Berwick Junior High’s Student Council recently attended Louisiana Association of Student Council’s convention in Sulphur. Tyler Lambert placed in the photography contest. Students work on community service projects throughout the year. Anyone in need of services, contact Danielle Pisani, co-advisor, at email@example.com or Keri Hill, advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bottom row, from left, are Payton Suire, Mary Jordan Melancon and Abram Gilder. Top row, from left, are Pisani, Devan Gallegos, Sydney Aucoin, Mary Catherine Reggie, Anna Armato, Leah Domangue, Makayla Melendez, Lambert and Hill.
Daniel Wilson of Morgan City was named the Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation Citizen of the Year during the organization’s annual fundraising banquet held Saturday at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City. The retired carpenter was recognized for his many years of service to the community. He teaches Christian Education Studies in Houma. “I try to do everything according to His (God’s) will,” Wilson said. In the photo from left are foundation members Lisa Jordan, Barbara Walker and Ramon Colar, guest speaker Southern University Vice Chancellor Gloria Bartley Moultrie, foundation member the Rev. Larry Frank, Wilson and foundation secretary Ruby Maize, president Herman Hartman, member Janice Willoughby, Foundation Vice President Reginald Weary, members Ella Mahannah and Cornel Keeler, and treasurer Earl Johnson.
The local owners of McDonald’s, Terry and Carita Wilburn, treated Holy Cross Elementary School students in Lauren Guidry’s second grade class to cake and juice in recognition of student Charlotte Callais dressing as a McDonald’s employee for Career Day. Front row, from left, are Sophie Vining, Ben Miller, Scotty Williams, Robert Hunter, Sofia Saleme, Rhett Thomas, Jillian Morell, Andrew Cavalier, Gage Patureau and Callais. Second row, from left, are Guidry, Angelo Viscardi, McDonald’s representative Bernardine Morgan, Sarah David, Elijha Brown, Chloe Estay, Madison Sons, Terry Wilburn and Carita Wilburn. Third row, from left, are Emma Chamberlain, Hannah Domingue and Katelyn Breaux. Back row, from left, are Emily Allemond, Jolie Boudreaux and Howard Kinchen.
April Students of the Month were presented during the Thursday, April 11, St. Mary Parish School Board meeting. They are, from left, Emma Grace Marin, fifth grade at Patterson Junior High; Alexis Cross, 12th grade at West St. Mary High; and Olivia Orlando, eighth grade at Berwick Junior High.
St. Mary Parish School Board Employees of the Month for April were presented during the Thursday, April 11, meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. From left, are Erik Savoy, sixth grade social studies teacher at Patterson Junior High; Kendall Damond, band director at West St. Mary High; and Rachel Auenson, teacher at Berwick Junior High.
Herman Hartman, a retired Morgan City High School teacher, spoke to the U.S. history class at Central Catholic High School. Hartman spoke about what life was like for black people in Morgan City during the civil rights movement. He told the students about how his family life helped him to turn something negative into a positive learning experience. Students heard about the school life, social life, political life and more during the 1950s and 1960s. He spoke with pride about his father, who put eight children through college on a policeman’s salary. His father also drove a school bus to help educate his children. Students in Ann Burton’s and Karen Solar’s U.S. history classes studied the civil rights movement. Shown are Joe Michel, Meoshonti Knight, Solar and Hartman.
Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about The Miles Liner Foundation at a recent luncheon from Mark Villa. From left are Rotary program director Cherie Laiche and Villa. A Miles Liner Foundation 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday at Berwick High School. Late registration through Saturday is $25. Sign in is from 7 to 8 a.m. and race time is 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Trophies will be presented to first through third place overall male and female finishers. Medals will be awarded to first through third place in each age group. Entry forms are available at www.mileslinerfoundation.com under the “Foundation Updates” tab. For more information, call 985-385-2259.
Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi has proclaimed April School Library Month in celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April, school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s educational career. Seated, from left, are Holy Cross librarian Patty Marks, Grizzaffi, and Central Catholic High School librarian Anna Saleme. Standing, from left, are Holy Cross Elementary School students Christopher Pitre and Michael-Anthony Hill, and Central Catholic High School students Jordan Lawtum and Parker Green. The students are all members of the Million Word Club.
Central Catholic High School Drama Club presents, “Encounter at Heavenly Gulch.” Performances will take place inside the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium Theater at 5 p.m. Sunday. Drama Club members are, bottom row from left, Mary Beth Blanchard, Christian Carbins, Maya Bochas and Wrenn Patterson. Top row from left, Liam McCloy, Bryson Barbier, Anjelica Jarrett, Katrina Robertson, Whitney Patterson, Salvatore Grizzaffi and Quinlan Duffy. Not pictured are Mary Frances Aucoin, Kamyria Benton and Caroline Nini. Tickets, $5, are available at the school office or at the door Sunday.