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Cecil Picard Elementary 2017-2018 Student of the Year, Hailey Lattero (second from left), was recently recognized during a school assembly. To be considered for SOY a student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher and score at high levels on standardized tests. The student must display character which includes self-confidence, effort, attitude, relationships with peers and respect for adults. This student has exhibited these attributes and will represent the school at the parish level. Hailey is actively involved in band, 4-H, and Beta. She is pictured with Cecil Picard principal (left) Paulette Gaspard and her parents Megan Bobo and Christian Lattero.

The 2018 Rene Rost Elementary Student of the Year is selected from our fifth grade class.
This year, the winner is Claire Louise Richard. She is the daughter of Brandi Gaspard and Jeremy Richard.
Claire is an active member of the Rene Rost 4-H and also the RMS Jr. Beta Club. Her extracurricular activities include dancing and softball. She plays the clarinet in the RMS Band. Claire and also enjoys baking. She has participated in pageants and was La Reign de Mardi Gras Queen in 2016. She has maintained Principal’s List throughout her fifth grade school year at Rene Rost.
The 2018 Rene Rost Middle School Student of the Year is selected from our eighth grade class. This year, the winner is Claire Elizabeth Guidry.
She is the daughter of Shannan and Mike Guidry.
Claire is the Rene Rost 4-H Health Chairman, Student Council Vice President, and also the RMS Jr. Beta Club Vice President.
She enjoys dancing classes outside of school. She plays the saxophone in the RMS Band and is a Rene Rost cheerleader. Claire spends much of her free time bonding with her family.
She has maintained Principal’s List throughout her eighth grade school year at Rene Rost.

Students of the Year

Kaplan High School cheerleaders and a Rene Rost Middle School cheerleader, were part of the more than 500 cheerleaders from across the country that represented Varisty Spirit in the in the 2017 Thanksgiving Tour at Walt Disney World in Florida. Only the top ten percent of the cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit Camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber. Attending were (l-r) Sidney Dartez, Krislyn Trahan, Lauren Fulkerson (back) Jaida Abshire, Bethany Sistrunk Chloe Suire and Caily Simon. All are seniors at Kaplan High School with the exception of Krislyn Trahan who is an eighth grader at Rene Rost Middle School.

KHS cheerleaders participated in the 2017 Thanksgiving Tour at Walt Disney World in Florida

T.J. and Nona Prejean of Cow Island celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The two were married on December 28, 1947. The couple has three children, the late Glenwood Prejean, Danny Prejean and Becky Prejean; 16 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchilren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Prejeans celebrate 70 years of marriage

iTna Trahan (Support Person of the Year), Amanda Duhon (Jr. High Teacher of the Year), Lana Tina Trahan started substitute teaching in 1997 and is Teacher Aide certified. Tina then became a contract part time secretary for a few years then full time since 2010. Tina is married to Samuel Trahan of Abbeville. She has two boys, Sammy Trahan Jr. and Corey Trahan. She is the daughter of the late Barbara Northcutt Connor and the late Jimmy Graves Sr.

FIEB teachers and support person of the year

Tina Trahan started substitute teaching in 1997 and is Teacher Aide certified. Tina then became a contract part time secretary for a few years then full time since 2010. Tina is married to Samuel Trahan of Abbeville. She has two boys, Sammy Trahan Jr. and Corey Trahan. She is the daughter of the late Barbara Northcutt Connor and the late Jimmy Graves Sr.

Mrs. Jacob Nelson Trahan

Ahna Bergeron - Jacob Trahan joined in marriage

Miss Ahna Maria Bergeron and Mr. Jacob Nelson Trahan were united in marriage on Saturday, October 28, 2107, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Abbeville.
The 7 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Father Gregory Cormier, Alan Stakes, brother-in-law of the bride.
Ceremony readings were given by Julie Trahan, sister-in-law of the groom.
The bride is the daughter of Celina and Guy Bergeron of Erath, La. Her grandparents are the late Doris and Iry Melancon of Erath and Wilda Leblanc and the late Avery Bergeron of Abbeville, La.

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