By Mike Rizzuto

Sun Times Editor

Two of Lake Arthur’s finest educators were acknowledged by the Jeff Davis Parish School Board at their regular meeting held on Thursday, October 16, 2008 for academic excellence.

The top Jeff Davis Parish teachers, support personnel and principals were all recognized for their outstanding performances.

Sherry LaPoint was named as “Outstanding School Support Person” of the year. LaPoint is a Special Education Aide at Lake Arthur High. She won her award at the High School level.

Elementary School level winner was Sandra Simien, Inventionist, of Jennings Elementary School.

Middle School level winner was Cassie Broussard, Clerical Aide, of Hathaway High School.

Teachers of the Year were:

--Elementary School Division, JoLynn Pousson, Welsh Elementary School;

--Middle School Division, Kristy Curlee, Jennings High School;

--High School Division, Amy Hulsey, Jennings High School.

Winners of the Parish’s Principal of the Year contest were as follows:

--Elementary School Principal, Mike Darbonne, Elton Elementary School;

--Middle School, Mona Miller, Hathaway High School;

--High School Division, Bridget Thomas, Lake Arthur High School.

Darbonne was a repeat winner from last year’s contest in this category, while Thomas has been honored for three consecutive years.

Sherry LaPoint, Lake Arthur Special Education Aide, was named "Outstanding School Support Person" by the Jeff Davis Parish School Board recently. Lake Arthur High School Principal Bridget Thomas was also named "High School Principal of the Year" for the third consecutive year.

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