Outstanding Seniors

The Outstanding Senior Award is a recognition given by the Academic Games Leagues of America at its annual national tournament. Outstanding Senior Awards are given to those Academic Gamers who have enviable competitive records and have given of themselves to promote the spirit of Academic Games in their own schools and leagues. These individuals exhibit the highest qualities of character and sportsmanship.

Below is the list of students from Louisiana recognized as Outstanding Seniors by the Academic Games Leagues of America.

YEAR RECIPIENT(S) SCHOOL AREA
2015 JOSEPH ARRIGO Brother Martin High New Orleans
2014 MARGARET DOWLING Mount Carmel Academy New Orleans
  TAYLOR GLORIOSO Mount Carmel Academy New Orleans
2013 KEVIN WANG Ben Franklin High New Orleans
2012 JORDAN HOLMER Jesuit High New Orleans
  RIDWAN SYED Haynes Academy Jefferson Parish
  DUSTIN WRIGHT Haynes Academy Jefferson Parish
2011 ISAAC RODRIGUEZ Haynes Academy Jefferson Parish
2010 UDAY NANDIPATI Ben Franklin High New Orleans
  RACHEL RIBANDO GROS LSMSA Natchitoches
2009 DWAYNE FONTENETTE Ben Franklin High New Orleans
  JONATHAN PALAZZOLO Chalmette High St. Bernard Parish
  ADIL YOUSUF Grace King High Jefferson Parish
2008 RYAN GREGOIRE Chalmette High St. Bernard Parish
  ALEX WENDLING Chalmette High St. Bernard Parish
2007 LAURA GILLEN Andrew Jackson High St. Bernard Parish
2006 JACK TORRES St. Bernard High St. Bernard Parish
2005 JONATHAN BENNETT Grace King High Jefferson Parish
  KIMBERLY SEVIN L.W. Higgins High Jefferson Parish
2004 MEGHAN JARMAN Andrew Jackson High St. Bernard Parish
  NICHOLAS LALLA DeLaSalle High New Orleans
2002 YANNA GAMBLE Andrew Jackson High St. Bernard Parish
  CRAIG ZELLER Brother Martin High New Orleans
2001 MICHAEL BADEAUX Brother Martin High New Orleans
2000 BARRY BRUNET Brother Martin High New Orleans
1998 TASHA BREAUX Ehret High Jefferson Parish
1996 ANDY MESSINA Brother Martin High New Orleans
1994 BRANDI WIEBERG Ben Franklin High New Orleans
1992 ART TONTIPLAPHOL Jesuit High New Orleans
1986 STEVE LOMBARDO Brother Martin High New Orleans
1977 MEL NETZHAMMER Rummel High New Orleans
1973 DON BAGERT Brother Martin High New Orleans

*Until 1986, only one Senior player was recognized. Through 1991, the National Tournaments were held under the auspices of the National Academic Games Project.