AMS students, faculty support camp
By PAUL KEDINGER
The students and faculty of Armstrong Middle School engaged in a fun-filled “penny war” recently sponsored by the Student Council members.
The beneficiary of the student-sponsored competition was the Louisiana Lions Crippled Children’s Camp near Leesville.
The Student Council conducted the “penny war” challenging students and school staff during a two-week drive in mid-November, explained Advisor Theresa Simoneaux,
AMS students competed in a “Link up with Lions” by holding a penny war in which each grade, as well as the faculty and staff, competed against each other to raise money for the charity.
Pennies or paper money (including checks) will count as positive points while silver change (nickels, dimes, quarters) counted as negative points. For example, if the sixth grade has 100 pennies, that counts as 100 positive points. If the seventh grade adds four quarters, that will be negative 100 points bringing the sixth graders back to net worth of zero. The standings were announced daily to keep the competition hot!
When the fund--raising effort concluded on Nov. 19, a total of $1,000.12 had been donated. Contributions were recorded as follows: Sixth Grade, $90.27; Seventh Grade, $55.67; Eighth Grade, $268.20; and Faculty, $290.51.
The AMS drive will be recognized during the District V Student Council convention in mid-January at Barbe High School in Lake Charles.
Advisor Simoneaux explained that Imari Jackson, the AMS Student Council president, will be invited “to parade in the $1,000 Club,” a first-time achievement for the local school organization.
Council officers are Imari Jackson, Tristan Mouton, Madison, Shelli Alleman, and Grant Abshire.
Members-at-large are Nick Dore and Brett Dupont.
Senators are Drakkar Broussard, Javon Cormier, Blair Bergeron, Hannah Doucet, Adagio Kanonu, Victoria Richard, Laynee Thibodeaux, and Cordracus Thomas
Eighth grade members are Lauren Arceneaux, Lance Garrick, Dustin Dupuis, Latavia Cormier, Gannon Quebodeaux, Iman Sias, Chaz Richard, Lilton White, and Brice Meche.
Seventh grade members include Ty Adkins, Erykah Price, Haley Doucet, Emily Dupont, Shaylyn Harvey, Evan Alleman, Alexia Monroe, Brant Broussard, Brooklyn Fields, Whitley Larry, and Jasmine Mouton.
Special Committee members include Susan Quibodeaux, Ciera Harmon, Madison Lavergne, Nick Arnaud, and Heather Trahan.
Sixth grade members include Madelyn Touchette, Chris Dore, Carrington Paddio, Cameron Sampay, Ricky Senegal, Tajane Butler, Jaylon Reed, Cora Minix, Gabrielle Peltier, Mary Jenkins, Lanie Julian, Natalie Alleman, and Brailey Guidry.