Zhorie'l Tapo, a first-grader at Plantation Elementary in Lafayette, is one of the grand prize winners for The Leader in Me Student Speech Contest. She, along with students in other age brackets, won a $500 Leadership Grant. Nearly 250 students participated in the nationwide contest.
It's the final weekend before all students in Louisiana head back to school! Click on the appropriate button to find calendars, school supply lists, and other valuable information to make the 2016-17 school year as easy as possible.
Walking into any store that carries uniforms or backpacks, you know it's approaching fast. But when is the first day for the 2016-17 school year? Here's the list for public schools in Acadiana parishes.
I asked a school administrator if she was happy that they were in the last days of the school year. She laughed and said the students are certainly having more difficulty focusing as summer gets closer.