The VFW Americanism essay contest winners were named and honored during a banquet. Different category winners were recognized. Seated, from left, are Brooklyn Ortego, Troy LeDay Jr., and Joslyn Speckate. In back, from left, are Bernita Briscoe, Auxiliary treasurer; Kiersten Guillory, Aubrei Guillory, Sara Lanthier, Linda Thibodeaux, Auxiliary president; and Roger Veillon, VFW commander. (Submitted Photos)

Americanism essay contest winners were named last week at an annual awards banquet. Seated, from left, are Lauren McGee, Millie Miller, Lillian Field and Kaidynce Manuel. In back, from left are Briscoe, William McLemore, Vivian Mire, Annie Huckaby, Madison Eckholdt, Thibodeaux, and Veillon.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art winners were named during a banquet sponsored by VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary. Seated, from left, are Alisyn Beard, Abigail Miller and Annie Huckaby. In back are Post and Auxiliary members, left, Briscoe, Thibodeaux and Veillon.

William McLemore, a senior at Eunice High School, was recognized and honored as Scout of the Year. From left are Gene Olivier, District 7 commander; McLemore; and Roger Veillon, Post commander.

VFW Post 8971 honors Americanism essay winners

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8971 and Ladies Auxiliary each year host and sponsor an Americanism essay contest for Eunice students.
Students from all Eunice elementary, junior high and high schools enter and participate in the contest.
First, second and third place winners were awarded for their creativity and originality of the essays and drawings. They received cash and trophies.
The awards ceremony was held April 11 at the Eunice VFW 190 E. Hall.
Some of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8971 and Auxiliary members were present and awarded each student.

Students of the Month at Glendale Elementary

Glendale Elementary students were recently awarded prizes for Student of the Month. Each student received a medal, certificate, pencil and a treat. Students, in random order, are Ta’nia Shillow, Cailee Guillory, Brilynn Nguyen, Garrett Hogg, Logan Turner, Addisyn Myers, Tiana Orlando, Braylin Fontenot, Kyndalyn Robert, Anamya Shell, Ta’Corious Cesar, Emma Reed and Elijah Ceasar. (Submitted Photo)

Attention all graduating seniors

Graduation is right around the corner and much is needed ahead of time for the newspaper’s special graduation edition.
Eunice High and St. Edmund seniors are to email their senior bios.
Information should include: name, school, parents’ name, home phone number, activities (include years involved), awards (at school only), and plans after graduation.
This information can be emailed to:
Deadline is May 1.
No late entries will be accepted.

NAUW Eunice Branch held its annual Women In History program recently. Seated, from left, are, Ardessie Francois, Sevarine Rideau, Gerrell Charles, April G. Leday, Paula H. Anderson and Denise W. Antoine, Branch 2018 Woman-of-the-Year. Standing, from left, are, Patricia D. Harrison, Keristian Edwards, Henrietta Dupre, Shakonda Arvie, Turquois Guillory, Chiquita M. Thomas, Betty V. Jordan, committee chairperson, Lelia B. Adams and Carolyn Baldwin, branch president. (Submitted Photo)

NAUW sponsors Women in History

From a simple school program of recognizing and honoring the achievements of the women in the community of Sonoma, California in 1978 and in 1980 President Jimmy Carter issuing a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week we come to the Eunice Branch National Association of University Women sponsoring their “Annual Women In History” Program.
During this time, women in the community of Eunice are recognized for their contributions to the development and building of the history of the city.


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