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Concordia kicks off graduations

Hundreds of Concordia Parish seniors walked across the stage last week and emerged proud graduates of their respective schools.

Before we prepare for another week filled with caps, gowns and diplomas, let’s take a look back at the highlights from last week.

  • More than 200 students from Ferriday, Vidalia and Monterey high schools were honored during the schools’ commencement ceremonies. We congratulate all the graduates and wish them well as they begin the next phases of their lives.
  • Cathedral senior Mary Kathryn Carpenter was selected as one of four STAR students in the area. The title is given to the student who excels academically in the classroom and earns the highest ACT score at his or her high school. We congratulate Carpenter and hope she enjoys her time at the University of Alabama this fall.
  • A Ferriday family is sticking to their recently developed hobby of beekeeping. MacKenzie and Lane Stanford began the hobby when their mother, Jennifer, joined the recently formed Miss-Lou Beekeepers Association. We wish the family all the best as they continue buzzing with their bees.
  • A Woodville woman won $1 million in the Louisiana Lottery after a ticket she bought in St. Francisville turned out to be a winner. And even though Samantha Netterville’s bank account got a sizable deposit, she said the money will be saved and invested to provide for her family. We’re glad Netterville won the big prize and wish her the best.

Weather forecasts show slight chances of showers and thunderstorms this week, so keep your umbrella close as you prepare for the week ahead.