By Devon Sanders, LSU Manship School News Service
Thomas Poché set a goal for himself after his freshmen year at Abbeville High.
He would add something to his plate each year, a new challenge.
“I was just in band,” Poché said. “I wanted to do more.”
During this sophomore year he began playing tennis. He took up chorus during his junior year. Poché, who all the while maintained a 4.0 GPA, said he wanted to end up as a well-rounded student by the time he became a senior.
MAURICE — Upgrades are being planned for the Village of Maurice’s water and sewer systems.
Construction of a new sewer plant will be completed sometime in 2020, while improvements to the water system will be made prior to that time.
At its regular meeting on Jan. 24, the Maurice Board of Aldermen agreed on a resolution declaring the intent to issue not exceeding $8,620,000 of sewer revenue bonds. The board made a similar move last October when it issued $3 million in bonds for water system improvements.
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.