DHS teachers honored

Staff Report

Teachers at Donaldsonville High School received prizes, breakfast and lunch during the school's first Teacher Appreciation Week celebration.

Volunteers took over recess and before- school duty to allow teachers to enjoy breakfast and lunch throughout the weeklong celebration. Assistant Principal Marilyn Washington said the event could not have been possible without the support of many community leaders, businesses and churches.

Washington, along with Principal Gwen Boudreaux and administrators Gail Cornish, Vince Giardina and Amanda Mayeaux worked to make it a special week for the teachers.

Washington said the event was made possible thanks to the support and donations from Emmanuel Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Greater Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Second Mount Olive Baptist Church, Mount Salem Baptist Mission Church, Mount Triumph Baptist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Shekinah Glory Full Gospel, St. Phillip B.C. and New Vision Outreach Ministries.

The school also thanked Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Rep. Elton Aubert, Parish Councilman Oliver Joseph, School Board member Jodi Elisar, Chuck Long, Mark Peters, Michael McKinney, Mary White, Dora Lunkin, Ricky Babin, Darryl Marquette, Essence and Esquire Williby, Charlene and Bria Sutherland, Dorothy Lear, Kez Gipson, Caring Family Network of Louisiana, The Cup and Saucer, Career Builders, The Intersection, State Farm Insurance, LeBlanc's Pay Less Grocery, Ascension Parish Credit Union and Major Don Bailey.

Gifts for teachers were donated by artist Alvin Batiste, Elray Kocke, Merle Norman, Graugnard's Furniture, Legends and Wal-Mart.

"It was truly a special week," Washington said.