Students from Vermilion on McNeese State President’s list, honor roll

The President’s Honor List for the fall 2018 semester at McNeese State University has been announced. To be on the President’s Honor List, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average or better while carrying at least 15 semester hours. A senior eligible for graduation but carrying less than 15 hours is also provided that student was on the President’s Honor List the previous semester.

The President’s Honor List is as follows:

Shown receiving a large supply of food from Assistant Financial Officer and General Building Manager Gerald Gaspard (left)and Financial Officer Kirby Dubois (right) of Vermilion Post 29 is Seaman Hunter Wilcox (middle) of the U. S. Coast Guard Station Abbeville located at the Port of Vermilion.

Veterans help local Coast Guard members

Located at the Port of Vermilion is a small search and rescue station operated by a unit of the United States Coast Guard. USCG Station Abbeville is part of the U. S. Coast Guard’s 8th District of the New Orleans Sector and is the home port of the 87 ft. patrol boat, the USCGC Pelican.
Established by the Congress of the United States on August 4, 1790, the Coast Guard of today is one of the five armed services of the United States.

Carson Theriot is joined by NVMS Assistant Principal Gina Davidson (left) and NVMS Principal Joan Romero.

North Vermilion Middle’s Carson Theriot named Parish Middle School Student of Year

Carson Theriot was in his first-hour Math class when he learned of his new title.
Theriot is a North Vermilion Middle School Eighth grader who was named Student of the Year; but if that didn’t excite him enough, he was later named Parish Student of the Year.
“I was so surprised seeing everyone walking into my first-hour class,” Theriot said. “Mr. Jerome(Puyau), the assistant superintendent, my mom, everyone.”
The 8th grader realized that he won and couldn’t contain his excitement.

Olivia Savoie

Olivia Savoie has written more than 20 books.

Life Stories: Olivia Savoie helps preserve history of other people’s lives

Olivia Savoie loves to tell stories.
To be more precise, Savoie, a life-long resident of Vermilion Parish, loves to capture the stories of those who have a life-time of stories to tell.
After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Savoie, 24, began writing the life stories of elderly locals. Savoie takes those stories and creates something that will last forever.

Sammy Picard had a truck from the Maurice Volunteer Fire Department dedicated in his name during a ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Maurice Aldermen Jonathan Schlicher (speaking) and Fire Chief Matthew Trahan take part in the truck dedication ceremony for Sammy Picard (far left).

Sammy’s Truck: Picard honored by Maurice Volunteer Fire Department during dedication

MAURICE — On Sunday, January 27, Maurice Volunteer Fire Department honored their own Sammy Picard with a truck dedication. In late 2017, the department purchased a new truck; working number 622.
Among the many attendees, Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot was the first to offer his kind words to ‘a good friend.’


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