BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana education leaders announced the state's 2012 Student of the Year winners and honored 18 regional finalists. Among those honored, South Highlands Elementary fifth grader, Georgia Hilburn.
Hilburn is a straight A student and a participant in the Duke Talent Identification Program, according to the State Department of Education. She is also an avide reader and aspiring poet, receiving an Award of Merit in the Caddo Parish Teacher Association's Intermediate Reflections of Literature competition. Hilburn also won her school's 2011 D.A.R.E.