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2019 Crown Bearer Ian Fernandez and 2019 Flower Girl Janie

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Matthew Thorn, 2018 Crown Bearer, 2019 Crown Bearer Ian
Fernandez 2019 Flower Girl Janie Broussard and 2018 Flower Girl Harper Frederick.

Dozier selects crown bearer, flower girl

Dozier Elementary First graders Janie Broussard and Ian Fernandez were selected as the 2019 Flower Girl and Crown Bearer for Erath High’s 70th Homecoming Celebration on September 20, 2019.
This tradition of Erath 1st graders being chosen to serve as crown bearers and/or flower girls goes back to the early 50s.
Janie Broussard is the daughter of Emily Suire and is in Regina Calliouet’s classroom. Ian is the son of Claudia Marin and is in Jennifer Toups’ class.

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Birth Announcements for Sept. 8

Henry Michael Gonsoulin
A son, Henry Michael Gonsoulin, was born Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Abbeville General to Carrie Nichole Primeaux of Kaplan and Adam Mikal Gonsoulin of New Iberia.

Darla Jenie Simon
A daughter, Darla Jenie Simon, was born Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Abbeville General to Mr. and Mrs. Duston Joseph Simon of Erath.
The mother is the former Jessica Marie Trahan.

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Pictured above are the 2018 LA Cattle Festival Royalty: Front Row (LtoR) Baby King Ja’khye Briggs, Petite Miss Addisyn Adams, Baby Queen Ava Alleman, Back Row (L to R) Deb Miss Danni Meche, Teen Miss Katelyn Bedwell, 69th Miss Cassie Kay Aloisio, Ms Brittney Roberts Lorio and Jr. Miss Marley Mitchell.

La Cattle Festival pageants scheduled, forms ready

The LA Cattle Festival is in search of young ladies of all ages and young men ages 0-4 to enter the pageants, to be held on September 7 and 8, 2019 at the Abbeville High Auditorium. Winners will reign over the festival weekend held October 10th thru 13th, 2019. There are age divisions for all to enter. We hope you can “Moove on Down” to Abbeville and join us!

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Leanny Muñoz is pictured with her accompanist Sean Duggan performing O mio babbino caro.

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Leanny Muñoz is pictured with her accompanist Sean Duggan performing O mio babbino caro.

Abbeville native’s performance at Brookshire Farm

A graduate of Abbeville High, Soprano Leanny Muñoz is currently a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of California, Davis. On Friday evening, August 23, she performed with accompanist Sean Duggan, pianist at Brookshire Farm in Abbeville. Duggan is a monk of St. Joseph Abbey in Covington, Louisiana. He obtained his music degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans and Carnegie Mellon University, and received a master’s degree in theology from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. From 1988 to 2001 he taught music, Latin and religion at St.

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Dozier faculty and staff

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Pictured are 3rd grade cousins John Paul Bernard and Kipten Landry on the 1st day of school. They are in Mrs. Shana LeBlanc’s 3rd grade class at Dozier Elementary

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Cameron and Coy Toups enjoy the Dozier Elementary Bus at the Meet and Greet session on August 6, 2019.

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Shown riding in Dozier Elementary’s positive energy bus are Assistant Principal Susie Stephen, Counselor Shelanne Richard, and Principal Karla Toups.

The Energy Bus at Dozier Elementary-year of positive energy

This summer the book “The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon made its way through the hands of a number of Vermilion Parish leaders and teachers. It focuses on ways to fuel positive energy with teams everywhere. With a bus cut out in place, Dozier Elementary Leaders Karla Toups, Susie Stephen, and Counselor Shelanne Richard welcomed their 2019-2020 faculty and staff with positive energy at their first in-house inservice on August 6, 2019. The bus cutout was enjoyed by all faculty and staff members.



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