St Bernard Post

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Issue 24 - 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 See CHAMPS, page 6 ® St. BernardParish’sAcademic Teams Take Home National Championship Contributed by St. Bernard Parish School District St. Bernard Parish’s Aca- demic Games Team traveled to Orlando, Fla., recently, joining over 2,000 students from across the U.S. to compete in this elite, national tournament. This year’s team was spon- sored by the Chalmette High Flying Owl Fund who donated $6,000 to cover student expens- es for the tournament. Academic Games, a series of academic competitions where students are challenged to use higher order thinking skills, fo- cuses on language arts, English, history, and mathematics. Superintendent Doris Voiti- er, a former player and coach, said this activity is near and dear to her heart. “We are so proud of our stu- dents for their achievements,” she said. “Each year at the na- tional tournament, we get noth- ing but accolades about our stu- dents’ behavior, their character, their integrity, and their sports- manship. All of which proves once again, St. Bernard Parish The National Academic Games team, including the Junior and Senior members, was recently recognized by the St. Bernard Parish School Board for their outstanding achievements at the recent National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Photo Courtesy of SBPSD St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy Receives Donation From Public Information Department, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff ’s The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office recently received a $100 Winn-Dixie gift card donation from the Vietnam Veterans of America, St. Bernard Chapter 550 to benefit the department’s Junior Deputy Academy, a pro- gram for children ages 10 to 13 designed to foster community pride and teach them about law enforcement. The Junior Deputy Acad- emy, started in 2015 and held over a five-week period during June and July, is patterned after the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Po- lice Academy for adults. Officers from various divisions of the Sheriff’s Office visit with partici- pants during the course to intro- (Pictured) Hilton Preau, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, St. Bernard Chapter 550, second from left, recently presented a $100 Winn-Dixie gift card to the St. Bernard Sheriff ’s Office for its Junior Deputy Academy. Accepting the donation for the Sheriff ’s Office are Sgt. Eric Eilers, Capt. Charles Borchers, and Dep. Aaron Johnson. duce them to different aspects of police work. Participants visit St. Bernard Parish Prison and a local shooting range, and learn basic first aid and CPR. Photo Courtesy of S.B.S.O.