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Lafayette Parish School System Million Word Achievers

Lafayette Parish School System superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard has sponsored a reading initiative to recognize students for their independent reading. Any students who reads one million or more words with 85% or better accuracy has been recognized by Dr. Aguillard as a “Million Word Achiever.” Word counts were tracked throughout the school year, beginning June 1, 2016, and ending April 28, 2017.

Certificates and T-shirts were awarded to any student who became a Million Word Achiever. The top students at each grade level district-wide were also recognized, as was the school with the most Million Word Achievers.

City of Carencro
Lafayette Schools Credit Union
LPSS Carol Ann Richard Media Center
OnCourse Systems
United Way of Acadiana

Top Million Word Achiever from LPSS for 2016-2017
Maggie Lai, Paul Breaux Middle, 7th grade, 13,444,761 words read

School with the most Million Word Achievers

Youngsville Middle School--130 students

Top Readers by grade level

1st--Zhiyi Cheng 1,319,739 words Woodvale Elementary
2nd--Aria Hogan 2,837,247 Ernest Gallet Elementary
3rd--Christian Brunet 6,687,451 L. Leo Judice Elementary
4th--Savannah Blanco 5,041,759 Woodvale Elementary
5th--Ruthie Roth 5,190,511 L. J. Alleman Middle
6th--Chloe LeBlanc 10,235,460 Paul Breaux Middle
7th--Maggie Lai 13,444,761 Paul Breaux Middle
8th--Rorisang Kgoadi 6,501,041 Youngsville Middle
9th--Mathieu Baudoin 4,127,486 Acadiana High
10th--Imani Leday 3,506,910 Acadiana High
11th-- Devon Begnaud, 3,585,277 Carencro High
12th--Valyric Dixon 1,932,497 Acadiana High

Total Million Word Readers for the District
934 students

Total Million Word Readers among District Staff Members (in participating schools)

Total Number of Words Read

Total Number of Students on Track to Meet Their Goal at Midterm
(While these students fell short of their goal on April 28th, many of them will reach 1 million words read by the end of May)

Total Number of Students Participating District-Wide