This is a written yearly report by Shannon Neveaux, who is the president of Friends of Palmetto State Park.
ERATH — On a given day at Erath Middle School, you may see Zachary Broussard picking up trash off the ground during his lunch break.
Broussard, an eighth grader, is not taking part in some sort of punishment. Rather, he is simply trying to make his school a better place.
It is one of the many attributes that has gone into Broussard being named the Vermilion Parish Middle School Student of the Year.
“This is a big honor for me,” Broussard said. “I thought I did well in the interview, so I thought I had a chance, but I didn’t think that I would win.
If there is a secret to success for Cameron Soirez, it is some simple advise his parents gave him.
“They always encourage me to work as hard as I can,” Soirez said, “and to just be myself.”
That advise has worked just fine for Soirez, a fifth-grade student at LeBlanc Elementary School, so much so, that he has some hardware to prove it.
The Vermilion Parish School District recently announced Soirez as the Vermilion Parish Elementary Student of the Year. Soirez is the son of Jeremy and Dr. Kayla Soirez.
Abbeville Police are investigating a homicide after a deadly shooting early Wednesday morning.
Just after 12 a.m. on Feb. 7, the Abbeville Police Department responded to a complaint of shots fired in the area of Graceland Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Upon the officers’ arrival, they observed a person, later identified as Marlon Brown, 37, of Abbeville, suffering from a gunshot wound.
The officers and medics attempted CPR and transported Brown to Abbeville General, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
After a 4-3 vote, Whitney “Jean” Broussard, Jr. was named the school board member in District E. He becomes only the third person to represent the district in 24 years.
He takes over the chair after long-time school board member Anthony Fontana resigned last month.
Voting for Broussard were Chris Gautreaux, Chris Hebert, Stacy Landry and JP Moreno. Voting against him were Laura LeBeouf and Sara Duplechain.
He spent 20 years in the United States Air Force. where he dealt with accounting and finances.