New members appointed to Jury Commission
New members appointed to Jury Commission

New members appointed to Jury Commission

Honorable Kim Turlich-Vaughan, Clerk of Court is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Jury Commission. Doreen Landry Davis and Rev. Michael Jiles were selected to fill vacant positions on the Commission. The Jury Commission is tasked with ensuring that potential jurors are selected in a random, impartial manner, and that the jury database is properly administered and revised to reflect the composition of the community. In Plaquemines Parish, it consists of the Clerk of Court and four other members, each having the qualifications set forth in Article 401 of the code of criminal procedure and are appointed by written order of the district court, who shall serve at the court’s pleasure. The Jury Commission meets at least once every six months and when ordered by the court and may meet at any time to select or supplement the general venire. Meetings of the Jury Commission are open to the public. Our jury terms run from March thru August and September thru February.

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LAFF out loud

South Plaquemines Elementary third grader Keyia Davis was recognized at the March 2 Plaquemines School Board meeting at Belle Chasse Middle School for finishing second in the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals’ (LAFF) statewide poster contest. Ngoc Bang Tran from South Plaquemines High School was also recognized for finishing third in LAFF’s essay contest but was unable to attend the school board meeting. Both students received ribbons and cash prizes for their exceptional takes on the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival. Keyia is pictured with SPE Principal Dr. Stacey-Ann Barrett, SPE art paraprofessional Rita Frelich, and Keyia’s grandmother Deadra Davis.

SPHS students to compete at Home and Garden Show

A quick Google search will show you that the return of Shop class is a real and growing phenomenon, now preparing students for professions ranging from carpentry and construction to engineering and architecture. Leaders of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBA- GNO) hope the group’s new Bayou Battle of the Build (BBB) competition will help encourage workforce development in construction trades. In BBB, teams from area high schools will plan and build a project, then present it for judging at the 2020 New Orleans Home & Garden Show, March 27-29 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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South Plaq. YMCA forms Leaders Club

The South Plaquemines YMCA has formed a Leaders Club (teens in seventh through 12th grade) in collaboration with South Plaquemines High School. Leaders Club is designed to provide knowledge, training and experiences so that teens become strong leaders in their community and foster a spirit of service to others. Leaders gain confidence, maturity and exposure for career and college readiness through club participation.

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