Your choice to help made a difference
Published 12:13 am Friday, May 14, 2010
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our CHOICES volunteers who participated in our CHOICES program throughout the parish in late April.
The CHOICES program is a program where community volunteers come into the schools and spend two days with eight-grade students discussing choices that they will make and how these choices will affect their lives.
It is a wonderful thought-provoking experience for our students who benefit from hearing about the life experiences of our volunteers.
This is the second year of this program and it is coordinated by Heather Malone of Concordia Parish Economic Development and Cheryl Probst, Region 6’s College and Career Transitions Coordinator.
The program would not be possible without the work and support of these two ladies.
A big “thank you” goes out to both of them. I would also like to thank the following volunteers who went out to the classrooms and met with the students:
Aaron Kelly — Anytime Fitness
Ashley Powell — LSU AgCenter
Sam Jones — Jones Web site Services
Bridget Milliken — Whitaker Eye Center
Mark Miller — Tensas State Bank
Ricky Knapp — Olde River Cleaners
Uzella Frazier — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office
Vernon Stevens — Riverland Medical Center
Bobby Sheppard — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office
Ouida Pecanty — Delta Bank
Derrick Carson — Seventh Judicial public defender
Patricia Anderson — Concordia Bank & Trust Co.
Catherine Cartwright — Concordia Bank & Trust Co.
Jamie Burley — Vidalia Chamber of Commerce
Lillian King — Concordia Bank & Trust Co.
Pastor Simeon Green — Doty Road Church of God
Without their time and effort the program would not be possible.
These volunteers have truly demonstrated our school system’s motto that “Education is everybody’s business.”
Thank you all again and we look forward to next year’s program.
director of academic programs
Concordia Parish School Board