National Merit Finalist
Cedar Creek senior Sarfraz Ahmed has been named a National Merit Finalist.
Ahmed is one of the academically talented high school seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some $33 million in scholarships.
He was among some 1.6 million juniors who entered the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
FBLA got down to some serious business at the Future Business Leaders’ District Conference.
Almost 50 of the more than 80 students who represented Cedar Creek have qualified for the state competition in March. The club finished with 10 first-place finishes.
Cedar Creek School has been named the Sweepstakes Winner for Division IV of the Literary Rally for the 13th year in a row. Our delegates, parents and teachers are to be commended for their hard work and dedication. These Division IV winners have earned an invitation to State Literary or Music Rally in April at LSU in Baton Rouge.
Cedar Creek Junior Anna Katherine Tollett, 16, has been named one of Louisiana’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
She is one of only two recognized in the state.
As a state honoree, Tollett will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense paid trip in May to Washington, D.C., where she will join the other top honorees from each of the other states for four days of national recognition events.
West Point Commitment
Cedar Creek’s Nicholas Slusher committed to playing football for the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The 6-foot-4, 236-pound senior also had offers from Air Force, ULM and Northwestern State.
During his final year at Cedar Creek, the defensive end compiled 64 tackles, five sacks and 13 TFL's, while maintaining 4.48 GPA (weighted)/4.0 (unweighted). Nick has been named All-District, All-State, All Northeast, All-Area, Elite 22, and Fred Dean Defensive Player of the year over his career. He will graduate CC with the career sack record.
Excelling at IXL
Cedar Creek’s sixth graders who are involved in the school’s Language Arts IXL program successfully completed more than 100,000 ELA questions. IXL is an iPad app that our students use in several classes that provides them with interactive content to promote mastery in various subjects.
More than 30 Cedar Creek 4th and 5th grade students have been invited to participate in the 36th annual Talent Search through the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students are identified based on qualifying scores that are at or above the 95th percentile earned on a recent grade-level standardized test. This select group has been identified as students who would benefit from participation in a program for academically talented students.
Eleven Cedar Creek students (current and 2016 graduates) have received the College Board AP Scholar Awards based on their outstanding performance on the 2016 Advanced Placement Exams.
Kathryn Bryan, Samantha Funderburk, Irene Hild, Madison Hoffman, Nikki Mallepalli, Nicholas Slusher and Mary Tyler Storms earned the AP Scholar Award, which is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Brooke Evans earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Sarfraz Ahmed, Brandon Carroll, and Ethan Hunt earned the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
The College Board’s AP Program and Cedar Creek School provide willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams