Riverdale Students Shine in Many Areas

By Molly Seales

This past week has been an exciting week for several of our Riverdale Academy students.  On Saturday, May 1, senior Brennan Edie participated in his final MAIS track meet in Jackson, MS.  Brennan was up against the best of the best and placed 5th in the 200 meter dash, posting his best career time in the event.

On the same day, 7th grader Alaina Boyd attended the Louisiana State Fair Spring Livestock Show with her Brahman bull and heifer. Her bull was in class 17 grey bull, and she won 3rd place in that class.  Her heifer was in class 3 gray heifer, and she placed 9th in that class.  For showmanship, Alaina and her bull Marshmallow placed 4th.

7th grader Ayla Knotts has also had an exciting weekend.  She and her competitive cheer team, Louisiana Rebel All Stars Team Courage, qualified for Summit competition at Walt Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. In the preliminaries on Saturday, her team had an amazing routine and hit zero deductions, which qualified them for the finals on Sunday. In the finals on Sunday, Team Courage also hit zero deductions and brought home an outstanding 14th place out of 75 teams from the USA competing.

Not only are these students outstanding in their extracurricular activities; they are also outstanding in academics.  Brennan, Alaina, and Ayla all have a 4.0 grade point average this year. Congratulations to all three of them!