McDonogh 35 High School Students Honored By Orleans Parish School Board

(L-R): Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) board members Woody Koppel, Leslie Ellison and Nolan Marshall; Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr.; McDonogh 35 High School seniors Gyrell Gooden and Kendra Wells; and OPSB board members Sarah Usdin, Cynthia Cade, President Seth Bloom and John Brown Sr. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

NEW ORLEANS – For the first time, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) recognized two graduating seniors of McDonogh 35 High School, Kendra Wells and Gyrell Gooden, who are graduating with both a high school diploma and associate degree in applied science from Nunez Community College.

         This announcement was made during OPSB’s May board meeting held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

         “We are extremely proud of this remarkable achievement earned by our students and congratulate them on their success,” said OPSB Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. “Kendra and Gyrell have gone above and beyond our expectations, completing both high school and college-level course work, and serve as examples of exceptional scholarship and dedication. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish next and extend our congratulations to their families and teachers.”

         To achieve these dual successes, both students were assisted by McDonogh 35 faculty members in physics, chemistry, statistics, industrial operations and process technology courses to prepare for careers in process technology and other operations.

         This fall, Wells plans to attend Nicholls State University and Gooden plans to attend Clark Atlanta University as incoming freshmen.

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