The Zachary Community School Board was excited to honor a large group of Zachary High School students at the January 25th meeting. The district’s exceptional arts and athletic programs were well-represented. It seemed fitting to honor the drama department and football team together, since both groups work tirelessly many hours after the school day ends and on weekends to perform at their best. Both groups compete against the largest and most competitive schools within and outside of our state, and both excite and entertain our community and others throughout the region.
Zachary High School’s drama department had an outstanding showing when they traveled to the Texas Thespian Festival. Their teachers Jennifer Masterson and Rosemary Witcher were present at the meeting and are very proud of their students’ performances and accomplishments at this festival. They competed against thousands of students from large, prominent drama programs. This very talented group was recognized and awarded the following honors at the festival’s performance and technical events:
Kaleigh Louque – Received perfect scores in Stage Management and was named National Qualifier
Caroline Cresap – Received perfect scores in Contrasting Monologues and named National Qualifier
Kassidy Hall – National Qualifier in Contrasting Monologues
Lillian Stalder – National Qualifier in Solo Musical Theatre
Ethan Stagg – All-Star Troupe Display Winner
Ryann McClure & Ja’Myrea Foreman – Selected to Improv All-Star Cast
National Qualifiers in Group Musical Theatre:
Courtney Anderson, Kenny Collins, and Andon Mounts – Selected for and performed with the All-State Cast in front of 7,000 delegates
The cast and crew of Sense and Sensibility won six awards:
Joey Fields – Best Supporting Actor – Sense and Sensibility – Play Marathon
Brennan Bankston – Best Cameo – Sense and Sensibility – Play Marathon
During the same school board meeting, the ZHS football team was honored for winning the 2021 LHSAA 5A State Championship. Along with Head Coach David Brewerton, team captains Carlton Johnson, Connor Wisham, Emauri Sibley, Charles Robertson, and Eli Holstein were in attendance as representatives of their team.
The Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association selected several ZHS football players to honor at the Class 5A level. The LSWA recognized Eli Holstein as the LSWA Outstanding Offensive Player & LSWA 1st Team All-State, Charles Robertson as LSWA 1st Team All-State, Kameron Hamilton as LSWA 1st Team All-State, Kylin Jackson as LSWA 1st Team All-State, and Riley Howard and Connor Wisham as LSWA Honorable Mention All-State.
Not only were these talented young men honored by the LWSA, but their head coach was as well. Coach David Brewerton was deservedly named 2021 LSWA Coach of the Year.
Superintendent Devillier and Coach Brewerton both thanked the ZHS football team captains and the ZHS drama group for how well they represent their school, their families, and the entire community as well as acknowledging their dedication. There was also mention of the many compliments received about these students from others outside of the district.
The school board inquired about senior football player Jordan Williams and his LHSAA All-Academic Award. Coach Brewerton proudly shared that Jordan had the required 4.0 GPA and was honored at halftime during the state championship game in the Superdome. Jordan also scored one of the touchdowns that led the Broncos to clinch the state title that night.
Superintendent Devillier thanked the parents/guardians for their invaluable support of their children’s programs, and the students for working so diligently for their achievements. The district is so proud of these hard-working students and their coaches, teachers, and parents who spend countless hours with them to ensure their success.
Both groups have exciting things happening next week. Several of the ZHS Bronco Football players will be signing to play at the college level on Wednesday, February 2nd and the ZHS Drama department will begin their performances of Cinderella on February 4th.