Zachary High School and the Zachary Athletic Foundation, along with family, friends, students and athletes, will come together Oct. 30 to honor the late Jerry Joseph Boudreaux, former principal, during a halftime ceremony at the Broncos football game against Central.
A sign bearing Boudreaux’s name will be unveiled at the site of the school’s Academic Athletic Center, located adjacent to the football field.
Formerly called the ZHS Academic Athletic Building, the building will be called the Jerry Boudreaux Academic Athletic Center.
Principal of Zachary High from 1970 to 1995, Boudreaux was a community leader, educator, military veteran, Rotarian, Jaycee, Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame member, church leader and volunteer of many significant community causes and organizations.
“Jerry Boudreaux was a devoted husband and family man and left a legacy of serving and caring for students and the communities in which he lived,” said John Stagg, president of the Zachary Athletic Foundation.
Funding for the sign was raised during a capital campaign spearheaded by the Athletic Foundation.
“We are blessed at having Jerry Boudreaux, and the caliber of man he was, with us for so many years,” Stagg said. “He touched all our lives, from students and faculty to family, friends and the community. We are so very grateful to the many businesses and people who continually support Zachary High and Zachary athletics through the Zachary Athletic Foundation. The real winners are the students. They are our future.”
The unveiling ceremony will be held at the site of the building on the south end of Bronco Stadium.
Friends and family of Boudreaux, students, faculty, ZAF members and many from the community will be in attendance.