St. Edmund Catholic School students participated in the VFW Post 8971 annual essay contest. The theme for the essay was “How I Honor Veterans,” for three fifth-grade students. Avery McGee, a senior, won first place at the local level, first place at district and fifth place at state for “Voice of Democracy essay. Jillian DeVillier, a sixth grader, won the VFW Patriot’s Pen award; and fourth grader Craig Dupre placed third in his category. From left are Vivian Broussard, Preslee Perron, Landen Marcantel, Avery McGee and Jillian DeVillier, and not pictured is Craig Dupre.
Glendale Elementary honored its Students of the Week for Feb. 18-22. From left, are, Brian Leger, Mimi Jack, Mar’Kaylah Turner, Toni Cruz, Barretta Collins, Austin Clavier, Kyndalyn Robert, Wesley Fontenot, Dallas Rougeau, Alayna Hebert, Katlyn Klumpp, Wailen Leitz, Alejandro Enriquez, Hayden Lafleur and Brailyn Boulet. (Submitted photo)
East Elementary students were treated to entertainment by Jo Jo Reed, right, and Tommy Wheeler recently. Also playing with them was East Elementary’s kindergarten student, Braeden Richard. In addition to the entertainment, Reed encouraged students to strive to be great. (Submitted photo)
Dads With Kids donated a new sign at Highland Elementary as part of a beautification project. Helping Highland’s janitor David Crader put up the sign are students, from left, Jonathan Leday, Kentrell Guillory and DeVontae Johnson. (Photo submitted)
By: Darrel LeJeune
Editor and As shared by Kaylin Fontenot, niece
“100 and Fabulous” were the words printed on the sash that Thea Ashford wore at her 100th birthday party.
A lifelong resident of the Duralde area between Basile and Eunice, Miss Thea has lived her entire life as a single woman, sharing her love with her family and friends.