Vermilion Parish Tourism Executive Director Alison Miller (middle) receives the award from Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Jill Kidder, president/CEO of the
Louisiana Travel Association.

Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission captures Louisiana Travel Association 2019 Louey Award

The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission as the winner of the Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year (budget up to $499,999) during its Annual Meeting on Jan. 24 in Alexandria.
The “Louey Awards” honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry

North Vermilion’s Caleb Reese

Mia Judge (left) agrees with Gabbie Bessard (right) that Caleb Reese’ idea to write to the School Board was “Crazy, but brave and needed.”

North Vermilion student pens letter to School Board

LEROY — North Vermilion High School student Caleb Reese recently arranged a letter to the Vermilion Parish School Board in hopes to make a difference in the ‘embarrassment’ it has caused for himself and potentially other students, parents, and teachers in the parish; a letter he decided to write after Parish Government Day.

Darnell Huntley

Judge rules Darnell Huntley can go before state parole board; he also apologizes to victim’s daughter for murder

Darnell Huntley of Abbeville had a good day on Jan. 31, 2019.
In a matter of 10 minutes, Huntley received forgiveness from the daughter of the lady he murdered in 1980, and he also learned he would go before the State Parole Board in hopes of one day getting out of jail.
Huntley, who murdered a 66-year-old Abbeville woman during an armed robbery in 1980, attended his resentencing hearing Thursday in the Vermilion Parish Courthouse.
Judge Jules Edwards ruled Huntley, who has been in prison since 1980, gets to have a parole hearing shortly.

Aubree Lange is joined by North Vermilion Assistant Principal Denise Lotief and North Vermilion Principal Tommy Byler.

North Vermilion's Lange named top High School Student in Vermilion Parish

LEROY — Aubree Lange was in for quite the surprise when her parents, the Superintendents and Principals interrupted her Biology class one morning. “Everyone just showed up, it took me a second to realize what was happening,” Lange said.
The 4.0 student was named Parish Student of the Year and not only represents North Vermilion High School, but Vermilion Parish High Schools as a whole. Lange has held her 4.0 GPA since Elementary school.


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