Lorie LeDoux, left, Highland Elementary principal, accepts a certificate from Ginger LeCompte, executive director of the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, naming the school as The Leader in Me participant. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Highland is one of 4 schools tapped for leadership program

Highland Elementary is one of four St. Landry Parish elementary schools selected for a leadership program intended to transform schools by instilling leadership skills into students.
The pilot program through the St. Landry Parish-Evangeline United Way and the United Way of Acadian was announced at Thursday’s meeting of the St. Landry Parish School Board.
The other elementary schools to participate are North and Grolee in Opelousas and Lawtell Elementary.

Ben Broussard, the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association’s director of marketing and membership development,

Speaker: Trump presidency exciting for oil and gas industry

Despite challenges for the oil and gas industry, a Donald Trump presidency is giving the industry hope of rebounding with the help of an executive branch that’s friendlier to business, an industry marketing director says.
Ben Broussard, the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association’s director of marketing and membership development, spoke April 26 during the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.

Acadia superintendent praises election results

The Acadia Parish School Board quickly ran through committee recommendations.
And, in the end, Superintendent John Bourque expressed his thanks to all those who helped the district continue levying vital millages.
“The election results were super,” said Bourque. “It’s really a good reflection of the board and the things we do for (education here).
“Our job is to continue to prove to the taxpayers that we will keep working to the best of our ability.”

Hurricane predictions just below average

Forecasters are predicting slightly below average storm activity for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but say coastal residents should prepare for the worst as the chance of a dangerous storm developing is always possible.
Researchers at Colorado State University anticipate that the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below average activity. The season begins June 1 and ends November 30. Philip J. Klotzbach and Michael M. Bell of university’s atmospheric science department authored the report released April 6.

St. Ed spring fair on tap

St. Edmund Catholic School is holding its spring fair Friday through Sunday at the campus at 331 North 3rd St.
The school’s largest fundraiser will provide family fun events such as fair rides; a variety of foods, including boiled crawfish, shrimp and crawfish, fried fish, burgers and fries, cotton candy and funnel cakes; kids’ games and activities; live auction; bingo; Blue Jay Boutique; and a 5K Color Fun Run/1 Mile walk.
Friday fair hours are from 5 to 9 p.m.


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