Veterans Day Poster Contest Winners announced at Parish Council Meeting

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From Left: Aubrey Odell, President’s Choice Winner; Madison Deslatte, 1st Place Winner; James Mclin, 2nd Place; Juliet Davis, 3rd Place and Reagan Rivere, Honorable Mention .
Back Row: Stacey Cooper, Joyce LaCour and Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez and members of the Ascension Republican Women organization (ARW) announced the winners of the 5th annual Veteran’s Day Poster Contest during the parish council meeting on Nov. 20.

The contest was sponsored by AWR and the winners received their Certificates of Excellence and cash prizes. President Martinez presided over the ceremony while Stacey Cooper, ARW Treasurer and Joyce LaCour, ARW contest coordinator, presented the prizes to the students.  

For the past five years, ARW has sponsored the Veterans Day Poster Contest in the Ascension middle and high schools. The contest gives students an opportunity to express their thoughts on the significance of Veterans Day. All five of the winners are sixth-grade students at St. Amant Middle School where Amy Braud and Michelle Causey are the Social Studies teachers. Braud remarked that she strives to impart to her students the significance of holidays throughout the year and that the poster contest is a welcome vehicle to accomplish this.

“In the past, we have awarded four prizes,” said LaCour.  “This year, because Parish President Tommy Martinez generously donated money for an extra prize, we added the ‘President’s Choice’ award.”

The 2014 President’s Choice (Grand Prize) of $125 was awarded to Aubrey Odell.

The 2014 First Place Poster Contest winner is Madison Deslatte who will receive a $100 prize for her artistic endeavor.

James Mclin, is the 2014 Second Place winner of a $75 prize.

The 2014 Third Place prize of $50 was won by Juliet Davis.

Reagan Rivere received the 2014 Honorable Mention prize of $25.