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Congratulations to 2013 Vermilion Parish Student of the Year Jordan Lange!

Jordan Lange, an Erath High School Senior was recently named the 2012-13 Vermilion Parish High Student of the Year. 

As a member of the Erath High Student Board for three years, he has served as Student Council President, Student Council President Elect, Senator and Representative. In other leadership school roles, he served as Class President and on the EHS Advisory Board for four years. He is also involved with the school’s Math Club as treasurer, and is on a number of school wide committees.

Lange’s active Beta Club roots go back to his middle school years.  He served as the Erath High Beta Club treasurer for three years. During 2012-13 he was elected and served as the Louisiana State Beta Club President.

This past January, he presided over the 2013 Louisiana Beta Convention and was also a Keynote Speaker, held at the Cajundome.  As state Beta President, he implemented the Louisiana Leukemia and Lymphoma Drive to raise money for the Louisiana Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Also at the state level, Lange was an active participant of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) which is a program ties the Louisiana Legislature with 21 students selected from across the State of Louisiana. The program was created by state lawmakers to facilitate the communication between teens and the legislature, as well as to give students an opportunity to become involved in state government.  He served on the Student Recognition Committee, as well as the Student Service Project Committee.

At the National level, in the summer of 2012, Lange participated in the National Beta Convention as a Candidate for National Office, as well as in the National/State Officers’ Training held in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  He has been also been actively involved with top national programs such as with Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Program and Broyhill Leadership Program during past summers.

Lange participates in various sports. He plays football, basketball, tennis, and is on both the cross country and track teams. In the fall, he was recognized at the Superdome for being on the All State Team Composite Team for both football and cross country. The school recently received news that he also made the All State Team Composite Team for basketball, as well.

The active teen also participated in A-HEC Summer Medical Internship Program this past summer. He was one of ten students from across Vermilion Parish selected to participate in the summer intern program.  This program allowed him to spend time in each of the departments at Abbeville General Medical Center and job shadow professionals in different medical specialties.

His community service activities include Make-A-Difference Day the past three years and the implementation of a community drive to recycle Mardi Gras beads and throws for the Bares Ranch.  Over 1,500 pounds of beads and throws were collected over the past years. In 2012, he helped implement Toy Drive for Tulane Medical Center to bring new toys to sick children at Tulane’s hospital in New Orleans.

Other events involved him in participating or facilitating community drives to collect supplies and donations for area charities such as, Toys for Tots, Bares Ranch Newspaper Drive, Food Net Canned Food Drive, Stuffed Animals for State Troopers, United Blood Services Drive, Book Drive, St. Jude’s Rally Drive, and local Nursing Home Supply Drive. He has also served as Fantasy Flight Volunteer, Erath 4th of July Volunteer to help in various capacities. He has also been involved in activities for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church through the years as well.

Has been accepted into the honors programs and received scholarship offers at Tulane University, LSU, and UL Lafayette Plans to attend college with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in History.

He is the son of Keith and Angela Lange of Erath

 

Erath High School

808 S. Broadway Street

Erath, LA 70533

Phone - 337-937-8451

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