Weston High School names 2022-23 Students of the Year

 Weston High School has announced the selection of 2022-23 Student of the Year for the senior high, junior high, and elementary divisions. Selected as the senior high representative is Dillon Pardue, with  Ty Henderson being named in the junior high division and Rachel Bandy being chosen as the elementary honoree.

Dillon Pardue – Weston High School 12th grade Student of the Year.

Dillon, shown in the banner above, is the seventeen-year-old son of David and Cindy Pardue of Weston. He is a senior at Weston High School and maintains a 4.0 GPA. He will represent the Senior Class on the Homecoming on Friday. He runs cross country and track at WHS. He recently ran in the state meet and was awarded the LHSAA Academic All-State Award in cross country for maintaining a 4.0 or higher GPA during high school while participating in varsity athletics. He is also in Gifted and Talented Art and Music and enjoys drawing, painting, and singing.

Dillon attends Hodge United Pentecostal Church where he is active in the adult and youth choir. He also assists in teaching the students with special needs in Sunday school and is a Kid’s Praise Leader, which is the children’s group at church. In the Louisiana District UPC, Dillon serves in the capacity of an All-State Choir member and he also participates in multiple youth summer camps both as a camper and as a leader.

He enjoys serving on the Student Action Leadership Team, and for three years been a part of the summer drama at “Kid’s Kamp” at the UPC Campgrounds in Tioga. He has worked in the drama as a backstage and prop assistant, as well as an actor and singer. Dillon also is a group leader at KidZone, a three-day, children’s church camp. He also works part-time at the Weston Wolf Stop. During his free time, Dillon likes to write. One of his dreams includes becoming a published author.

Plans after high school include participating in our church camps, leading youth groups, singing, and ministering through drama this summer again in Tioga. Then he plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he will pursue a degree in pharmacy.

Ty Henderson- Weston High School 8th grade Student of the Year

Ty is the 8th-grade son of Josh and Melinda Henderson. Ty maintains a 4.0 GPA and is an exceptional student. He is a member of the junior high baseball and basketball teams for Weston. He also competes in junior varsity basketball and varsity baseball for the Wolves. Ty is the Jr. Beta President and an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he looks forward to the monthly volleyball competitions. Recently, Ty attended YEC with the youth group and also helped in the outreach program, Operation Christmas Child. In his spare time, Ty enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and hanging out with his friends.

Rachel Bandy-Weston High School 5th grade Student of the Year

Rachel is the 5th-grade daughter of Michelle Walker and William Bandy. Rachel has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout all grades in school. Rachel is currently a member of the Louisiana Gunsmoke 11U travel team where she plays centerfield and pitches. She received game MVP 2 times throughout the season which allowed her to participate in the Louisiana All-State showcase tournament in Alexandria. Rachel also participates in the Jackson Parish recreation softball league where she has made the All-Star team for the past 3 years. She was named player of the game in the All-Star tournament this past summer in Broussard, LA. Rachel is a member of 4-H where she participated in the 4-H cooking class and the 4-H Holiday cooking contest and won 3 rd place in the pie division. Rachel is an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church with whom she attended her first church camp at Seeker Springs this past summer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing crafts, reading, and swimming.

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