Attention all graduating seniors

Graduation is approaching soon 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 needed: 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.

The Best Female and Male Dancers received a trophy during the COA Mardi Gras Dance, and winners were, left, Shirley Trahan and Wallace Trahan.

Winning the Most Traditional Costume was Christy Manuel, left, and the Most Prettiest Costume award went to Olita Bordelon. (Photos by Myra Miller)

The 2019 King and Queen of COA Mardi Gras Dance crowned, left, James Shelburn and Queen Grace Shelburn.

The annual St. Landry COA Mardi Gras Dance

The annual St. Landry COA Mardi Gras Dance was held Monday afternoon at the Northwest Community Center.
Seniors danced to live entertainment by Big J. & The Zydeco Dog Pound and enjoyed refreshments and gumbo.
Awards and trophies were presented to the Most Traditional and Prettiest Costume, the King and Queen and the Best Dancing Male & Female.

Captain Pedigo, a 3-year-old Pug, captured first place during the third annual Parade of Paws held Saturday. From left are his family, Ashton Pedigo, left, Parker Pedigo, and Tiffany W. Pedigo of Eunice.

Remie Fontenot, a 3-month-old Maltese breed, took second place and won a ribbon, “Totally Unpredictable” at the annual Parade of Paws parade Saturday. Remie’s owner is Leslie Fontenot. (Photos by Myra Miller)

The Most Creative ribbon and winning third place in the Parade of Paws was Akali Mouton, an 8-month-old American Pitt bull breed. Owner is Cescalie D. Mouton.

Tucker, a 7-year-old male Schnauzer, won The Cajun Classic choice ribbon. His owner is Ching Wasmuth. The third annual canine parade drew in 15 participants.

The Brown family paraded in the annual Parade of Paws. Henry, a 10-month-old Great Dane, Retriever Poodle mix, won the Mayor’s Choice ribbon. He walked with his family, left, Baylor Brown, Ella Brown, and Rex Brown.

'Who Let the Dogs Out?' third annual Parade of Paws

One may ask “Who let the Dogs Out?” Saturday afternoon as the third annual Parade of Paws parade of canines walked past South Second Street.
The third annual Parade of Paws was held Saturday afternoon at downtown Second Street.

The VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary honored students who placed in their annual Americanism essays contest. Students were awarded with cash prizes, plaques and trophies during a banquet. Seated, from left, are Jaylee Johnson, Gabriel Comeaux, Troyce Jackson, London Davy and Aiyana Guillory. In back, from left, are Kynadee Johnwell, Briley Leger, Desiree Arceneaux, Vivian Broussard and Preslee Perron. Not pictured is Craig Dupre. (Photos by Myra Miller)

Students who participated and placed in an Americanism essay contest, sponsored by the VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary, were recognized Tuesday evening during a banquet. Seated, from left, are Landen Marcantel, Jillian DeVillier, Madison Andrews, Avery McGee, and Emily Cormier. In back, from left, are London Davy and Briley Leger. Not pictured are Mykaila Powell and Caitlyn Sonnier.

Brennon Thompson was honored as Scout of the Year by the VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary during a banquet. Thompson is a senior at Iota High and the son of Dr. Jamie and Kim Thompson. From left are Gene Olivier, Thompson; and Terry Matte.

VFW Post and Auxiliary 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 Feb. 26 at the Eunice VFW 190 East Hall.

East Elementary finished up their Black History Month activities with an uplifting program for students. These second-grade students had the opportunity to perform a musical selection on their recorders as they were learning how to play under the direction of Band Director Lawrence Sassau. (Photo submitted)

Eunice Junior High band performs at East

The Eunice Junior High School Band recently performed at East Elementary during its Black History program. The band is under the direction of Lawrence Sassau. (Photo submitted)


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