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Kanzi Spraggins wore his SLCC cap and gown last week when he received an associate degree.

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Kanzi will be wearing his high school cap and gown Saturday to graduate from Lighthouse.

Spraggins receives college degree before high school degree

Kanzi Spraggins’ family attended his graduation from South Louisiana Community College on Thursday.
Kanzi finished with an overall grade point average of 3.9 and also earned 61 college credits for an associate’s degree.
So, what separates Kanzi from the rest of the community college graduates?
He received an associate degree before he ever received his high school diploma.

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93.5 % of Vermilion Parish students graduate

The state’s Department of Education released its graduation rate and more students graduate from Vermilion Parish high schools than 64 other school districts in the state.
Vermilion Parish ranks seventh in Louisiana when it comes to graduating its high school students. The parish graduates 93.5 percent of its students.
The state average is 78.1 percent.
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau was pleased with the graduation rate.

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Gueydan senior Ashari Terry and other Gueydan seniors slap the hands of the elementary students in Gueydan.

More than 750 ready to graduate in Vermilion Parish high schools

Approximately 754 students are graduating this year, leaving behind many memories, and creating new ones. All but one school has exceeded last year’s number of graduates; that one school had a difference of 2.
Gueydan High School has 39 high school students graduating Thursday night at the Bill Searle Gym at 7:00 pm. Gueydan is one of the many schools who’s graduates are increasing in number.

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The UL Lafayette Alumni Association recognized Outstanding Graduate and Outstanding Master’s Graduate award honorees during ceremonies Monday at the Alumni Center. Top row, from left, are Alumni Association President Kyle Bacon, Jordan Richardson, Jennifer van Alstyne, Jesse Delgizzi, Healy Carden, Jaden Danos, Elizabeth Larmann and University President Dr. Joseph Savoie. Bottom row, from left, are Matthew Furka, Samuel Riehl, Anne LeBlanc, Mallory Landry, Elizabeth Ruehl and Mary McMahon. Richardson, van Alstyne, Delgizzi and Larmann are the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award honorees. Carden, Danos, Furka, Riehl, LeBlanc, Landry, Ruehl and McMahon were recognized as their respective colleges’ Outstanding Graduates. (Photo credit: Erica Falgout / UL Lafayette Alumni Association)

Abbeville’s LeBlanc among top UL Lafayette grads

Anne LeBlanc is among the top spring graduates of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette who will be honored on Friday.
Electrical engineering major Matthew Furka is the UL Lafayette’s Outstanding Graduate.
Furka will be among eight award finalists who will be recognized during the Spring 2018 Commencement General Assembly. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Cajundome.

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Abbeville’s budget in good shape

When dealing with a government budget, there are going to be ups-and-downs during the course of the year.
For the City of Abbeville, the first quarter of 2018 went mostly on the up side of things.
Members of the Abbeville City Council heard a positive report on finances for the first three months of the year. Steven Moosa of Darnal, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick made the presentation during a finance committee meeting last Tuesday.
“Overall there is nothing that stands out in the first quarter that is unusual or unexpected,” Moosa said. “It was very positive.”

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