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Emma Broussard is able to drive her own car despite not being able to walk.

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Emma secures the second wheel to the chair.

Kaplan teenager has hope she will walk again

KAPLAN — Seventeen year old Emma Broussard is an independent high school student.
Her morning routine is conventional. The alarm rings, she gets into the shower, gets dressed and makes it to breakfast. She drives her younger sister to René Rost Middle then gets to Kaplan High to start her school day.
Emma is a 4.0 student in a Core 4 program, meaning she plans to study at the university after graduation.

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Lyndelle Theriot was named the Abbeville High School principal for the 2017-18 school year.

Abbeville High School to welcome Theriot as new principal for coming year

There is a big change coming to Abbeville High, but don’t expect it to lead to too many changes around the school.
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau has announced that Lyndelle Theriot has been named the principal at Abbeville High School.
She is the school’s first female principal.
Theriot has spent the last five years as an assistant principal at the school. She will take over for Ivy Landry, who is stepping down after six years to pursue other options. Landry is expected to take another position at the school.
“I am really excited,” Theriot said.

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Chris Dardeau, the Rotary President, hands Faith Boudreaux her award.

Erath High senior wins ‘What I Want To Be And Why’ essay contest

By the time seniors graduate high school, few know what they want to do in life after high school. They all look for a sign that will guide them in the right direction.
Erath High graduate Faith Boudreaux got that sign her senior year.
Boudreaux recently won this year’s “What I Want to Be and Why” essay contest put on by the Abbeville Rotary Club. She wrote about how she wanted to be a speech therapist.

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Louella Hebert Touchet is excited to sit in the driver’s seat of a new school bus.

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Vermilion Parish Schools bus drivers, 1940s. Euclide “Bèbe” Dubois, fifth from left.

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Louella Touchet gets a tour of a new VPSB bus by Gary Landry.

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Kaplan Elementary School Bus Drivers, 1980’s Front: Wilfred Trahan, Mayonce Hebert, Eldridge Vincent, Raymond Lege, Wiley Meaux Back: J.T. Gabi Herpin, Dalton Suire, Dudley Guidry, Gladys Mouton, Lou Clark, Myrtes Faulk, Lou Touchet, Jimmie Eleazar, Joe Lege.

Touchet reflects on bus-driving career in Vermilion Parish, marvels at new vehicles

School buses in Vermilion parish today are state of the art vehicles equipped with cushioned seats, air conditioning and speakers for the radio and PA system, not to mention modern technology like GPS, video cameras and safety features. In addition, Vermilion Parish roads are paved and well-maintained. Riding the bus morning and afternoon is almost like riding in the comfort of the family vehicle for school kids.

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Billy Broadhurst, adviser to Edwin Edwards, dies

Billy Broadhurst, an adviser to Edwin Edwards and countless other elected officials across the state, has died, according to several people who knew him. He was 77.

Broadhurst was a lawyer who rose to prominence as a political operative working with a wide range of officials and a lobbyist for some of the most powerful interests in the state.

Broadhurst had been actively working on politics up until this past weekend, when he was in New Orleans meeting with officials and potential clients.

Details about Broadhurst's death were not immediately available.

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