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Thomas Poché is the Vermilion Parish High School Student of the Year. Pictured from left to right: Paul Hebert - Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Belisa Smith - Assistant Principal, Thomas Poche, Jerome Puyau - Superintendent, Ward Courville - Assistant Principal.

Abbeville’s Thomas Poché named Vermilion Parish High School Student of the Year

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.

Changes proposed for water, sewer rates in Maurice

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.

Superintendent Jerome Puyau, Erath Middle Assistant Principal Marlene Primeaux and Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert (L-R) present Zachary Broussard with his award for Parish Middle School Student of the Year.

Erath Middle’s Zachary Broussard named Parish Student of the Year

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.

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