BR student gets second in national Physics Bowl
Felipe Hernandez, a 2012 graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts scored the second highest in the nation on the National Physics Bowl Exam sponsored by the American Institute of Physics and the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Hernandez, of Baton Rouge, competed among 5,000 students from more than 250 schools across the United States and Canada in the most advanced division and region.
Hernandez also participated in training camp for the U.S. Physics Team at the University of Maryland-College Park.
He is the son of Elena Neill and Evelio Hernandez.
4-H state officers elected
4-H Club members from across the state in June elected state officers and members of the state 4-H executive committee.
4-H state officers elected for the 2012-13 school year are Hailey Johnson, Acadia Parish, president; Mary Johns, St. Charles Parish, vice president; Madison Bonsall, Cameron Parish, secretary; Peyton Arthur, Vernon Parish, historian/reporter; and Brittany Domingue, Acadia Parish, parliamentarian.
Newly elected executive committee members from the area include Brandon Dale, Lafayette Parish; Rudi Darouse, Tangipahoa Parish; Mckenna Jenkins, Tangipahoa Parish; and Rebecca Pearce, Pointe Coupee Parish.
Also, Hannah Martin, St. Martin Parish, and Shawn Fox, Ascension Parish, are among those serving a second term as Louisiana 4-H representatives at the 4-H National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Area 4-H members win
4-H Clubs from area parishes — especially from Pointe Coupee Parish — saw their students do well in the competitions held at LSU in June as part of 4-H University.
Area winners and runners-up by parish included:
Ascension Parish: Viki-Dawn Landry, Agriculture Product Demonstration second place; and Leslie Decoteau and Lindsey Fryoux, Environmental Threat Resolution (Team) state winners.
Assumption Parish: April Gros, Fashion Review-Special-Occasion state winner.
Iberville Parish: Julia Comeaux, Fashion Review-Ready To Wear state winner.
Lafayette Parish: Brandon Dale, Forestry state winner; Kayla Trahan, Meat Identification state winner; Adam Deshotel, Meat Identification second place; Deshotel, Tyler Pollitt and Trahan, Meat Identification (Team) state winners; Shannon Fleming, Plant Science second place; Megan Dumatrait, Fleming and Dane Langley, Plant Science (Team) second place; Megan Simon, Poultry Judging state winner; Adrien Bonin, Lane Simon and Simon, Poultry Judging (Team) second place.
Livingston Parish: Christen Wall, Dairy Judging state winner; Cheyanne Demars, Dairy Judging second place; Demars, Logan Klier and Wall, Dairy Judging (Team) state winners; Makayla Labranche, Fashion Review-Special Occasion second place.
Pointe Coupee Parish: Brennan Maggio, Automotive Driving state winner; Steven Aguillard, Automotive Driving second place; Aguillard and Maggio, Automotive (Team) state winners; Daniel Gannon and David Smith, Automotive (Team) second place; Chelsey Gonzales, Career Preparation Interview state winner; Connor Meche, Fishing Sports state winner; Zachary Lejeune, Meche and Wesley Miller, Fishing Sports (Team) state winners; Allison Delatte and Jaci Sadden, Horticulture Demonstration Use (Team) state winners; Erin “Kendall” James, Horticulture Judging state winner; Boyd Smith, Horticulture Judging second place; James, Leah Meaux and Smith, Horticulture Judging (Team) state winners; Clay Borel, Plant Science state winner; Borel, Jac “John” Cantwell and George LaCour, Plant Science (Team) state winners; Brandee Chenevert, Poultry Judging second place; Chenevert, Amber LaPrarie and Ja’cobi Simon, Pointe Coupee Parish, Poultry Judging (Team) state winners; Annie Gosserand, Natalie Hardy, Grant Jourdan and Katie LaCour, The Next 4-H Food Star (Team) state winners.
St. Landry Parish: Amy Stelly, ATV state winner; Sarah Morrow, Child Development state winner; Kelly Nielsen, Compact Tractor state winner; and Tizna Harrison, Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talk second place.
St. Martin Parish: Zachary Dupuis and Hannah Martin, Environmental Threat Resolution (Team) second place; Luke Patin, Outdoor Skills state winner.
West Baton Rouge Parish: Beau Navarre, Fishing Sports second place.
West Feliciana Parish: Toler Beauchamp, Sarah Nunnery and Reed Sturgeon, Fishing Sports (Team) second place.
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