EPSB gains lesson in Petanque; recognizes State FBLA winners
The Evangeline Parish School Board members received a lesson in petanque during it's Wednesday meeting from Ville Platte High French teacher Nicholas Jagneaux.
For the presentation, Jagneaux was accompanied by his French student Ryandracus Chapman, who recently won the award for being the youngest player at a petanque tournament he attended with Jagneaux in Lafayette.
After introducing themselves to the board in French, the two gentlemen explained the game of pentanque and passed petanque equipment donated by pentaque world champion Bernard Champey. Champey donated two sets of pentaque balls, one of which Jagneaux said they plan to donate to Ville Platte Elementary's French Immersion program with Champey's approval.
Jagneaux explained that the game consists of tossing a small ball, also known as a piglet or coshonnet, and then tossing two larger balls in an attempt to land them as close as possible to the piglet. The team who lands their balls closest earns points until one team is declared the winner.
Before completing his presentation, Jagneaux thanked School Superintendent Darwan Lazard for the continued support he has shown for VPHS through their efforts to learn more about the sport of petanque.
During the April 3, 2019 meeting, VPHS's Mitzi Fontenot was also recognized for being named the Louisiana Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Sponsor of the Year.
While addressing the board, Fontenot not only expressed her gratitude for the honor, but she also recognized students who placed at the State FBLA Conference.
Those students are as follows: Moriah Veillon from Basile High, who placed fourth place in journalism; Sylas Fontenot, Whittney Manuel and Wesley Marcantel from Mamou High, who placed third in 3D animation project; Toriance Fontenot from Mamou High, who placed fourth in business law; Kaitlyn Johnson from Mamou High, who placed second in introduction to business procedures; Olivia Mayeaux from Mamou High, who placed fourth in introduction to parliamentary procedures; Joseph Mabe from Mamou High, who placed seventh in accounting and sixth in personal finance; Lauren Soileau from Mamou High, who placed 10th in agribusiness; Abihaile Patrick and Kelsey Berzas from Mamou High, who placed fifth in website design project; Faith Fuller from Pine Prairie High, who placed seventh in introduction to FBLA and 10th place in intro to business procedures; Kayla Myers and Kaylee Ramsey from PPHS, who placed fourth in hospitality management and qualified for the National Leadership Conference; and Celiah Guillory from Ville Platte High, who placed fourth in business calculations and qualified for the National Leadership Conference.
Look for more news from Wednesday's meeting in the Sunday, April 7, 2019, edition of the Ville Platte Gazette.