Hanson students place in powerlifting competition
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) welcomed the education-based sport of powerlifting to its lineup of sanctioned high school sports in which student-athletes were able to vie for LHSAA state championship titles. Prior to the 2012-13 school year, powerlifting was considered a non-sanctioned sport, and regional and state competitions were conducted and regulated mainly by the Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association (LHSPA). The state championships for all divisions of powerlifting were held March 14 – 16, 2013 at West Monroe High School in West Monroe, La. Hanson Memorial High School’s powerlifting team competed in the Class 1A state meet and the following student athletes placed in their respective weight classes: Caroline Soulis – 3rd place, Jeffery Soulis – State Runner Up; Bailey Stovall – State Runner Up and Charlotte Pillaro – State Runner Up.