By David Jacobs | The Center Square
With a shared mission and vision to enhance the Vermilion parish community, it made perfect sense for Pastor Walter August, Jr., senior pastor and chairperson of Bethel’s Place, to collaborate with Williams Scholar Academy (WSA) on his latest construction endeavor.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Education announced changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), which provides federal funds to help low-income working families pay for child care. The changes, approved during today’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting, enable more Louisiana families to afford and qualify for child care assistance.
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As I poke around among stories and recollections of times gone by, I am continually reminded of how isolated much of south Louisiana was before highways began to connect us, and that our isolation lasted for a good deal longer than we might expect.
That especially applies to places like Cheniere au Tiger, which still has no road, and Pecan Island, which wasn’t connected with the rest of the world by even a shell road until the 1950s. That separation created situations we can hardly imagine today.
Cecil Picard Elementary’s Avery Folsom is the Vermilion Parish Elementary Student of the Year. She is joined by Madeline Dehart, Superintendent Tommy Byler, CPE Principal Paulette Gaspard and Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert.
FIEB’s Bryce Trahan is the Vermilion Parish Middle School Student of the Year. He is joined by (L-R) Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert, FIEB Principal Patricia Gaspard, Superintendent Tommy Byler and Madeline Dehart, who organizes the Student of the Year program.
Erath High’s Jon-Michael Shiner is the Vermilion Parish High School Student of the Year. Shiner is joined by (L-R) Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert, EHS Assistant Principal Belisa Smith, EHS Principal Marc Turner, Superintendent Tommy Byler and Madeline Dehart, who organizes the Student of the Year Program.
This has not be an easy school year by any stretch, but so many students in Vermilion Parish have continued to shine bright.
Last week, the Vermilion Parish School System honored three of its brightest.
Cecil Picard Elementary’s Avery Folsom has been named Vermilion Parish Elementary Student of the Year. Forked Island E. Broussard’s Bryce Trahan is the Vermilion Parish Middle School Student of the Year. Rounding out the honorees is Erath High’s Jon Michael Shiner, the Vermilion Parish High School Student of the Year.