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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.

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Olivia Savoie

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Olivia Savoie has written more than 20 books.

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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.

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

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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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Abbeville Police investigating Friday shooting

On the evening of Friday, Jan. 25, at approximately 8:46 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the area of Schlessenger Street and MLK on a Shots Fired call.
Upon arriving in the area, officers located a male subject laying on the roadway with a single gunshot wound to the lower back, who was transported to Abbeville General Hospital a short time later.
Detectives were contacted and upon arriving and investigating were able to obtain security video from a local business.

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Kaplan principal Dr. Janet Guerrini talks to the school board about how Kaplan Project Graduation raised $90,000 last year.

Changes coming to project graduation in Vermilion Parish

The School Board is looking for a way to reel in project graduations throughout the parish. Until it figures that out, the school board was expected to suspend next year’s project graduation at Thursday night’s school board meeting.
The original idea of project graduation was to have seniors, who had just graduated that night, meet at one location and spend one final night together.
However, over the last 20 years, project graduation has become more massive when it comes down to raising money for the eight-hour event.



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