natalie also competed in the 2016 Poetry Out Loud district competition.   In addition, Natalie holds membership in Foreign Language Club, National Art Honor Society, and was elected this year as National Honor Society president.  In the larger Covington community, Natalie volunteers her time at the Mandeville Good Samaritan Canter and at “Girls on the Run” at Lyon Elementary School.  She is also an involved member of her church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she volunteers in the nursery and serves as VBS Music Leader-- in addition to participating in the Youth Praise Band.  After graduation, Natalie will attend college major in human and cultural studies. Mrs. Huval says of Natalie, “Natalie is kind, reliable, smart, motivated, and inclusive.  She thrives on pressure and is creative and intuitive.”

Ethan, whose GPA is a 4.4, has distinguished himself as an honor student while excelling in gifted, AP, and dual-enrollment courses across the curriculum.  He has been awarded the Academic Award of Excellence four times and has received the 3 Year Varsity Soccer Award.  As a four-year honor roll student, Ethan holds membership in the National Honor Society.  In addition, he is a member of the Big Lion, Little Lion program and is a part of the Sports Photography team.  As a member of CHS’s Swimming and Soccer teams, Ethan has competed for the last four years.  After graduation, Ethan plans to attend a four year college and continue on to grad school. Mrs. Cassie Rogers says of Ethan, “He is dedicated to what he does in class, is popular among his peers, and reaches out to help others.”

We are so proud of both of you, Natalie and Ethan, and want to thank you for all that you do for our school and for the example you set for other students.

November 2017

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

Grace has been an honor student her entire CHS career, earning a 4.1 overall GPA while enrolled in honors and AP classes, and in her senior year, is taking English, Biology II, and Pre-Calculus, all dual enrollment classes for which she will receive college credit. In addition to her academics, Grace devotes her time to the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Foreign Language Club, which she previously served as Treasurer and which this year selected her as its President.  Grace is also involved in the Multimedia program as a photographer and as Head Producer.  Grace is probably best known on campus for her accomplishments as a CHS Lion Powerlifter.  She has been a member of the team since her freshman year, and this year serves as the Girls’ Team Captain.  Despite her tiny stature, Grace is a champion.  Last year she won both the High School Regional and National Powerlifting Championship.  She also placed second at the Sub-Junior International Powerlifting Championships.  Grace has represented CHS in the community, where she volunteered at the Relay for Life, and has participated in CHS Beautification Day.  Grace plans to head to college after graduation and major in criminology, and later, to pursue a career in forensic technology.  Mrs. Huval says of Grace, “Her humility is such that you’d never know how hard she works or how much she has accomplished.  Grace is an amazing person – bright, responsible, and driven to succeed.  But she’s also a sincere and kind friend as well.”

Joel has also maintained an impressive 4.25 GPA while challenging himself with gifted, Honors and dual-enrolled courses, and he has been awarded the 3.5+ GPA award each of his years at CHS. His ACT score is an amazing 31.  Joel twice competed in District Literary Rally and earned certification as an Emergency Medical Responder in CHS’s dual enrollment course through Northshore Technical.  Joel expresses himself artistically as a member of the CHS Marching Lions.  A band leader, he also earned an invitation to play in the Jazz and the Symphonic Bands.  Joel also devotes much of his time to CHS NJROTC program, which he serves this year as Executive Officer.  For the past three years, Joel earned the distinction of Honor Cadet in addition to the National Sojourner’s Award and the American Legion Medal for Academic Excellence.  He competed as a Cyberpatriot, participated in Color Guard, and on the Armed Drill Team. In the greater Covington community, Joel has volunteered his time with the YSB Chef’s Soiree and performed in the community with the band.  After graduation, Joel hopes to pursue a major in BioMedical Engineering and continue onto graduate school so that he can research and develop medical technologies.  Commander Doug Johnson says of Joel, “As our XO, he’s in charge of a group of department heads (10 students) that run the NJROTC unit.  His leadership skills are stellar and have made him responsible for the outstanding performance of the unit. In addition Joel overcame a very serious illness which involved major surgery to his spine.  His bravery during that ordeal was inspiring and he has shared it with classmates to help them realize that you can overcome the most difficult obstacles with courage and determination.”

Congratulations to these deserving students, and thanks for the great example you both set for other students.  We know the future holds great things for you, and we wish you well on your journey!

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