Charlotte Detraz is officially sworn in as the new Vermilion Parish School Board member for District E during Thursday night’s School Board meeting. Detraz is joined by her husband, Johnny. School Board Attorney Justin Merritt conducts the swearing in. Detraz replaces Jean Broussard, who resigned from the board earlier this month.
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau, AHS Principal
Lyndelle Theriot, Shane Theall and Dream Teachers’ Amie Burton.
Abbeville High sent its graduates off into a bright future last Friday night.
Earlier in the week, one of the people who helped shape many of those futures received some well deserved recognition.
Shane Theall is one of the semifinalists for State Teacher of the Year. Amie Burton, Chairman of the Board of Dream Teachers, the organization that conducts the award, presented Theall, who teaches agriculture, welding and carpentry, with a gift honoring him as a semifinalist.
The Erath Aldermen will have a significant decision to make at next month’s meeting.
The five aldermen will have to decide if they want the town of Erath to inherit South Broadway Street (La. 685) and Lastie (the old Highway 14) from the state.
The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is in the process of trying to give away certain state highways to municipalities or government entities. One of those state highways is South Broadway, which runs through the town of Erath.
Left to Right: Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., Cleanest City Contest Co-chair Sandra Creswell, Chairman of the Deep South Region, Lena Bateman, Mayor Mark Piazza, Louisiana Garden Club Cleanest City Contest Chairperson Jean Gilstrap, Cleanest City Contest Co-chair Liz Gremilion and Councilman Francis Plaisance.
The City of Abbeville has been named in District III the Cleanest City in the State by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.
Mayor Mark Piazza and member of the Abbeville City Council accepted the State Title plaque Friday morning.
Abbeville competed in Category G which included Abbeville, Bogalusa, Jennings, Pineville, Reserve and West Monroe.
BATON ROUGE – LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10.
At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded, including several to graduates from Vermilion Parish.
LSU graduates from Vermilion Parish:
Sara Elizabeth Mire, Delcambre
College of Agriculture
Alyssa Naomi Veazey, Erath
College of Art & Design
Emily Ann Hebert, Abbeville
E. J. Ourso College of Business