Darensbourgs named Family of the Month

Lyndon and Tina Darensbourg received the September Family of the Month Award from Knights of Columbus Council 9692 on Sept. 28 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.

The Rev. Trey Nelson and Grand Knight Eddie Guidry presented the award.

The Darensbourgs have been St. Jude parishioners since March 2000. Lyndon helps at parish-wide work days, belongs to the Knights of Columbus and has served on the School Advisory Council. He is a church usher and a member of the St. Jude Men’s Club, where he has served as treasurer for five years. He has been accountant for the Fair Core Committee since 2009. Tina volunteers at the fair and as a reader in the school library and helps out with the school’s “Santaland.” Both have served on school field days. Their children are Kaitlyn, Lyndsey and Christopher.

Bill Wilhelm chairs the award committee.

LRTA district officers discuss state fall event

Louisiana Retired Teachers Association District IV officers met Sept. 30 at the LRTA office in Baton Rouge to discuss and plan the LRTA State Fall Meeting, which will be held Oct. 27-29 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge.

President Janis Hernandez had committee chairmen give reports. Dorothy Wilson of East Baton Rouge Educators of Yesteryear said which dignitaries were invited and had accepted to take part. Also giving reports were Leontine Washington, Iberville Retired Teachers; Ken Paxton, LSU Retired Teachers; Peggy Aime, Ascension Parish Retired Teachers; Sonja Terrell, East Feliciana Retired Teachers; Ann Biggers; LeRoy Washington and LRTA Assistant Director Renee Siccone.

Aime was elected as the district’s Name of Fame honoree to be presented at the State Convention. Hernandez provided lunch.

Local student selected national STEM finalist

Joshua Courtney, of Baton Rouge, is among 30 finalists selected in the Broadcom MASTER, a national science, technology, engineering and math competition.

Courtney, who is home-schooled, was selected for his project “Condition Factors in Fish as Bioindicators of Oyster Overharvesting in the Calcasieu Estuary.”

Winners will be named Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C., after completion of a rigorous competition that tests their abilities in STEM subjects, teamwork and collaboration.

The full listing of finalists is at student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters-2014-finalists andbroadcomfoundation.org/masters/winners/2014#finalists.

Youth Peace Olympics winners announced

The Louisiana Center for Health Equity along with the Together We Are More Adolescent Health Collaborative announced the inaugural Youth Peace Olympics winners on Sept. 27 at BREC’s Independence Park Theater and Cultural Center.

Winners are:

10- to 11-year-old category — Jeremiah Wannamaker, gold medal; Quentin Jordan, silver medal; Terani Tillman, bronze medal.

12-13 category — Jeralyn Harris, gold medal; Makayla Milton, silver medal; D’Andre Jordan, bronze medal.

14-16 category — Jerneisha “Kelly” Weber, gold medal; Jordan Stewart, silver medal; Jerrell Tanner, bronze medal.

Ralfiere Jordan won the Most Improved Award and Jeremiah Wannamaker received the Olympic Spirit Award.

The 2014 YPO started in April with a focus on choosing a non-violent lifestyle. There were one-day camps in May, June, July and August that included, training, inspirational and motivational speakers, sports activities and creative arts.

For information, email info@lahealthequity.org.

Hurst family reunion planned in Clinton

The 61st annual Hurst family reunion for descendents of Henry Hurst will be 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Oaks Lake Golf Course in Clinton. Contact Peggy Vaughan, (225) 719-0156.

Lee High Class of ’84 sets 30-year reunion

The Lee High School Class of 1984 will hold a 30-year reunion starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Heads & Tails Seafood.

Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/lee-high-class-of-1984-30-year-class-reunion-tickets-12287976669.

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