As we flip our calendars to the year 2015, let this coming year be better than all the others. Encourage youths to do their best. Share your experience and offer support. Young people need role models.

The sure way to have a friend is to be one. We are all connected by our humanity, and we need each other.

Don’t abandon your old-fashioned principles. They never go out of style.

If you have love in your life, consider yourself blessed, and vow to make this the best year ever.

Students return to school

The students at all St. Helena Parish public schools will return from the Christmas break on Jan. 5.

Superintendent Kelli Joseph said she is excited for the new year and expects all students to return eager to learn.

Announce your event in your local paper

Do you have something coming up that you would like to announce in the St. Helena Echo? Feel free to send it to the address below.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email swarren@theadvocate.com.