Student Spotlight

Some of the best students and teachers in Louisiana are right here in Gueydan, and we think they deserve some recognition, so this is our chance to get to know them a little better. This is our Student Spotlight on Jesse Owens 4th Grader McKenzi Gums.

What's your name?


Do you have a nickname? 


What grade are you in?

4th Grade

Are you a part of any clubs or activities here at Jesse Owens?


What do you love about being at JOES?

I love reading

What's your favorite class this year?


Who's your favorite teacher you've ever had at Jesse Owens? What did you love about being in their class?

Mrs. Stacie she was nice

What's your favorite school lunch?


What event(s) do you look forward to the most at school every year and why? 

4H because it is fun

If you could pick any 3 Jesse Owens students to go with you on a cross country road trip, who would they be? Where would you go?

Charleigh, Ava, Corlin to Las Vegas

What's your favorite memory of elementary school so far?

The coloring in kindergarten

Do you have any favorite movies or songs? What are they?

The circle, Country Man

If you could give one piece of advice to future students, what would it be?

To pass all the grades

Do you have any interests or hobbies outside of school?


What are your goals for the future?

To go to work and be an athlete