St Bernard Post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Issue 22 - 2019 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office At 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at 504-278-7910 ® Sixth AgMagic on the River a Real Educational Experience By Todd Ragusa For the sixth year, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation host- ed AgMagic on the River at Docville Farm in Violet from May 7 through May 11. Pro- duced by the LSU AgCenter in collaboration with the Me- raux Foundation, LA Sea- Grant, and 4-H, the annual educational event takes visi- tors on an interactive journey that links Louisiana’s agricul- ture and environment with people’s everyday lives. AgMagic is an education- al experience where youth learn about the important connections between agri- culture, the environment and their lives. The yearly event is designed for youth in grades third through sixth. “AgMagic on the River is a hallmark of the program- ming we host at Docville each year, advancing our mission by engaging young people in meaningful educational ex- periences and showcasing some of the best that St. Ber- nard Parish has to offer,” said Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation. This year, the free event welcomed more than 1,800 students and 140 teachers on field trips during the week as well as some 300 attendees on Saturday, when the event The free event welcomed more than 1,800 students and 140 teachers. Photo Courtesy of Todd Ragusa See AGMAGIC, page 3 Chalmette High School Proudly Announces Graduating Class of 2019 Contributed by Chalmette High School Commencement ceremo- nies for the Chalmette High School Class of 2019 were held at the University of New Orleans Lake Front Arena on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 8 p.m. One hundred and four seniors graduated with hon- ors, having maintained a 3.3 or better grade point average and a minimum score of 20 on the ACT. The top six graduates were, Emily Thuy Vu, Vale- dictorian, Aseel Nadeem Je- breel, Salutatorian, Third Honor Graduate, Megan Thu Nguyen, Fourth Honor Graduates, Christian Arthur Baynes Kline, Eryn Kate Lo- ria, Hayden Sullivan Harmon Williams. Photos Courtesy of CHS Valedictorian Emily Vu Salutatorian Aseel Nadeem Jebreel Also graduating with hon- ors Hailey Gabrielle Abrams, Timothy James Adams, Jr., Esau Efrain Aguirre-Saracay, Paul Anthony Alfonso, Jr., Sierra Elizabeth Allemand, Amber Cherie Allen, Jaida Alese Alphonso, Ashley Ni- cole Bayhi, Spencer Doyle Beck, Dustin Clarence Bell, Corrine Marie Billiot, Alexis Marie Blanchard, Ja’Coby Melvin Kevin Blayton, Tif- fany Lynn Brandt, Hydiya Susan Butler, Ashley Caro- lina Canas, Lukas Allan Ca- ruso, Dawnell Marie Conley, Ronald Raymond Conley, Jr., Caitlyn Elizabeth Cook, Bay- lei Ann Rose Couture, Hay- lie Alexis Creason, Stormie Raelynn Crowell, Amy Trinh Dang, Allison Isabel Deffes, Erica Ann Dinet, Aiden Riley Edler, Douglas Joseph Eiser- loh IV, Gabriel Robert Evans, Layla Nicole Favalora, India Alexis Flowers, Tyler Kobe Fogarty, Gabrielle Emily For- sythe, James John Frazier, Alexis Jade Gonzales, Lexie Ryan Guerra, Falyn Elice See GRADS, page 5