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FERRIDAY HIGH School’s C.J. Reed sprays water on teammate Bobby Sheppard Jr., during the Trojan’s practice Tuesday. Players lock arms walking to the middle of the field to begin working on plays. Ferriday hosts Richwood of Monroe Friday at 7 p.m. at Melz Field. (Sentinel photos by Joey Martin)

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ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP winners were from left, Sophie Cooper of Delta Charter, Jaddah T. Johnson of Ferriday High, Meah Peoples of Monterey High and Matthew Cooley of Vidalia High. Not pictured, Jashayla Ch'Briele of Concordia Parish Academy.

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FERRIDAY MASONIC Lodge #390 recognized Delta Charter students, center from left, Clay Roberson and Joelee Dillard, both juniors. The award winners were nominated by the faculty, staff, and administrators at Delta Charter School and honored during the annual academic awards ceremony May 16. A…

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DELTA CHARTER students Curtis Bullitts, second from left, and Jestin Garrison, second from right,  were recently recognized as Top Welders in the CLTCC program.  Doonie White, center, program director at CLTCC said each student attended classes regularly and demonstrated exceptional proficie…

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MONTEREY HIGH School recently participated in the District Literary Rally held on the beautiful campus of Louisiana Christian University in Pineville. The following students placed and/or participated: Advanced Math - Will Johnson and Auden Green, Algebra I - Laken Thompson and Levi Tisdale,…

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Delta Charter School students recently attended the District Rally at Louisiana Christian University in Pineville.  Front from left, Peyton Akins, Marlee Nelson, Sarah Merrill, Mia Johnson, Cailey Geoghegan, Makenzy Hawley, Dkeiron Morales, Mallory Wallace, Jolee Dillard. Second row from lef…

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DELTA CHARTER students qualifying for the State Rally which will be held at LSU on April 9 are Makenzy Hawley (Advanced Math-Statistics) Jailen Watson (Overall Winner-IBCA) Landon Mullins (Overall Winner-World Geography) Chase McGraw (Overall Winner-Financial Literacy) Clay Roberson (Divisio…

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Concordia Parish Schools will register Pre-Kindergarten students for the 2023 school year from March 2, 2022, to March 31, 2022. All sites will register online. Go to the Concordia Parish School web page for the registration link.

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The 27th annual Miss Vidalia Pageant will be held Saturday, February 5, at the Vidalia Convention Center when eight high school seniors compete for the crown. Doors open at 6 p.m., the event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, children under 10 will be admitted free.

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CONCORDIA PARISH LIBRARY visited Vidalia Lower Elementary with Mrs. Linda Hollis reading Christmas stories to the children.

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CONCORDIA PARISH Academy pre-k and kindergarten students are learning about community helpers and had two special guests from Concordia Parish Fire District #2. Chief Vic Brown, far-right, officer Drew Beach, far left, Pre-K teacher Savannah Anderson and Kindergarten teacher Kit Spears were …

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Veterans will be honored with programs at Vidalia and Ferriday High Schools next week.

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OCTOBER IS Bully Prevention month, Concordia Parish Academy held a poster contest as a way to get the message to their students and help prevent bullying. The winners of the contest were, Dondria Wilford, third grade; Lyric Warner, eighth grade and Leilani Buckley, fourth grade.

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WORK WAS underway on the construction of the new Monterey Gym this week. Construction has delayed for various reasons, including weather. The completion date is currently set at for May 1, 2022. Don M. Barron Contractor Inc. of Farmerville is the contractor for the $3.5 million project. (Con…

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Concordia Parish Academy announces the following honor lists for the first nine weeks of the school year.

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Plans are being made for a 50th class reunion for the Vidalia High School classes of 1970 and 1971. Since the COVID and quarantine issues of 2020 prevented the class of 1970 from hosting a reunion, the class of 1971 has invited them to join in their 50th reunion celebration.

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FOUR OF Concordia Parish’s high schools held graduation ceremonies last week. Delta Charter’s graduation is slated for May 21. (Photos by Whest Faulk)

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MISS VIDALIA 2020 Ryleigh Probst crowns 2021 winner Shyvlie Blaney Saturday night at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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CONCORDIA PARISH 4-H’er Haskill Calvin spends some time with his Nubian goat, Darth Vader, during the 81st Annual Northeast District Livestock Show last week in Delhi. Seven 4-H members from Concordia Parish have qualified for the LSU State Livestock Show. See more Pg. ?? (Photo courtesy LSU…

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SANTA PAID a visit to students at Ferriday Lower Elementary last week as many parish businesses and most governmental offices prepare to close Thursday, Christmas Eve, for a long holiday weekend.

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Editor’s Note: Second-graders at Vidalia Elementary School wrote letters to CoVid-19 as a writing project. Letters were randomly selected for printing in the newspaper but all the students' letters are included below:

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VIDALIA LOWER Elementary Pre-K student Ryleigh Jones celebrated the letter D week at school by talking to a dinosaur named Robert. Ryleigh is the daughter of Ethel Williams. (Photo courtesy Susan Mingee)

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LYREHC CAGE was recently recognized the Vidalia Lower Elementary’s Top Accelerated Reader. Lyrehc is the daughter of HuCheryl Walker and Brady Page. She was a 2nd grader in Ms. Joanna Bernard’s class during the 2019-2020 school year. Lyrehc read 343 AR books, and earned 219.3 points with 98%…

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FERRIDAY HIGH senior Khylyn Lewis takes a water break during football practice Monday, the first day of official football practice in the state. High schools are still awaiting a decision from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association on the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Concordia Parish …

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Graduation ceremonies are slated at four parish high schools next week, according to Superintendent Whest Shirley.

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RAY BROWN (left) and Arthur Lee Brown stand by a wall of Ferriday High graduate pictures located in front of Ferriday High. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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A SIGN commemorating Vidalia High School Class of 2020 hangs for all to see (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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In a world where most things have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation will actually come two weeks early for 123 Practical Nursing students at Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC).

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VIDALIA LOWER Elementary teachers rode around Vidalia on Friday (April 17) to wave to their students during the coronavirus. Waving to the teachers are, from left: Emma. Breanna and Landon Vest. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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DELTA CHARTER senior football, softball and tennis players were honored with a parade around the school's athletic facilities Thursday (April 16). Family and friends drove through the facility honking their horns at the seniors. All stayed in their cars. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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VIDALIA LOWER Elementary held a Mardi Gras parade Friday morning. King Lucas Crain ruled over the parade. (Sentinel photo by Wes Faulk)

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CONCORDIA PARISH ACADEMY Students of the year are from left, John Garrett Patrick, 12th grade, Caroline Rout, 8th grade and Cameron Yearby, 5th grade. (Submitted photo)

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MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL third grade students honored their school resource officer, Deputy Blaine Paul for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  We appreciate his dedication and service to our school and community.  Third graders are front row, from left, Dalton Wiley, Eli Green, Emmitt Book, Bren…

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VIDALIA LOWER ELEMENTARY has been collecting canned goods for the last several weeks to help the Food Bank of Central Louisiana support families in the local community. Pictured are second graders Brayden Phelps, Benton Swillie, Daniel Santoyo, Jayden Carter, and Cruz Biglane helping VLE Ass…

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The students in Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper and Mrs. Pam Ganey's third grade classes at MHS attended the Black River Heritage Club Christmas meeting on December 10.   The club has "adopted" the third grade classes and gives them school supplies and holiday treat bags during the year.  The third grad…

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VIDALIA HIGH students Kaylee Cooley (left) and Cayley Weatherly position a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Friday during Vidalia High's veteran's program. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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CONCORDIA PARISH Academy Robotics team placed first in the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament held at Nichols State University in Thibodaux on November 10. The theme was City Shaper, How Can We Improve Our Community. CPA's project was on the Ridgecrest Water System. Robotic team members a…

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Vidalia Junior High School JAG (Job’s for America’s Graduates) specialist Ronnie Calhoun has been honored with the JAG-Louisiana High Performer Award.

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Kimberly Jackson admitted she has tossed and turned in her sleep in anticipation of the first day of school Friday.

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Elizabeth Watson, a student at Tensas Academy, has been selected to represent Louisiana as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

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