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DeSoto Schools Announce 12th Grade Student of the Year: Colbren Thomas from Mansfield…
This is a brief excerpt from the biographical sketch that Colbren Thomas submitted for judging at the parish level. He now goes on to compete in regionals.
My name is Colbren Thomas, and I am the 17 year old son of Freddie and Barbara Thomas. I attend Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Louisiana. I have one older brother, Freddie Thomas, Jr.; he is 24 years old and attends Northwestern State University in Shreveport. I have one living grandparent, Mandy Thomas.
Success is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day-by-day, by the help of those special loved ones around you. In high school, I have been focused and determined to meet all of my goals. I joined as many clubs and school organizations as possible, such as, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), 4-H, Wolverine Green, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Beta, Spanish Club, JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates), and the baseball team. I kept my grades high and always worked hard, but I still felt as if I could do more. I was also class president. With this role of leadership, I felt that I could possibly do more now for my class and school. From there, I became the first African-American president of the largest district in Louisiana, covering North Louisiana to Alexandria.
I have led a service project, which was to bring canned good items to our district convention, so that the items could be given to the local food pantries in Shreveport. I also participated in the Relay for Life program sponsored by the Beta Club at my school. As an FBLA member, I have also participated in efforts to raise money for the March of Dimes Foundation. Also, as the newly elected president of JAG, I supervised my first charity event, Pennies for Patients. Last year, I was sworn in as junior deacon at my church, Zion Hill Baptist Church Number 1. Our mission is to go to the nursing homes and visit the elderly every month. We also provide communion at the nursing home, mostly to our members and to other Christian brothers and sisters who are willing. This year, the Louisiana Association of Student Councils state charity event will be to donate bed linens to local homeless shelters.
I have been accepted to University of Louisiana in Monroe and Northwestern State University. I plan to major in pre-Pharmacy the first four years of college and continue on to get my doctorate of pharmacy (Pharm D).
Many people and events have shaped the person that I am today. These individuals and events have left positive influences on my life. So, to what factors do I attribute my success? I attribute it to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and all the people He has put in my life to be by my side and guide me. I thank Him for all of the teachers and loved ones who have come in and out of my life.
DeSoto Arts Council Gallery
The Student Art Wall is alive with activity for the month of Match as Judy Johnson, gifted art teacher for DeSoto parish, brings us a vibrant display of her students' talent. "We have done some in depth studies in a value and texture using bromeliads, owls,and squirrels as our subjects. We are also increasing the size of our paper and canvasses," comments Ms Johnson. She adds that her students have also done creative works featuring ladies in hats and animals in crayon/India ink batik. Come view the works by the students of DeSoto Parish School System at the DeSoto Arts Council gallery in Grand Cane and prepare to be wowed! Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 10-3 and Saturday from 10-4.
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