On Tuesday, December 4th, Superintendent Jerome Puyau visited LeBlanc Elementary to generously dedicate the book, “The Story of the Puyau Family of New Orleans,” to the LeBlanc Elementary Library. The dedication was made in honor of LeBlanc Elementary becoming the first French Immersion school in Vermilion Parish. The book was written by Alwyn Rouyer, a cousin of Mr. Puyau’s, and chronicles the family’s journey from Labastide, France, to New Orleans, Louisiana. This book symbolizes the importance of preserving our French heritage through culture, language, and education.
Pictured from the left are: Kay Marix, United Way Community Collaborations Manager, Rachelle Brown, LeBlanc Elementary Principal, Kim Langlinais, LeBlanc Elementary Librarian, Mr. Jerome Puyau, Superintendent of the Vermilion Parish School Board, Margaret Trahan, United Way President and CEO, Kristin Moore, LeBlanc Elementary Assistant Principal.