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Tri-Parish residents among philanthropists honored by Community Foundation of Acadiana

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards recipients pose for a photo with their awards at the annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Back row, from left, are Roy Poché, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Phil Haney, Iberia Parish award recipient; Alex Voorhies with Chevron – Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, corporate award recipient; Dr. Alan M. Hoberman, St. Mary Parish award recipient; James Devin Moncus, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Richard E. Zuschlag with Acadian Companies, corporate award recipient. Front row, from left, are Catherine Poché, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Reneé Haney, Iberia Parish award recipient; Peggy Gielen, Acadia Parish award recipient; John Daniel Gielen, III, Acadia Parish award recipient; N. R. Broussard, Vermilion Parish award recipient; Ruth Moncus, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Anita M. Fontenot, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Sue Soileau Brignac, St. Landry Parish award recipient. Not pictured is Dr. Mildred S. Christian (1942 – 2009), St. Mary Parish award recipient. (Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards recipients pose for a photo with their awards at the annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Back row, from left, are Roy Poché, St.

Success against truancy

Truancy rates for Eunice’s seven public schools have dropped since Eunice Police and school officials began a program that intervenes soon after a pattern of absences develops. Among the schools participating is Eunice High where administrators and police gathered for a photo on Tuesday. From left, are Sgt. Stephanie Myers, Principal Mitch Fontenot, Police Chief Randy Fontenot, Vice Principal Kristy McLemore and Vice Principal Brett Simien. (Photo by Harlan Kirga

Success against truancy

Superintendent eyes strategic plan, board retreat

St. Landry Parish Superintendent of Schools Patrick Jenkins, left, makes a point during a School Board committee meeting Monday in Opelousas. At right is School Board President Raymond Cassimere. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

New Superintendent Patrick Jenkins put a day long retreat for the St. Landry Parish School Board and development of a strategic plan on the board’s radar at a committee meeting Monday.

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