Students at three Webster Parish schools will be looking at new faces in the administrative offices next year following a meeting of the parish school board Tuesday.
New administrators will be taking office at Doyline High School, North Webster Lower Elementary and E.S. Richardson Elementary.
Named principal at E.S. Richardson was Rita Banks. Banks, on recommendation of the personnel committee, was approved by a unanimous vote of the board. Bridgette Bridges, the recommended candidate for assistant principal at Doyline, was approved by an 8-4 vote of the board.
Ricky McWilliams was unanimously approved to take over the principal's job at North Webster Lower. McWilliams was nominated by school board member Bruce Williams.
Winners in the parish Accelerated Reader program were announced at Tuesday's meeting. Interim Personnel Director Charlotte Dean and librarians from winning students' schools made the cash presentations to top readers in elementary, middle school and high school divisions.
"The reading program helps increase the volume and range of student learning," Dean told board members. "Accelerated Reading also increases the student's vocabulary level. I think you will be impressed with the totals of our winners."
Winners from each parish school were introduced and were awarded $50 for their efforts. Overall winners in each division received $150.
Taking top honors in the elementary division with 522.4 points was Emma Greer, a fifth grader at E.S. Richardson. Middle School winner with 836.6 points was Justin Barnes, an eighth grader from Lakeside. Brianna Dunihue of Minden High School earned 900.3 points to capture honors in the high school division.
Top total points winner in the elementary division was J.L. Jones Elementary, while North Webster Jr. High netted 18,001.1 total points to not only win their division but lead all divisions. North Webster High School led the high school division with 16,851 points.